Recently, Dr. Mal Evans has been selected as the recipient of the 2010-2011 WIL Award which recognizes individuals and /or organizations that have demonstrated the following qualities Winning, Innovation and Leadership in their work with immigrants and newcomers to Canada.
An avid coach, guide and mentor, Dr. Evans has developed well laid out training plans to ensure a great experience for WIL clients. KGK Synergize Inc. has successfully placed eight WIL clients in just this past year, two of which are international medical doctors now pursuing licensure in Canada. Dr. Evans’ leadership has extended far beyond KGK to a Champion role across the London Region; through presentations at WIL’s Networking Sessions, London’s Internationally Educated Professionals Conference and volunteer mentoring through the Mentorship for Immigrant Employment Program. Dr. Evans has also accepted the invitation to sit on the London-Middlesex Immigrant Employment Council (LMIEC) whose role it is to facilitate the recruitment and retention of internationally trained individuals.
As part of the award, WIL Employment Connection made a donation to a charity of Dr. Evans' choice which she has graciously donated to Vitamin Angels, an organization dedicated to reducing child mortality worldwide by advancing availability, access and use of essential micronutrients, especially Vitamin A to newborns, infants and children under five years of age.
“I am very proud to be a part of such a great local organization such as WIL! Once a newcomer to this country myself I understand the challenges faced with different business culture and diverse expectations,” said Dr. Mal Evans, Scientific Director of KGK Synergize Inc. “WIL opens so many doors for these individuals and I feel privileged to open ours at KGK as they embark on new careers here in our community, it’s truly an honor!”
About KGK Synergize Inc:
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About WIL Employment Connections: WIL Counseling and Training for Employment and WIL Employment and Learning Resources Corporation (operating as WIL Employment Connections) are non-profit organizations dedicated, primarily, to facilitating the economic and social integration of immigrant women and men and Canadian women and men into the broader community of London and area. To this end, WIL provides services in information, referral, assessment, employment counseling and preparation, and facilitation of volunteer work experience placements leading to employment. In provided employment supports and services to individuals originating from 105 different countries (including Canada).