Welcome to Albanian Canadian Excellence Society

Breakfast Speaker Series Thank you to our Sponsors
The Breakfast Speaker Series is a new program ACE Society is rolling out. It is a new addition to our professional development and networking component, and serves as a compliment to our Panel Series. As part of this new series we will be inviting industry leaders to discuss topics that impact our workplace and society.

Join our inaugural event on February 20th where we will discuss Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the way it’s changing our workplace. Our guest is our very own Gerjon Kalaci, CEO of Alexa Translations.

Limited number of tickets available. Book your tickets now!

For more information on this new speaker series and this event please follow this link.


550 REFLECTIONS Current & Past Events/Updates

Celebrating the “Year of Skanderbeg" through Art, Culture, Music & Storytelling.

On Dec 8th, 2018, more than 240 people attended ACE’s 550 Reflections, a celebratory evening to honour and pay tribute to the 550th anniversary of the death of the Albanian national hero, George Kastrioti Skanderbeg (Gjergj Kastrioti Skënderbeu). Since this event also coincided with the 106th anniversary of Albanian Independence Day, we celebrated the Albanian culture and values through storytelling, art and music, with the broader Canadian society and all of its diverse communities.

Please follow this link to view some of the moments from the event.

In addition, here you can find a chronicle prepared by Pasqyra Shqiptare.

Celebrating Success

2017 ACE Awards Gala was held on May 6th, 2017 at Chateau Le Jardin, Woodbridge. To check out the 2017 winners, as well our photo gallery and videos, please click here

2017 ACE Evening with Nominees was held on April 7th, 2017 at The University Club of Toronto. To check out the 2017 Nominees, as well our photo gallery and videos, please click here

2016 ACE Award Winners shared their experiences via video. Check out what they had to say and a lot more.

Learning & Development

ACE Mentorship Program With help from our Gala sponsors and community volunteers we brought together mentors, mentees and ACE members for the launch of the Mentorship Program on November 16th, 2017. Since that great start, ACE has delivered multiple sessions in March and June 2018, followed by three panel style events:

  •  – ACE Mentorship Industry Panel (Oct 2018)  featuring a moderated panel discussion between professionals and leaders in financial services and marketing, themed as How to chart your career path and succeed in the financial and marketing industry”.  
  •  – Women in STEM (Mar 2019)  featuring a moderated panel discussion between distinguished and experienced women working in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). Our panelists highlighted their career paths with an emphasis on success/difficulties that women face in science-based industries. The event offered great opportunity to get career insights to any young women who are currently studying or aim to enter any of these fields in the future.
  •  – Lawyers Unplugged (Oct 2019)  a collaboration between ACE Society and Albanian Canadian Lawyers Association (ACLA) bringing to our community a moderated panel of seasoned and young Albanian-Canadian lawyers who shared their perspectives in charting their career in law, as well as learning and challenges of Canadian Lawyers. This provided networking opportunities for participants to meet new people and follow up for a one-on-one and more indepth conversation with the panelists.

For more please check out our social media pages and our photo galleries.

Professional Seminar with Jim Beqaj took place on February 22nd, 2017 at the University of Toronto’s Hart House. The seminar provided participants with tips on how to find your dream job by being “you”. For more information and pictures from the event visit here.

Networking & Support

ACE Cafe: “When business & art collide”. Check here for more information