Abhishek Sarathy
Associate Vice-President, Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging – Programs & Partnerships
Canadian Tire
Toronto, Ontario


Born in the Middle East with south Indian heritage, Abhishek acknowledges his responsibility as an immigrant settler in, what is currently known as, Toronto, Ontario. Abhishek is co-leading Canadian Tire’s journey to cultivate a culture where belonging thrives and makes life in Canada better. Abhishek was a founding member of the Equity Secretariat at Trillium Health Partners, where he co-facilitated the organization’s pathway to become an antiracist hospital. Prior to this, Abhishek led marketing and operations teams at Sun Life Canada, and co-founded employee engagement groups to advance racial inclusion and workplace philanthropy.

Abhishek is the Board Co-Chair for the Centre for Equality Rights in Accommodation and the Steering Committee Co-Chair for the Centre for Connected Communities. He is a 2019 CivicAction DiverseCity Fellow. Abhishek is a binge watcher, rookie curler, French fry aficionado, and never not thinking about travel.