Ing Wong-Ward is the Associate Director for the Centre for Independent Living in Toronto (CILT) a resource information and referral community agency run by people with disabilities for people with disabilities to achieve social and economic equality.
Prior to joining CILT in January, 2016, Ing worked as a broadcaster for CBC Radio and Television for 22 years. She began her career shortly after graduating from Ryerson University’s Journalism program… as a clerk in CBC Human Resources’ staffing unit. In short time, she did land a job in journalism. as a producer-trainee with the program “The Disability Network”. There, she learned to host, report and produce.
She then branched out to other CBC Television programs, first as a researcher and eventually, as a producer. She produced stories for “Midday”, “The National” and a number of CBC News Network current affairs programs.
After a decade in television, she joined CBC Radio and spent the last half of her career as a story producer with “Metro Morning” and “Here and Now. She spent her days connecting to Torontonians with a variety of perspectives, to share their stories about life in the city. She was also acting senior producer of both programs, along with the weekend morning show, “Fresh Air”. Under her leadership, each show saw an increase in listeners. In fact, she was the first producer to land “Metro Morning” a number one spot, in Toronto’s competitive morning market, a distinction it maintains to this day.
Outside of working as a journalist, Ing was active in her union, The Canadian Media Guild. She was former chair of the Human Rights Committee and was the inaugural Member, Human Rights and Equity with the CWA/SCA Canada, the Media Guild’s parent union.
She is a sought-after speaker, speaking to various groups including university students, bankers , lawyers and designers on issues related to disability and media. She is also the winner of the 2004 City of Toronto, Human Rights Access Award, and a recipient of a Gabriel Award.
Ing considers herself a committed urbanite and spends her free time exploring the city’s cultural and culinary scene with her husband and daughter.