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Supporting the Success & Empowerment of Tamil Professionals

Build & Learn


Build skills and knowledge with learning opportunities that propel your career forward at every stage, from entry to leadership. Discover top business trends, negotiation strategies, business etiquette and the craft of networking by attending our skill-building workshops and keeping your profile updated.

Network & Grow


Keep your network strong! Connect to an exclusive online community of dynamic, intelligent and accomplished professionals from varying backgrounds and industries to enhance your career success. We continue to shape the future of Tamil Professionals with innovative, forward-thinking programs that advance and support professionals at every stage in achieving their goals.

Leverage the Power of Mentorship

Paalam Mentorship is built on the foundational idea that through the sharing of knowledge, experience and ideas, mentors and mentees can mutually impact each other’s careers and personal endeavours.

We are looking for mentors and mentees like you to join our 2022 program! Registration is open from March 14, 2022.

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Develop new skills. Meet like-minded volunteers. Create positive change.

Read what our past volunteers have to say about their CTPA experience.

  • Anush, Paalam Mentorship Lead

    “As a young Tamil professional in Mathematics/Finance, it was difficult to acquire honest career guidance. Through university and the early part of my career, I found myself making decisions in isolation and often without a reliable network to consult for advice. A number of CTPA’s webinars and live events have enabled me to grow with my peers and learn from other people’s experiences. When many of us are experiencing the isolation caused by the pandemic, CTPA provides important touchpoints for growth at every stage of life. Many of us have arrived from different places, each with our own path travelled, and we are united by an intrinsic need to achieve common goals. The connections that we have created here are genuinely powerful, and I believe, everlasting. CTPA has been extremely influential to my personal development and has fulfilled my sense of belonging within a relatable community.”

  • Rumya, Paalam Mentorship Events Manager

    "I consider my role at CTPA, as Mentorship Events Manager, as a unique but an important one. It looks at ways to connect the organization more with the Tamil community in Canada through facilitating events and activities focused on knowledge sharing and mentorship, under our Paalam program. Paalam, to me, is about building connections and a more sustainable support system. Through connecting Tamil professionals across generations as mentors and mentees, our program gives back to the community by bringing it closer together. More importantly, considering the difficult times we currently are in, having a mentor or mentee to look up to for guidance and assurance, could be a positive addition to an individual’s support system. With a focus on building connections and stronger support systems, I ask myself the following questions when I lead events and activities. How can I coordinate mentorship and knowledge sharing activities and opportunities that are inclusive and facilitate deepened connection? What do these events and activities look like and why are they important? These questions guide the work that I do for CTPA. Answering them might not be easy but that challenge is what I find exciting and inspiring. It allows you to explore possibilities, draw from your lived experiences, and provides you with an opportunity to be innovative. When you also work with like-minded and talented peers, the experience becomes a lot more insightful and meaningful! "

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