International Transgender Day of Visibility

Today (March 31st) is marked as the International Transgender Day of Visibility. We unite with our Trans community as allies to celebrate this vibrant community and their journey to create an equitable, inclusive, and loving place in society. In part, we use today to renew our promise to continue to educate ourselves about the Trans community and continue to act …

Mentorship 101: How to Have Effective Mentorship Conversations in Virtual and Hybrid Environments

Learn more about the tips and tricks from our Paalam Mentorship Team on how to hold effective mentorship conversations in a virtual and post-virtual environment! Connecting with industry professionals and holding mentorship conversations virtually (or in hybrid settings) can seem overwhelming – let alone even learning how to do it in the first place. However, this hasn’t diminished the importance …

MUNNETRAM: Sugan Mannavarajan

Sugan Mannavarajan: Toast To Success Established Professional Award Winner Sugan Mannavarajan is a community builder, amplifier and futurist who currently works as the National Relationships Manager in Innovation & Partnerships for Canada Housing and Mortgage Corporation (CMHC). Over the course of his career, Sugan has helped spearhead multi-billion dollar initiatives to support Canadians. As the recipient of the 2021 Toast …

#MyTamilHeritage: Sivaram Sivajeyanthan

In honour of Tamil Heritage Month in January, we had the privilege of speaking to a few individuals in the Tamil community on what Tamil identity means to them. Another area of focus this year was reflections through storytelling. We were able to dive deeper into some of the lives of these individuals through conversations and learn more about their life growing; which included memories of their culture, struggles, traditions, and achievements Here is the story of Sivaram Sivajeyanathan.

MUNNETRAM: Sharon Bala

Biography Sharon Bala is a writer, best known for her novel The Boat People, and has also published a number of short stories in a variety of magazines. In today’s Munnetram feature, we spoke to Sharon Bala about her journey as a writer, and how she crafts compelling, character-focused stories. Although Sharon has been writing since she was a kid, …