The Housing Equation gets Solved

We saw the real estate market buzz and get really loud in early 2017 as prices continued to sky rocket. As the housing market started to heat up fast within the span of a few months the government threw in policies as an attempt to cool it off… but it raised a lot of questions for young first time homebuyers. There were all sorts of speculations …

Women in (their) Power Brunch

On June 24th, 2017 CTPA held a brunch event for established women professionals in the Canadian Tamil community. This was an invite-only event to offer a more intimate and powerful discussion. We had over 25 attendees and received a lot of praise for the venue choice. The room was filled with excitement as the ladies started introducing themselves to one another around the table. It …

CTPA hits another Hole-in-One

CTPA hosted its 2nd annual Golf Clinic workshop on June 17th, 2017 at the Angus Glen Golf Club and it was a tremendous success. We had well over 50 attendees come out on a cloudy Saturday morning looking forward to learning and improving their golfing skills. The hot summer sun emerged from the clouds and shone upon the golfers as …

LinkedIn connected at Paalam Launch

On June 3rd, 2017 we officially kicked off our Paalam mentorship program at our Launch event held at Markham Pan Am Centre. Many new faces appeared showing interest in the program as either a Mentee or potential Mentor. Several Paalam mentees from the year prior also dropped in to vouch for the success of the mentorship program and its impact …

Money: How to Save It, Invest It and Plan for the Future

Financial Literacy Workshop Recap March 25, 2017 We are so incredibly delighted to share with you the success of our very financial literacy workshop and want to extend our gratitude to the more than 50 attendees who voyaged their way to our event on a rainy Saturday morning. On March 25 th , we hosted our very first workshop of …

DHAMAY KANTHAN – A WOMAN’S PATH IN ENGINEERING

Dhamay Kanthan is the Director of Product Management for Joint Design Manufacturing (JDM) at Celestica. An active member of the community, Dhamay is also the President of the Scarborough Twilight Rotary Club, an organization of established professionals and leaders committed to serving the community with a motto of “service above self”. A bit about Dhamay   The youngest of four …

A CTPA Reading List to Hone Your Financial Literacy

What you don’t know about managing your money may end up hurting you. If you don’t know how to manage a budget, combat debt, fix a poor credit rating, or invest in an RRSP or TFSA, you’re missing out on opportunities that can improve your odds for financial stability, growth and success. Personal finance has always been difficult to understand, and …

Finding & Following Your Passion

When I was six, my parents somehow mistook my whimsical desire to be a nurse that wore a fun hat and a cute dress into a hidden passion for medicine. I blame the fortune-tellers for further fuelling this madness. Every astrologer we met told them I would be a doctor. One even had the audacity to promise I would be …

Raising Next Generation Professionals

 A few months ago I had the pleasure of being a part of the Tamil Women at the Top event hosted by the Canadian Tamil Professionals Association. While being inspired by the stories these powerful women shared on the challenges and triumphs they have experienced, I also noticed a common theme amongst some of the attendees. It was about raising …

Investing with Social Impact

On February 5th, the Canadian Tamil Professionals Association brought together a diverse group of professionals in the Tamil community for a unique networking experience at Gallery 345. This event was appropriately titled Investing with Social Impact. Attendees, consisting of both emerging and established professionals, were able to connect with like-minded professionals and have impactful conversations. The keynote speaker for the …