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 …

Theepan Balasubramaniam – Re-Engineering the Real Estate Industry

Theepan Balasubramaniam, an electrical engineer by education, is a Realtor with Century 21 Titans. More commonly known as “Homes By Theepan”, he has built his brand with an emphasis on service and education. As a testament to that, he has built credibility through video testimonials. In 2004, having completed his Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Ottawa, …

Ryan Nesharatnam – Founder & CEO of Infinite Corporation

Ryan Nesharatnam is the founder and CEO of Infinite Corporation, a software-marketing company serving an array of big name clientele such as Hoops Sports Bar & Grill, ThaiOneOn, York/Woodside Cinemas and Cellular Point. He has received critical acclaim for his company and has received awards such as CTYA’s Young Entrepreneur Award. Up until the age of 18, Ryan only saw …

Gaining by Giving Back: A Profile of Sanj Selvarajah

“The entire experience came to reinforce a paradox I have experienced time and time again when volunteering – when one volunteers, they end up receiving more in return than they gave in the first place.” Sanj Selvarajah says as he recalls his first experience as a volunteer. Sanj Selvarajah is a father, husband, son, brother, successful independent consultant and an …