Sujani Ganesh: Interview with the Director of Established Professionals

From Molecular Laboratory Sciences to Leading by Example: How did Sujani’s Leadership Experience with CTPA Inspire Her Work? Sujani Ganesh is currently serving her last year as a member of the Board for the Canadian Tamil Professionals Association as the Director of Established Professionals. She stepped into the organization during a period of structural and strategic change, and rose above …

Daran Somas: Interview with the Director of Partnership

CTPA Board Experience Inspired His Leadership Style: How Passion Fuels Determination and Amplified Daran’s Career Growth Daran Somasundaram is currently serving his last year as a member of the Board for the Canadian Tamil Professionals Association as the Director of Partnerships and previously the Director of Internal Relations. He has been a core member of CTPA’s growth initiatives over the …

Hares Sivanrupan: Interview with the Director of Mentorship

From Schulich Grad to Marketing Management: How did Hares’ CTPA Board Tenure Empower His Leadership Growth? Hares Sivanrupan is currently serving his last year as a member of the Board for the Canadian Tamil Professionals Association as the Director of Mentorship and previously the Director of Network Engagement. He has been incredibly instrumental to the growth of CTPA in the …

LinkedIn: A Journey into Finding Your Career Path through Others

Just like many young professionals, I struggled finding my niche in this competitive job market. To tell you the truth, I am still struggling. Some of us can’t afford to lose our permanent jobs in order to explore uncertain opportunities. This is where my saviour LinkedIn enters the screenplay. LinkedIn is a platform that connects people without the awkward “let …

Estate Planning – It’s All About Your Legacy

Estate Planning? What estate? – The question I often get asked when I recommend my surrounding family to strongly consider their estate planning options. It is the modest answer that all Tamil households use to represent what we have accumulated in the last quarter century of living in Canada. Whether it be our net worth in the bank, RRSPs, real …

Civic Engagement as a Professional

As a professional, you might sometimes find that your needs and interests are not being heard by your representatives or the public service. With your career and lifestyle, sometimes you do not get the chance to partake within the political process besides the occasional time when it comes to vote and by that time it feels as though no candidate …

How to Peak Productivity and Your Sanity in the Era of Automation

Beyonce also has 24 Hours in Her Day Life can be a whirlwind. Endless to-do lists pull you in a dozen different directions and never seem to empty. We navigate that tempest every day as busy working professionals—volunteering, passion projects, side gigs, family, friends and maintaining a semi-decent social life. And for a lot of people, that’s only half their …

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 …