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 …

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 …