CTPA's "Toast to Success" Conference: Celebrating 15 Years of Empowering Canadian Tamil Professionals
The Honourable Anita Anand, former Minister of National Defence and Public Services and Procurement, is this year's keynote speaker.
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CTPA (Canadian Tamil Professional Association) has been a beacon of change for the past 15 years. With an unwavering commitment to creating opportunities for emerging and established Tamil professionals while fostering unity and growth within the community, CTPA has consistently challenged stereotypes and opened doors to success. CTPA proudly invites you to their premier event, the "Toast to Success" Conference, a groundbreaking initiative that has revolutionized professional development within the Tamil community.

Rewriting the Narrative

Fifteen years ago, negative narratives about the Tamil community perpetuated harmful stereotypes and overshadowed the achievements of those actively striving for positive change. During a casual conversation among friends at Tim Hortons, the idea for CTPA was born. Their mission is to reshape the narrative and create a network empowering Tamil professionals and promoting unity.

In these fifteen years, CTPA has achieved remarkable milestones. They have facilitated connections between thousands of mentors and mentees, resulting in numerous success stories and career opportunities through their Paalam program. Additionally, CTPA has hosted many industry-specific workshops, fostering networking opportunities and skill development initiatives. Through these efforts, CTPA has demonstrated their unwavering dedication to cultivating a supportive community where individuals can establish, grow, and connect professionally.

Celebrating Success: The "Toast to Success" Conference

Undoubtedly, one of CTPA's most prestigious endeavours is the "Toast to Success" Conference, symbolizing empowerment and achievement within the Tamil community.

The "Toast to Success" Conference is more than just an event; it's a day dedicated to personal development and growth. The conference focuses on emerging trends crucial for novice and experienced professionals, featuring a range of industry-specific panels. Additionally, attendees can participate in development workshops, providing the opportunity to explore current topics and gain new skill sets.

What makes this year's conference particularly special is its emphasis on unconventional career paths. CTPA recognizes that success comes in many forms, and this year's event highlights creative arts, trades, entrepreneurship, real estate, public service, healthcare, and mental health as viable and essential career choices within the community.

The Honourable Anita Anand is joining this year's conference as a keynote speaker. Anita Anand was first elected as the Member of Parliament for Oakville in 2019. She has previously served as the Minister of National Defence and Public Services and Procurement. She has achieved notable milestones throughout her political career, earning Canada's recognition with the Yvan Allaire Medal for outstanding contributions in governance related to private and public organizations.

Pioneers in Professional Development

CTPA is the first organization in Canada to host a professional development conference tailored to a minority community. This groundbreaking initiative has promoted community reform, solidarity, and support, setting a precedent for inclusivity and progress carried forward by generations of volunteers striving for positive impact. 

Join the Celebration

As we raise our glasses to success, we invite you to join us on September 17th, 2023, at Arcadian Court, 401 Bay Street, Simpson Tower, 8th Floor, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The "Toast to Success" Conference promises to be an inspiring day filled with knowledge, networking, and opportunities. Tickets are available for purchase through CTPA's registration link.

Take advantage of this chance to make a toast to Tamil professionals. 

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