Panel discussions bring out the nuances of complicated issues. At The Tholil Expo, you can expect an insightful panel discussion with Tamil-speaking panelists who belong to various backgrounds and industries.
Since The Tholil Expo has a special focus on education, NGOs (charities & non-profits) and businesses, the panelists will belong to these sectors. But what good are panel discussions?
1. Different perspective:
When you have several panelists, the views bring out different perspectives about their personal stories. Our panelists are encouraged to share their unique trajectories, periods of growth and reflection and ultimately, offer insight, guidance and perspective to our attendees.
2. Experts talk:
Since the experts are talking themselves, the information is authentic and all the attendees walk away with heaps of invaluable information, life lessons and insight
If you are listening to panelists, it also gives you a chance to engage with them and ask questions.
4. Establishing Yourself:
If you have been selected as one of the panelists then it gives you an opportunity to establish yourself as a professional and an expert in the concerned subject matter.
5. Audience feedback:
Once the workshop or the panel discussion ends, as a speaker or member of the panel, the opportunity gives you the chance to receive immediate feedback about the session. This not only helps the organizers but the speakers as well in improving the content. The moderator can pick up cues as well.
This is not your average networking event. This is not an opportunity for meaningless interactions and conversations. At Tholil Expo, we mean business. What is the Tholil Expo? A first of its kind, Tholil Expo focuses on three different sectors - education, career, and volunteer. A tradeshow and symposia exclusively for the Tamil speaking diaspora, the event hopes to bring the Tamil community closer and make the entire event meaningful.
As a potential employee, you could meet your dream employer at this expo. With close to 40 booths from differing backgrounds - you might find your dream job. Imagine finding a job within your community - that’s what we hope to do. Job search can be a tedious process. With a saturated market such as Toronto - people could stay without jobs for several months. It is highly imperative that you get yourself out there, connect with the right people, meet employers, network, and land yourself in a spot. That’s what Tholil Expo will facilitate for you.
The fact that the event is only for Tamils makes it an interesting take and a sense of belongingness. With a panel discussion and a speaker series, one could also get insights into different subjects and at the same time network with people who could make your career. Meet people who are in position, are powerful, have influence and teach you the route to success.
The Tholi Expo is taking place on May 30, Saturday, from 10.30am to 7pm, at The Edward Hotel.
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Every culture has its own norms and traditions. It is crucial to respect different cultures and to be open to new ideas. Every culture has its own values and it is important not to be judgmental of differing values. It is significant to educate yourself about your own culture. However, it is equally significant to accept the different cultures. Learning about your culture will help you stay connected to your roots. Learn about the unique Tamil identities as part of this article:
Two common Tamil cultures are eating on a banana leaf and wearing a pottu. The banana leaf has high source of antioxidants. This tradition is auspicious and is often used during festivals and special occasions. It is also a healthy alternative to plastic plates. A pottu/bindi is not just a fashion accessory but it is also a third eye. It acts as a third eye to ward off bad spirits.
Most children in Canada are first-generation immigrants and do not understand or acknowledge the Tamil traditions. Next time, you are asked to follow a culture, question its purpose and learn about its significance.
Who is considered to be an entrepreneur?
An entrepreneur is a creative,
individual with the knack to solve problems using creative ways. They can manage the basic needs of a company like finances, and are constantly spreading and
enhancing empowerment. Now how can one define a woman entrepreneur?
Well, a woman entrepreneur has the same qualities but additionally, she is also inspiring a lot of other women around her.
1. Different clientele:
When a woman is running a business the chances of the business targeting a different and varied clientele are higher.
2. Empowering women across the world:
Women-run businesses usually hire a lot of women and in that way, women in poverty or those who are in less than acceptable circumstances end up gertting hired. This way women also get vocational training and are making them financially independent.
3. Dollars into the economy:
Studies have proven that most of the women who run businesses invest their profits back into the business which will ultimately benefit the company and the economy.
4. Women-run businesses are more innovative:
Women tend to push the boundaries a lot more especially because they are constantly challenging the societal norms and thus, tend to be more creative and innovative to move the business forward.
5. Build a marketplace:
By supporting women entrepreneurs from across the globe, these businesswomen have access to the global marketplace, can connect to other important and powerful women, and can also make the marketplace stronger.
6. Building a community:
Women also invest money, time, and energy in building a community and are bringing people from one community together.
7. Women power:
Women entrepreneurs can help economies, uplift women, and work on contributing to the GDP. They are hard competitors and can build an empire with all their hard work.
Case-in-point: Last April in Canada, the Federal government announced $4.2 M in funding for women-led businesses in Southern Ontario. It's evident that on a larger scale, even governments have identified the value that women bring to the workforce, especially when they are at the helms!
Stats Can came out with some amazing data on female-led businesses in Canada. You can read more about it HERE!
Migrating to a new country can be
an overwhelming experience. Adjusting to
the place, different foods, finding a school
for your children, finding a job, or a
house, and several other issues can be
That’s where Tholil steps in. This education, business, and volunteer - themed expo
will help new Tamil immigrants meet
several people from different
industries under one roof. But what are
some of the most important areas that people need help with?
Finding a school for your children can be the single most difficult issue that you might face as new immigrant parents. Coping with school, finding the right classes, or finding a daycare for your children are some of the initial glitches that parents might face. Heading to an expo that will connect you to teachers, schools, and educators is a smart thing to do. And if you're thinking about advancing your own skills then connecting with varoius colleges and trade schools can provide an additional boost to your career outlook!
2. Work Force:
Finding work in a new country can be time consuming. Connecting with the right people is one of the easiest ways to find your dream job. Whether you are changing your career paths or are looking to explore newer avenues, networking is important, especially when you have children to cater to. At The Tholil Expo, we'll have companies from various industries like real estate, banking, foods and hospitality, manufacturing, healthcare and education who are actively hiring and looking to recruit from within the Tamil community. So make sure your bring your CV with you!
3. Connecting with your community:
In a new country, it becomes imperative for you to connect with your community. A feeling of being home and sharing your cultural similarities is a good way to not feel homesick and build your own circle of friends. Children get to make new friends. The fear of bullying and aggression can be easily dealt with when you have friends by your side.
4. Financial aid:
How do we manage our funds? Where can one invest? How difficult is it to obtain a mortgage or where can one buy a house are some common queries that people have in a new country. New parents are also managing their finances especially saving in terms of their children's future. Tholil will introduce you to many resources available to solve your financial issues.
5. Giving back:
Many Tamilians who have migrated to Canada as their new home came so through of seeking refugee status due to the civil war in Sri Lanka. Others came backed on their academic and professional skillsets but everyone still has an obligation to give back with either their time, talents or resources to help those who are still in unfortunate circumstances. At The Tholil Expo, we'll be hosting a number of Tamil-run non-profits and charities who all work in different spaces, tackling different issues but all with the common goal of finding ways to get together and give back!
The Tholil Expo can be helpful in all areas especially for new immigrant parents who are looking to connect, network, and grow. The expo is taking place on Saturday, May 30, 2020, at the Edward Hotel at 185 Yorkland Blvd, North York, ON M2J 4R2. Tickets are up for sale!
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Moving to a foreign country and being raised by immigrant parents should not be a barrier to cultural representation. However, it should encourage Tamilians to find employment with their community.
It is crucial to learn about your ancestral history and identity. Tholil provides the opportunity for Tamilians to find volunteering and employment opportunities within their community. Working within your own community will allow you to work with people that come from similar backgrounds and upbringings. Tholil will provide Tamilians the platform to interact and network with other Tamilians. In addition, it will aid attendees to build strong relationships within the Tamil community.
The Tamil population has exponentially grown over the past decade in the GTA. The growth of Tamil owned businesses and organizations have also grown accordingly. Tamils are actively involved in varying industries such as real estate, healthcare, finance, legal, educational institutions, and even politics at all levels. This event will allow Tamilians to explore career options in their desired fields.
The advantage of applying to work within your community is that you will already have a connection with the employer. It is easier to build a memorable first impression with this tool. Employers are more likely to hire people who they feel connected and relatable with. This event will act as a stepping stone to connect career and community.
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Volunteering for youngsters is not just about a selfless act but can also mean they can understand the different social issues in society. Volunteering adds to one life's experiences and can broaden horizons. It also gives youngsters an opportunity to meet new friends, indulge in a good deed, help the needy and just attain a certain sense of life satisfaction. Enter Tholil, an event dedicated to the Tamil community in the GTA. The career expo will provide an opportunity to network with successful Tamilians from different industries; volunteers, entrepreneurs and employers. When youngsters volunteer - they are also adding value to the society as a whole. To look at it from a broader perspective, volunteering has several benefits.
1. Build your confidence:
Teens usually volunteer in places where people need help. By indulging in the basic task of helping, one gets to build their self-esteem and confidence. They also face challenging situations that they need to find solutions. In this process, they get to build their self-esteem and their problem-solving skills improve as well.
2. Explore interests:
By volunteering at different organizations and NGOs, one might be able to realize or identify their true calling. They can also discover different arenas that might interest them. From working at a hospital, an old age home, to an orphanage or a blind school - one could find an emotional connection to the activity and might find their true calling as part of the volunteering process. Tholil is a space that will have organizations from different industries and by attending the expo, one also gets to explore different avenues that one might want to explore.
3. Work Experience:
These days companies across the world are looking for candidates who have some sort of volunteer experience with them. It is an additional asset that candidates are adding to their resume. Volunteering on a long term basis is a good value addition to your resume.
4. Make new acquaintances:
By volunteering in an organization, one gets to meet with new people from different age groups. Volunteering helps build contacts and expand your network. Tholil is such an expo that will connect you to Tamilians across the GTA. The expo will help you connect to businesses, NGOS, and other organizations that might need volunteers.
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Tholil, an expo for entrepreneurs, businessmen and those looking to volunteer - is a step towards bringing the Tamil community together. But how can volunteering help bring a community together? Well, the basis of volunteering is to provide food, shelter, and services to the less fortunate. But how will that help bring the Tamil community together?
1. Empowers the community:
When you volunteer for the community - you are building a better relationship amongst its members. At the same time, you are also working towards the issues that are plaguing the community altogether.
2. Ends loneliness:
Volunteering can help a community and its members from feeling lonely. According to a study by the magazine, Small Business, the percent of people in the UK and US who admit to being lonely are at least 45 percent. Besides, one in 10 people also admit to having no close friends. Loneliness and social isolation are two of the biggest issues faced by people today. The easiest way to resolve this issue is by volunteering and helping the people who need it the most. A lot of people just want someone to talk to, and what could you do at that point? Be there for them! Volunteer!
3. Emotional stability helps people with mental illness:
Imagine helping your community that has faced several human rights issues in the past. Helping people with a scarred past (involving human rights issues, genocides, mass murders, and other evils) is a difficult task and by volunteering to help them you are making them emotionally stronger. In fact, they may also be suffering from mental health issues. Stepping up for your Tamil community and helping them is the best way of giving back to the community that raised you.
4. Volunteering can help you build a network in your community:
For those who are new to GTA, the best way to connect with people with similar backgrounds is volunteering. That’s where Tholil steps in and will be helping you build your Tamil network and be introduced to people who will become your new home.
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WHAT: The direct translation of the Tamil word “tholil” is “career” (or path in life). Tholil is an event dedicated to the Tamil speaking community that provides an opportunity to network with successful Tamilians across the GTA. This event caters to many different fields in terms of volunteering, employment opportunities and growing your business or entrepreneurs. This event gives attendants the chance to explore the job market and career options within the Tamil diaspora.
WHY: Tholil will provide individuals the platform to develop their skills. This event will consist of working professionals with a thorough understanding of the Canadian job market and the resources to help others succeed. This event was designed to act as a bridge between entrepreneurs, small businesses and customers to uplift and encourage Tamilians. A group of influential panelists will provide insights about their field, share their success stories and offer guidance. This will help attendees identify different careers and explore their options.
The event will take place on May 30, 2020, from 10:30 AM to 7 PM at The Edward Village Hotel at 185 Yorkland Blvd, North York, ON M2J 4R2
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