About Us

About CanTYD

The primary objective of the Canadian Tamil Youth Development Centre (CanTYD) is to improve the lives of Tamil youth by collaborating with educational institutions, parents, and young professionals to promote student achievements, reduce dropout rates, and youth violence; further to preparing for global competitiveness by fostering educational excellence and ensuring equal access. CanTYD connects with youth from underserved communities as well as newcomer Tamil youth in Toronto, through our various programs and resources that encourage the development of healthy living skills and lifestyle choices. The organization also provides a safe space to access resources for our youth to foster their areas of interest and passion.

Mission Statement

We are committed to empowering and developing Tamil youth by utilizing principles of research, education, partnership, advocacy, arts, and leadership.

Our Vision

  • Recognize and acknowledge the voices of young people
  • Create alternative avenues for self-expression of youth
  • Assist newcomer youth with their integration into Canadian society
  • Foster relationships through the use of role models to inspire young people towards making positive life choices
  • Provide opportunities and training for young people to develop personally and professionally