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Our signature Awards of Excellence gala has built an impressive reputation over the years. Participants of this event will be among future leaders of our community. Many of our youth seek employment opportunities with companies and organizations like those of our sponsors.

The gala highlights role models and inspires Tamil-Canadian youth to strive for excellence. Showcasing positive, real life, relatable role models within a similar cultural context provides a powerful beacon of hope for our youth.

Through this marquee event, we recognize Tamil-Canadian students who have achieved excellence in academics, athletics, the arts, entrepreneurship and community involvement.

Awards categories:
• Academic Achievement
• Athletic Achievement
• Most Improved Student
• Multimedia
• Outstanding Community Contribution
• Performing/Visual Arts
• Young Entrepreneur


Since 1998, CanTYD has grown to be the only youth outreach centre exclusively serving Tamil youth that is trusted by parents, TDSB and the community.

Our Awards of Excellence are a pivotal part of the organization. Here are some of our accomplishments since our inception:

• Over $80,000 in scholarships awarded to Tamil- Canadian youth
• Over 185 award winners recognized at Awards of Excellence
• Over 80 scholarship recipients
• Over 3,200 Directions Magazines in the hands of community members
• Hundreds of active Facebook members and thousands of social media followers

Your contributions have been in uential in developing our organization into what it is today. You can be a part of this legacy and help make an impact towards the future. Monetary or in-kind donations are appreciated.