Sharanya joined CanTYD as a Youth Outreach Worker in August 2016. She is currently the Programs Coordinator. In her role, Sharanya is primarily responsible for coordinating CanTYD programs and services that are offered to Tamil Youth at schools, the CanTYD office, community centers, and other organizations. She helps provide young people with programs that are focused on building their independence and leadership capacities through increased opportunities to mentorship, education, employment, civic engagement, and increased self-awareness as a community member. Outside of CanTYD, Sharanya is the Head Coordinator/ Choreographer of the dance group “Gaana Squad”.
Youth Outreach Worker
Kuruparan (Cooper) Nadarajah joined CanTYD as a Youth Outreach Worker in August 2017 after being a part of the organization as a youth from 2009. Cooper assists in sports drop-ins as well as our summer programs such as our healthy eating program teaching kids to create a better lifestyle. Cooper studied Social Service at Centennial College and wanted to give back to his community that helped him create a better life for himself. Through working at CanTYD, Cooper hopes to evoke hope in Tamil youth, to help them persevere through the hardships they’ve faced and be better.
Abisheha joined CanTYD as a youth in 2012 and then began working at CanTYD in March of 2018 in hopes of using her skills and experience to give back to CanTYD. She currently attends Ryerson University to pursue a BEng undergraduate degree in Biomedical Engineering. Abisheha hopes to apply her engineering knowledge with her passion for helping people to work towards achieving her goal of enhancing the community.
Patrick joined CanTYD in August 2012. As a bookkeeper who specializes in non-profit finance, Patrick’s aim is to assist CanTYD such that the Tamil-Canadian community has an effective and vibrant hub to call home. As a bookkeeper, Patrick ensures that all financial related matters are addressed and reported so that the board can make sound decisions. Prior to joining CanTYD, Patrick performed bookkeeping for several other clients. Patrick’s hobbies include weightlifting and basketball. Patrick holds a diploma in International Business and Marketing from Seneca College.