May 18 is Tamil Genocide Remembrance Day for Tamils in Canada and around the world. Today, we mourn the thousands of innocent Tamil lives that were lost and we remember the families who were torn apart and have been left with no answers.
According to reports from the United Nations, during the last stages of the war, 40,000-70,000 people were killed or disappeared in what can be described as a war without witnesses. Journalists, along with UN observers, were banned as thousands of people were massacred.
Thirteen years later, the wounds linger, of justice forgotten, of human rights buried alongside the innocent.
The Canadian Tamil Congress (CTC) and members of the Tamil community joined the Indigenous community at the Six Nations of the Grand River on September 30th 2021, to mark Canada’s?first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation and Orange Shirt Day -?a day for solemn reflection of the systemic oppression, inequalities, and discrimination that Indigenous Peoples have endured and the pain and injustices they continue to bear today.
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The Canadian Tamil Congress (CTC) held its 13th annual Tamil Canadian Walk at Thomson Memorial Park in Scarborough on Sept. 12.
Though the feel of the walk was different this year, with limited in-person presence and a strong virtual push, proceeds will go toward supporting the Gord Downie and Chanie Wenjack Fund (DWF), a not-for-profit valuing the journey toward reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities.
Canadian Tamil Congress (CTC) welcomes the passing of the resolution A/HRC/46/L.1/Rev.1 on Sri Lanka at the United Nations Human Rights Commission (UNHRC) today. CTC thanks the Core Group countries, Co-Sponsors of this resolution and the 22 countries which voted in favour of the resolution today. Special thanks goes to Canada for its role as one of the six core group countries that worked hard to ensure the passage of this resolution. CTC also thanks the NGOs, community organizations and all others including the Muslim community who tirelessly advocated for the passage of this resolution.
The Canadian Tamil Congress (CTC) hosted its 14th annual Thai Pongal & Tamil Heritage Month Celebration on January 30th, 2021. This year the event was held virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic and attracted many thousands of viewers across the world. The event continued to showcase the achievements of the Tamil community in Canada and highlighted CTC’s many accomplishments in 2020.
The Sixth Annual Tamil Fest was celebrated virtually this year on August 29th and 30, 2020. This two-day event featured live performances from popular local and international Tamil artists. The free event was streamed live on multiple platforms including YouTube Live, Facebook Live and ATN TV channel. The event was viewed by tens of thousands of people around the world and provided an opportunity for numbers of Canadian artists to showcase their talents internationally.
The upcoming Parliamentary Election poses serious challenges for the people of Sri Lanka. Democratic fundamentals and the multi-ethnic, multi-lingual, multi-religious character of the state are very much at stake. Under the present government, the tilt towards authoritarianism and militarisation is unmistakable.
November 29, 2021?- On Saturday, November 20th, 2021, a handful of protesters conducting themselves in a disorderly manner disrupted a meeting in Scarborough, organized by Canada Tamil National Alliance, where democratically elected Members of Parliament from Sri Lanka, M.A. Sumanthiran...Read more
November 25, 2021 - Tamil National Alliance (TNA) delegation together with Global Tamil Forum (GTF) representatives (the "Delegation"), had many significant engagements in the US between November 15 – 22, articulating Tamil people's concerns to key US Government policymakers and...Read more
September 30, 2021 – Toronto, CA -?The Canadian Tamil Congress (CTC) joins Canadians in observing the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation and Orange Shirt Day, honouring lost children and Survivors of residential schools, their families and communities. September 30th...Read more
September 2, 2021 – (Toronto) The Canadian Tamil Congress (CTC) is proud to announce the 13th Annual Tamil Canadian Walk, to be held on September 12, 2021, at Thomson Memorial Park in the east end of the city. This year’s...Read more