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About CTMA

2020-2021 Board Members

Dr. Thanu Ruban

President

Dr. Radhika Natgunarajah

Vice President

Dr. Bahe Rajendran

Past President

Dr. Gayathiri Gangadharan

Treasurer

Dr. G. Sivakumar

Secretary

Dr. Jeyasakthy Nadarajah

Coordinator

Dr. Shaminie Kirupa

Coordinator

Dr. V. Santhakumar

Coordinator

Dr. Varathan Muthulingam

Coordinator

Dr. Yalini Aravinthan

Coordinator

Dr. Vidya Varathan

Coordinator

Advisors

Dr. Rajes Logan

Advisor

Dr. Jegapathy Rajendra

Advisor

Dr. CP Giri

Advisor

About CTMA

Canadian Tamil Medical Association (CTMA)is a Canadian registered charity of physicians, dentists and other regulated health care professionals, scientists and scholars of Tamil descent in North America. Founded in 1998, CTMA has embarked on several medical, dental projects and humanitarian support to the communities affected by natural disaster and civil disturbances in Sri Lanka. Since, 2010, CTMA has supported organizations such as South Asian Autism Awareness Centre (SAAAC), Canadian Cancer Society as well as Sick Kids Hospital and Markham Stouffville Hospital. In Sri Lanka, CTMA was involved with Flood Relief/rehabilitation efforts in Sri Lanka, development of Mannar Hospital Mental health Unit with CAMH, oral health programs in Jaffna public schools, mental health hospital unit and new dental clinic in Kilinochchi. In 2018, CTMA helped equip an Operating room and ER department at Tellippalai Hospital. This improved patient care by reducing surgery wait times. In 2019, CTMA put forth a Mental health initiative at Scarborough health Network (SHN) with the addition of a Tamil-speaking Mental health therapist.

Our Mission

Our mission is to help Tamils in Need. We are a group of physicians and dentists who provide medical and dental assistance to communities affected by the civil war as well as improve the lives of the Tamil Diaspora in Canada.

Message from the President

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Dear Friends and Colleagues,

I am honored to be elected as the new President of the CTMA. Founded in 1998, this Association has served the Tamil community both in Canada and Sri Lanka through humanitarian aid, infrastructure development as well as health education and outreach. As I prepare to commence the new term, I would like to express my heartfelt thanks to all my senior colleagues and past Presidents who were integral in the development of CTMA. Over the term, I would like to increase our presence as a strong health advocate within our community and promote member engagement within our organization.

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We currently live in unprecedented times. The global COVID-19 pandemic has caused a ripple in every aspect of our society, with uncertainty of what lies ahead. Health-care providers has risen to the challenge with tremendous strength and unwavering commitment. I would like to acknowledge the hard work and exceptional efforts of our front-line health-care workers in managing the COVID-19 crisis.

CTMA is committed to educating the public on this growing crisis through mainstream media and social media as well as developing pandemic-related medical initiatives to support our community in Canada. In addition to this, we are working with recognized non-profit organizations in Sri Lanka to assist with pandemic-related relief efforts. For our members, CTMA will strive to provide opportunities for service and professional development.

Thank you for your encouragement and support.

Sincerely,
Dr. Thanu Ruban

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  • Address
  • Canadian Tamil Medical Association
    385 Silver Star Blvd,
    Suite 205
    Toronto, ON
    M1V 0E3.