Have you missed the opportunity to connect, recharge and revive through chai with friends, acquaintances and even the occasional stranger in the social hall? If so, Ten Thousand Chais may be for you.
Ten Thousand Chais is an established and successful initiative, adapted especially for the Canadian Jamat, to enable connections with others who share similar interests, over a chai, a smoothie, a coffee, or simply just a chat! The goal is to build social networks, whether for personal growth, career advancement, or simply for human connection, amidst these isolating times.
There has perhaps never been a more important time for our Jamat to stay connected, to meet and make new friends, learn from each other, and find ways to strengthen relationships.
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The platform has 3 key features: connections, office hours, and a member directory. The connections feature will match you with other members, based on shared interests and goals. The office hours feature will allow the Jamat to engage with industry and institutional leaders in an intimate and informal setting. Finally, the member directory will allow you to search for Jamati members who have expertise/interest in specific fields.
Wednesday, July 7: Zabeen Hirji - Executive Advisor Future of Work | Corporate Board Director | Not-for-Profit Board Chair | Connector - Convenor | Speaker | Former Chief Human Resources Officer, RBC
Saturday, July 10: Murad Bhimani - Partner at MNP LLP | Corporate and Civic Leader | Chair and Board Member
Wednesday, July 14: Aayaz Pira - President & CEO, Canadian Tire Bank | President, Canadian Tire Financial
Saturday, July 17: Farah Bundeali - Partner, Consumer Markets, KPMG Canada
Wednesday, July 21: Rahim Hirji - Chief Risk Officer, Manulife
Saturday, July 24: Shehni Dossa - Judge of the Provincial Court of British Columbia | Former Assistant Deputy Chair of the Appeal Division of the Immigration and Refugee Board
Wednesday, July 28: Shamira Madhany - Managing Director and Deputy Executive Director, World Education Services
Saturday, July 31: Riaz Ahmed - Group Head and Chief Financial Officer, TD Bank Group
Wednesday, August 4: Alfan Jetha - CEO, RxBIO
Saturday, August 7: Noorjean Hassam - Chief Operating Officer & Chief Professional Practice Officer, BC Centre for Disease Control
Saturday, August 14: Natasha Walji - Director @ Google | McKinsey | Yale | Cambridge | Computer Science | Top 100 | Angel Investor
Wednesday, August 18: Farhad Mortezaee - Architect, AAA, AIBC, OAA, FarMor Architecture
Saturday, August 28: Rosemin Madhavji - Media Personality, Presenter and Brand Ambassador
Wednesday, September 1: Rumina Velshi - President and CEO, Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission
Saturday, September 4: Reza Satchu - Founder and Managing Partner, Alignvest Management Corporation
The sign-up process takes less than 5 minutes! Simply click here to join. You will be asked for the following information: first name, last name, email address, your role (ex: student, early in my career, etc.), region, and your goals and interests. You will then be asked who you would like to be introduced to, based on role and region. Once your profile is set up you can continue to enhance it by adding a photo, icebreakers, information about your work, where you went to school, and more (but remember, this is completely optional!).
10K Chais is a platform for Jamati members to connect, on an informal basis. There is no obligation in terms of time or to continued engagement with your match if it simply isn’t a good fit. You will receive new connections on a consistent basis, which means you will have the opportunity to meet many different members of the Jamat. If the connection turns into a mentorship-like relationship, that’s fantastic!