Over 600 International Students from across the Greater Toronto Area and beyond from various colleges and universities attended the 6 th Annual BAPS Charities Youth Seminar on March 25, 2017 at the magnificent BAPS Swaminarayan Complex, the national headquarters of BAPS Charities, located at 61 Claireville Drive in Toronto (near Hwy 427 & Finch Ave. W.).
The seminar was organized to introduce the delegates to career planning, personal health and financial planning, balancing wants with needs, guidance from immigration professionals and provide them an opportunity to network with each other to create a welcoming environment. The delegates enjoyed interesting presentations from the guest speakers on a wide variety of topics that would help them be successful in both their careers and their life in Canada.
The students also participated in a Q&A session with the professionals where they had an opportunity to ask questions about their specific areas of interest. Special guests and speakers at the Youth Seminar included:
Dr. Chris Evans, Provost and Vice President Academic, Ryerson University
Professor Jit Shalin, Centennial College
Ravi Jain, Partner at Green and Spiegel LLP
Yogesh Patel, Entrepreneur
The event was followed by a networking dinner where the youth could meet with professionals and also network with each other to share ideas and information. Inspired by His Holiness Mahant Swami Maharaj, BAPS Charities is a nonprofit international charitable organization committed to sincerely serving the world by caring for individuals, families, and communities. It is affiliated with BAPS as an independent charity and humanitarian services arm. The 55,000 BAPS volunteers networked in over 3,300 centres around the world provide over 12 million volunteer-hours of service annually.
Among social service charities, BAPS Charities is a well-respected and trusted name.