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Posted on 27 February 2014 by admin

over 200 sOUTH aSIAN YOUNG PROFESIONALS in attendance   

The Network of Indian Professional-Toronto (NetIP-Toronto) held their 2014 Launch, hosted by Labbat’s on February 19th. Over 200 South Asian Young Professionals from various backgrounds and discipline filled a room overlooking the Toronto Harbourfront on Queen’s Quay for an evening of networking and celebration.

 “I am very excited about NetIP-Toronto launch event. We have a very dynamic an talented board this year and a very ambitious agenda” We are looking at new partnerships and really want to hear from our membership on what is important to them”,  said Ruby Latif, President of NETIP Toronto ….. “We have shifted our mandate to be a bridge builder between the South Asian diaspora, we want to be seen as the organization that helps young professionals achieve their career goals.”

The event program featured an introduction of its new board members and an overview of upcoming events and initiatives. Other highlights of the evening included a special appearance from Ontario’s Minister of Labour, Hon. Yasir Naqvi who encouraged the attendees to become civically engaged.  NetIP-Toronto also announced its series of speed networking events, an entrepreneurship panel and the return of its annual South Asian Heritage Month celebration at Queen’s Park.

NETIP was also pleased to introduce at the event its 2014 Charity of Choice, the Heart and Stoke Foundation (HSF).  With South Asians having the highest rates of heart disease and stroke compared to other ethnic groups, NETIP members wanted to learn more ways to get involved and give back to the community.

NetIP’s new mission is to connect South-Asian leaders today, for tomorrow. It is the largest organization of its kind in North America with over 34 chapters and takes pride in our work.  For more information about NetIP- Toronto and to find out how to become a member in order to join the next event, please visit

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