Tamils live all around the world. India and Sri Lanka have been traditional homeland of Tamils. Canada has the largest population outside of these two countries. Most of the Tamils have settled in and around the City of Toronto, Ontario. However, there is also a large population of Tamils in Vancouver, British Colombia and Montreal, Qubec.
The Region of Waterloo and City of Guelph have a steady growth since early eighties. Most of them are professionals, Industrial workers and University students. There is about 700 families of Tamils in this region. They are mostly from Sri Lanka and South India.
In 1989, Our Tri-City area ( Kitchener – Waterloo – Cambridge ) Tamil community leaders deceided to form an organisation called ” Tamil Heritage School ” to promote language and Culture in this region. This was later re-named as Tamil Cultural Association of Waterloo Region. In 2000, the neighbouring Tamil Community of City of Guelph joined hands with the association. It was followed by Brantford community in 2011. The association was incorporated as a Non-Profit Organisation in 2001.
A Tamil language school is being opertated in Cambridge with the co-operation of the Waterloo District Public school board.
The membership include Tamils from Canada and immigrants from Sri Lanka, South India and Malaysia. visit our website www.tamilculturewaterloo.org