VOLUNTEER

Help build Toronto's
largest Product community.

Why volunteer with TPMA?

The TPMA offers a volunteer program that allows individuals to contribute their expertise and help build Toronto’s largest product community. The volunteer program is designed to connect local product management professionals and individuals looking to start their product management careers or to enrich their knowledge of the profession.

Become a TPMA volunteer.

We are growing and are searching for passionate volunteers to embark on a journey with us. It's the spirit and dedication from our volunteer community that fuels all the great initiatives we put forward to the product community.

Committed volunteers get access to the following perks:

Access to all in-person events

Opportunity to work with and learn from product leaders

Access to mentorship program

LinkedIn recommendation from board members

Contribute to building the 3rd largest tech hub in North America

Open Volunteer Opportunities

At this time, all of our volunteer roles have been filled. Please check back to see if an opportunity becomes available. In the meantime, please get your TPMA membership, as to become a volunteer you must be a TPMA member. 

Volunteer Spotlight

The TPMA wouldn’t be here without the humble support of its volunteers who generously give their time and skills to making this community a success. To express our gratitude, we want to highlight some of our top volunteers who’ve been dedicated to the TPMA’s growth, continuously donated their time and energy, and made a difference in the product community.  

Azman Ahmed Ashraf

Product Manager
Events Coordinator
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Short Bio

Azman is a Product Manager with over 3 years of experience building products in the manufacturing & PR spaces. He grew up in India, then spent some time in the US before settling down in Toronto in 2022. When he's not working, you'll catch him doing Crossfit, discovering new ice cream joints in the city, and hanging out with family.

What inspired you to join the TPMA volunteer team?

After I moved here, I was looking for ways to get involved with the product community in TO and meet new people in the space.

What makes volunteering at TPMA meaningful?

I initially joined TPMA with the intention of building connections. However, after volunteering for several events, I've come to realize that it's much more than that. I've met a diverse group of interesting professionals who have helped me in various ways. Volunteering has become a meaningful way for me to pay that forward.

What advice would you give to others who might want to volunteer?

Just go for it! You'll gain so much more from the experience than you expect.

Oluwafemi Odu

Product Manager
Events Coordinator
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Femi is a product manager with experience in financial services and digital commerce, complemented by prior sales roles in the CPG industry in Nigeria. Outside of work, he enjoys cooking, watching the NBA, and occasionally diving into the black hole of YouTube video recommendations.

What inspired you to join the TPMA volunteer team?

Having recently moved here, I was inspired to join the volunteer team as an opportunity to meet like-minded individuals, expand my network, and contribute to the community as I advance in my career in product management

What makes volunteering at TPMA meaningful?

Volunteering here is deeply meaningful to me due to the significant impact the association has on the lives of both established and aspiring product managers. It's been a rewarding experience learning from others and offering assistance wherever possible.

What advice would you give to others who might want to volunteer?

My advice to those considering volunteering with TPMA is to not hesitate to reach out and inquire about volunteer opportunities. Be proactive in offering your skills and time to contribute to something you believe in. Remember that volunteering is a two-way street - you'll be giving back to the community while also gaining personal and professional growth.

Justin Quan

Product Manager, Web
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Justin is a Product Management student and growth hacker with experience leading teams to build products from ideation to launch in the FinTech space. Outside of his professional endeavours, he enjoys weightlifting, backpacking, and exploring new culinary delights in Toronto.

What inspired you to join the TPMA volunteer team?

Originating from a non-tech educational background, I was inspired to join the TPMA volunteer team to immerse myself in Product Management and meet like-minded individuals who I can learn so much from.

What makes volunteering at TPMA meaningful?

Volunteering at an amazing community like TPMA can help you build that skillset and experience you need for the real world, all while being able to help build Toronto’s largest Product Community. Plus, you'll meet awesome people who help each other succeed professionally.

What advice would you give to others who might want to volunteer?

If you’re thinking about volunteering at TPMA, it’s a valuable experience that you should jump on. Offer your time and skills to help out with something you care about, but at the same time be willing to fail fast to learn from your mistakes.

Christian Egwuogu

Photographer
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Christian is a Digital Product Manager and Entrepreneur. As a Digital Product Manager, he enjoys creating delightful user experiences leveraging data insights, emerging technologies and design thinking while mediating among cross-functional teams. As an entrepreneur, he is the Founder and Creative Director of Omilia Visuals, a Creative Agency helping businesses and individuals tell stories improving positioning, reaching and attracting their target audience. Outside professional activities, he enjoys watching and playing soccer, appreciating creative art, and spending time in nature.

What inspired you to join the TPMA volunteer team?

I wanted to be a part of a product community. The TPMA was organizing an event at the Schulich School of Business while I was a student, and I thought it was a great idea to help make that happen. It was a successful event with a large turnout and with lots of learnings, insightful conversations and brilliant connections. I thought it made sense to keep helping facilitate that experience.

What makes volunteering at TPMA meaningful?

It’s fulfilling that I’m a part of a large group of exceptional individuals who give their time and energy to ensure that Toronto product professionals are never short of community and resources that help in their professional careers.

What advice would you give to others who might want to volunteer?

Just do it! You can’t go wrong with taking an opportunity to be a part of something impactful while allowing yourself to learn, develop or hone a skill, and connect with like-minded professionals. I think it’s worth it.

Elena Malkova

Product designer, Web
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Elena is a product designer currently working at the TMU's Microcredential unit, designing educational products. She also creates virtual simulation games for educational institutions across Ontario. Her specialties include UX, UI, and 3D design. When not designing, she freelances as a DJ, studies, and volunteers extensively.

What inspired you to join the TPMA volunteer team?

As a former small business owner, I recognize the importance of aligning product design with business strategy. This led me to explore the field of product management further, which inspired me to join TPMA’s volunteer team. TPMA offers an excellent platform to connect with the local product community.

What makes volunteering at TPMA meaningful?

Volunteering allows me to make a tangible impact on the growth of the product management community in Toronto. I've had the chance to work with talented individuals from diverse backgrounds.

What advice would you give to others who might want to volunteer?

My advice would be: don't hesitate! Volunteering at TPMA is a rewarding experience that offers numerous benefits, both personally and professionally. It's a chance to give back to your community, learn from others, and expand your network.