About Us

Canadian Canara Vision Inc.(CCVI) Is a non-profit organisation established for community development engaged in

  • Helping new immigrants to settle, re-establish network and adapt to the new environment in CANADA;
  • Educate youth and help to build their career,
  • Create socialising avenue for the elderly, adults and provide a platform for displaying talents from their native land.
  • Providing affordable burial grounds for the Indian sub-continent community.

Our accomplishments and plans: We have created our own St. Peter’s Burial Place by purchasing over 200 graves at the Meadowvale cemetery and having the option to expand the same for 1000 graves.

Directors

Arun Mendes :

Arun Mendes is a businessman with Postgraduate degree in law, business management and Economics. His business acumen encompasses dealing in Real Estate, developing infrastructures. He is a dealer for General Motors in Udupi and Mangalore Districts in Karnataka India.

He is a Director of several charitable institutions in Mangalore and also promotes Divine World TV broadcasting religious programmes.


Gilbert D’ Souza:

Gilbert D'souza is the General Manager of Al Taqa Equipment LLC in Abu Dabi, a business in Building Management and AC controls, having agencies for Honeywell, Schneider and Bacol Air. He is also an investor and currently resides in Mississauga along with his family.

After his B Com graduation from prestigious St. Aloysius college, Mangalore, he worked for Reserve Bank Of India, Bakelite Haylam and Hindustan Lever in Bombay, and subsequently joined Unilever in the Middle East holding the post of Sales Manager for 35 years. An ardent lover of konkani culture and heritage and strives to make a difference in the lives of konkans residing in Canada.


Josephine Soosay:

Prior to immigrating to Canada from Goa India, has worked in Gulf countries. Keen interest in promoting youth, social development and religious activities, helping to lead lives of curiosity, courage, compassion, and develop friendships that will last a lifetime.


Martin Menezes:

Martin is a venture capitalist investor with over 20 years experience in Finance, & Mortgage business. Martin has been consistently in the top 1% of mortgage financing across Canada as a Mortgage Specialist with Royal Bank of Canada and Bank of Montreal. Currently Martin is the President of Redcrest Mortgage Corporation and is involved as a partner in a manufacturing and property management business.


Maxim Mendes :

 Max Mendes has a Master’s degree in Public Administration. He is the Chairman of Max Mendes Group and has business interests in Canada and India which includes Real Estate, Immigration & Settlement Services, Exports, Development of Commercial and Residential properties and Software development. He is also a Real Estate Broker with Royal Lepage Terrequity Realty, based in Toronto.

A key promoter of Konkani language, culture and heritage in Canada. He is the President of Canara World Foundation Inc. Founder member of Mangalorean Association of Canada and Konkan Catholics of Brampton. He is the current chairperson of Canadian Canara Vision Inc.


Nelson D’ Costa:

 Mr. Nelson D’ Costa has over 25 years of Canadian and International experience with private and public listed companies. Nelson D’ Costa works as a CFO with a major importer and wholesaler of produce and also has his own a tax and accounting firm under the name Nelson D’ Costa Professional Corporation (NDCPC).

Credentials: Member of the following Associations; Chartered Professional Accountants – CPA Ontario; American Institute of Certified Public Accountants - (USA) Virginia State Board of Accountancy - CPA Society (USA);Chartered Institute of Management Accountants - (UK);Chartered Global Management Accountant – International; Licensed International Financial Analyst – International; The Institute of Cost Accountants of India - (India);Masters in Financial Management MBA (NMIMS) – (India).


Peter Lobo:

Peter Lobo has been practising law for over 20 years, he is an Advocate of the Supreme Court of India and has been a Special Counsel for the Government of India representing the various Ministries and departments of the Union of India, He has also been the Counsel for the Government of Maharashtra and a Asst. Prosecutor with the UN W.C.T. He specializes in strategy, legal due diligence in the field of International Corporate Mergers and Acquisitions and in Intellectual Property Rights. His qualifications are B.A,. LL.M. J.D., and a Fellow of the Government Law College Bombay. He has studied at the St Xavier’s High School (Bombay), St Xavier’s College (Bombay) Government Law College (Bombay), and the University of Southern California.

He is proud of his cultural heritage and is keen to inculcate the same in the youth of the community.


Ronald Rego :

 President of Rego International, an Import and Distribution Co. established in 2001. An internationally exposed Executive, who has the capabilities of adapting and fusing working environments of the western and the eastern businesses. Worked in India, Sultanate of Oman, United Arab Emirates and in Canada having work exposure in Accounts, Administration, Commercial and in Sales Departments. B.Com from University of Mangalore,India.Certificate in Business Administration in Marketing from University of Ottawa, Canada.


Boniface Viegas: 

Boniface is a Engineering graduate from Bangalore Univiersity. He is currently a IT operations manager with a major corporation.He supports CCVI with his wife, Sharon, a business owner. He has worked in the UAE and India. He enjoys helping people better themselves by providing encouragement with a positive attitude.