Executive Committee (2021-2022)

PRESIDENT
Desiree Dias D'Souza

I’m a Workplace Health & Safety professional. From a choir leader to a bathroom singer, lover of food and movies and the mother of one … two if you count the husband. I have been on the Canorient Board since 2018 and am looking forward to leading my team in 2021, laughing and dancing to success.
VICE-PRESIDENT
Florence (Dilz) Suares

My name is Florence…. but most people know me as Dilz. I am a Recruitment Specialist by profession and one of the greatest parts of being a recruiter is that I am constantly bringing people together. Being able to connect people to their dream job is extremely satisfying. Joining the committee is similar, connecting people to come together for different events etc.

Baking is another passion – I like to party and by party I mean stay home and bake … after all life is what you bake of it. I am also into fitness. I followed a diet, but it didn’t follow me back, so I unfollowed it & decided to stick to a healthy lifestyle. I don’t think inside the box and I don’t think outside the box – I don’t even know where the box is … so keeping that in mind looking forward to another awesome year with the committee.

SECRETARY
Jason D'Souza

I am a recent addition to the growing Goankar community in Canada. I am well known within the FB community, not Facebook but the Fat and Bald community. I have an inherited liking to fishing, swimming and cricket which coincidentally can easily be overshadowed at anytime by my own interest for good desi food. A true movie enthusiast, I share my joy of going on trips and exploring new places with my son Ashton and my wife Melissa, whose presence is absolutely important due to my poor sense of direction 😊
TREASURER
Crystal Fernandes

Thanks to the Canorient, my husband Kevin and I have called Canada home for the past 23+ years. A CPA by profession, I have served as a Director for the Canorient previously and am excited to now join the Board as Treasurer.
DIRECTOR
Antionette Rosario

Baptised as Antionette but better know as ANTA. I’m a limited edition, there’s only one me. My Facebook account is proof that I’m always creating a better version of myself. Known for my quick comebacks, witty one-liners and eye-rolls. A keen learner and happy to learn something new everyday.

Membership DIRECTOR
Cecilia Coutinho

Have been handling the membership portfolio for the last seven years and have enjoyed working with a group of dedicated individuals for the last nine years. Love volunteering, reading, travelling and mostly love spending time with my grandson.
Director
Charles Magalhaes

As a Regional Sales Manager (Canada), I am presently working for a start-up from San Diego and have launched their line of scientific instruments in Canada. I love socializing in a small circle, enjoy soccer, golf and giving back to the community. Look forward to working with the new committee and adapting to the post-pandemic environment.
DIRECTOR
Denise Rodgers

I have been a member of the Canorient for over 25 years along with my husband Calvin, and our two beautiful daughters Kimberly and Leanne. I have been, and continue to be, actively involved in events in the Canorient, and as part of the St. Patrick’s Choir. I am also currently involved in several ministries at our church. I look forward to my new journey with the Canorient as a member of the Executive Committee.
DIRECTOR
Donald Ferro

I’m a straight talker, tell it like it is. Proud supporter of the Canorient for close to 25 years. Remember life doesn't get better by chance ... it gets better by change. Be the change!!
DIRECTOR
Janice D’Souza

Wow, I never thought I would be a member of the Canorient Executive Committee … but when opportunity came knocking, I signed up, hoping I can make a difference. I am looking forward to working with a dynamic group of friends whom I have known for several years. I am eager to contribute towards bringing together our fun loving Canorient community with more events – food fairs, picnics, talent shows, celebrations and parties etc. – virtual or in-person, the FUN can be the same …
DIRECTOR
Jonathan Basten

I’m a husband, father and community worker. I strongly believe that we should always pay it forward. I hope to be one of the strong supports to the Canorient team while making sure to annoy our President to keep it interesting.
DIRECTOR
Rodney Rodricks

I joined the Canorient to help the community like everyone here ... the last couple of years have been fun however, this year Desiree called and asked me to work under her .... told her I was up for it ...... to grow the membership, increase revenue and look to drive change for the better. Am excited working with the new team ... I put the FU in FUN.
DIRECTOR
Ryan Pereira

I am looking forward to serving our community through the Canorient committee. Understandably, this will be another challenging year due to COVID, but we can get through this with your support. Hobbies include playing cricket and photography. I love spending time with friends.
DIRECTOR
Shaun Barrell

First I drink coffee. Then I do things, Keeping it real since 1985. Smart. Strong. Silly.
DIRECTOR
Vanessa Mathews

An ideas girl that loves coordinating my handbag, shoes and accessories. A banker by profession and mother of two Lego and light-saber loving boys. My mantra: Life is short…live it to the fullest. I’m passionate about organizing community building events and being kind to others. Excited about keeping you engaged with the Canorient through our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter platforms. Funfact: An 80's girl living in a modern world that has watched Dirty Dancing twenty times more than necessary! 😜

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