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WHO WE ARE

GLOBAL GOAN ASSOCIATION OF CANADA

Goans and Gems Worldwide commit to safeguarding the vibrant cultural legacy of the Konkan region while honoring the remarkable diversity within its community. By fostering international connections and grassroots efforts, our aim is to bring together, educate, and empower individuals across the globe. We envision a thriving community that values its heritage, supports individual talents, and provides ample avenues for personal development.

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GOA

OUR MISSION

Goans and Gems Worldwide is dedicated to preserving the rich cultural heritage of Goans while celebrating the brilliance and diversity of all its members. Through global connections and local initiatives, we strive to unite, educate, and empower individuals worldwide, fostering a community where heritage is cherished, talents are nurtured, and opportunities for growth abound.

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The greatness of a community is most accurately measured by the compassionate actions of its members.

Become a Member Today

Join our mission. Share your Stories, Learn, & Volunteer.

Our Vision for GGAC Rests on Four Pillars

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Arts & Culture

Promoting the richness of Goan arts, culture, and tourism. 

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Community

Cultivating leadership, entrepreneurship, affordable housing, and financial stability. 

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Education 

Fostering educational opportunities and training initiatives. 

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Sports

Nurturing talent and fostering a culture of sportsmanship. 

With this vision in mind, we are committed to consolidating all associations and organizations under a single unified banner.

 

While acknowledging the diversity within our community, it is imperative that we prioritize collective action over individual interests.

Join us for an afternoon and evening of music by Goan musicians, food and Feni vendors, a beer garden, and a number of Goan artisans in a community marketplace.

The Summer Fiesta 2024 will take place at Mississauga’s Port Credit Memorial Park.

Tickets available on Humanitix (Anoushka is waiting for url).  
$20/person Early Bird tickets are on sale until May 30
$25/person tickets will be on sale as of June 1
Summer Fiesta 2024

Jul 13, 2024

11AM - 8PM

PORT CREDIT, ON

Join us for an evening of music which will pay tribute to iconic music soundtracks.

Night @ The Movies will take place at Etobicoke’s Michael Power Auditorium.

Tickets available on Humanitix. RSVP link coming soon.

$30/person Early Bird tickets are on sale until May 30
$35/person tickets will be on sale as of June 1
Night @ The Movies

Jul 20, 2024

6:30-10:00pm

ETOBICOKE, ON

CONNECT & NETWORK

Upcoming Events Near You

Get involved in our community events. Slide to see our upcoming events!

Empowerment, Innovation, Collaboration.

WE ARE BUILDING A STRONGER COMMUNITY

Our Partners

Sponsors and partners across the globe.

Anvaya Set to Shine
Big Foot Band
Chorisaga
GOA Vancouver
Great White Northern Spirits
Idli Street Restaurant
Mango Mirchi
Mentra Logistics
Mississauga City
Vonova Logistics

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