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Viresh Mathur

Viresh Mathur awarded the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal

A new commemorative medal was created to mark the 2012 celebrations of the 60th anniversary of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s accession to the Throne as Queen of Canada. The Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal is a tangible way for Canada to honour Her Majesty for her service to this country. At the same time, it serves to honour significant contributions and achievements by Canadians.

During the year of celebrations, 60,000 deserving Canadians will be recognized. Viresh Mathur is one of those recipients.

Viresh C. Mathur ranks amongst leading professionals as a result of his phenomenal work in the Financial Services Industry.    As Owner of Blue Umbrella Financial Services, as well as throughout his brilliant professional career, Mr. Mathur has routinely demonstrated the vision, dedication and diligence necessary to be considered among the best. Viresh is an independent broker servicing individual and corporate clients in the areas of retirement planning, life insurance, disability insurance, critical illness insurance, partnership insurance, company group benefits, and healthcare benefits. During his collegiate career, Mr. Mathur has earned an Undergraduate Degree in Political Science and Economics from the University of New Brunswick. He is a member of the Independent Brokers Association of Ontario and the Better Business Bureau.

Viresh is a community advocate who has been providing leadership that has enriched the lives of his community  by addressing safety issues  as well as various matters and concerns in his and surrounding neighbourhoods .  He has earned a recognition award from the Toronto Police Services for providing leadership in his community in partnership with 42 Division by keeping neighourhoods safe.  In the 1970’s Viresh had many challenges due to racism.  Through political engagement, he learnt how to combat negative aspects of racism and now mentors new comers and teaches them to face those challenges.  As a direct result of his experiences in the 1970’s, Viresh partnered up with others with similar experiences and established the Mosaic South Asian Festival in Mississauga.  This festival is an Arts, Cultural and Music festival featuring Artist and talent from various regions of southern Asia and show casing the experiences of Canadians of South Asian Heritage.  Viresh uses his experience and knowledge with various media outlets to integrate this festival into a “main stream” event.

Viresh Mathur has sat on various Committees and Boards of Non-Profit Agencies in fulfilling his commitment strengthening community values and issues.
The following are agencies and committees Viresh has served on:

South Asian Advisory Board – United Way
Director and Media Liaison
His primary function this position was bringing about awareness to the South Asian Community of all the South Asian Agencies the United Way funds and supports.  He played a key role in organizing the South Asian Group at the P&G Leaps and Bounds Walk.  This position also requires him raise funds; which he successfully completed this task by tapping into various business associations and media connections.

Scarborough Youth Justice Committee    
The Committee is made up of volunteers in the communities who work in partnership with other participants in the criminal justice system, e.g., police, Crown attorney, defense counsel, Judiciary, probation, etc.  In order for offenders to be referred to the committee, the offender must accept responsibility of his/her actions, and be willing to participate in the program.

Viresh’s job was to hear their cases and assign appropriate sanctions.  Offenders who did not agree with these conditions, or who do not the complete the sanctions would be returned to the formal court system.

Malvern Family Resource Centre (MFRC)
Viresh served a Board Member with MFRC.  Malvern Family Resource Centre is committed to strengthen families and individuals through inclusive and effective programs and services for children, youth, women, seniors and families in the Scarborough River Riding.

The following are committees and agencies Viresh Mathur is currently serving on:

Community Policing Liaison Committee – 42 Division (CPLC)
To encourage mutual trust through understanding, shared knowledge and communication between the community and the police so that the area served by 42 Division is a safe place to live, work and play. Viresh is currently the Treasurer of the CPLC and former Picnic Chair.

Rotary Club of Scarborough Bluffs
The objective of Rotary is to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise and, in particular to encourage and foster:

  1. The development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service
  2. High ethical standards in business and professions; the recognition of worthiness of all useful occupations; and the dignifying by each Rotarian of his or her occupation as an opportunity to serve societyThe application of the ideal of service by every Rotarian to their personal, business, and community life
  3. The advancement of international understanding, goodwill, and peace through a world fellowship and professional persons united in the ideal of service

Viresh Mathur has been president 2 different years with this Club.

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