Mauritius Association in Ottawa knows that our strength lies not only in the words we stand by, but most importantly through the actions of our initiatives. Back in 90's, our Volunteer Organization realized that by working together we could overcome our challenges much more efficiently, and that is why we ultimately decided to launch a Mauritius Association in Ottawa.
We engage in community building activities focus on social help & environmental sensitization.
Mauritius, island country in the Indian Ocean, located off the eastern coast of Africa. Physio graphically, it is part of the Mascarene Islands. The capital is Port Louis. The island of Mauritius is volcanic in origin and is almost entirely surrounded by coral reefs. Mauritius has a mixed developing economy based on manufactured exports, agriculture, tourism, and financial services.
Mauritius became independent on March 12, 1968. Under the constitution adopted that year, the country was a constitutional monarchy with the British monarch as head of state.
Mauritius offers a rich mixture of the many cultures and traditions of its different peoples. The ethnic and religious diversity of Mauritius also means that there are many holidays and festivals scheduled throughout the year.