Sylvia Mantella was born in Toronto, Ontario. Canadian Philanthropist and Conservationist on a local and global level both personally and corporately.
In 2010 became Chief Marketing Officer of Mantella Corporation (CMO); One of Canada’s largest privately owned land development companies established in 1946.
In 2008 Co-Founded Canadian venture capital firm Mantella Venture Partners.
In 2010 Co-founded the Mantella Exotic Animal Sanctuary and Conservation, a private, non profit, privately funded licensed facility that rescues and adopts exotic anmals from neglect, abuse and displacement. Housing approximately 200 animals including exotic breeds with an extensive range from Big Cats, African white lions, various primates to two toed sloths. This facility provides and shares genetic research with prestigious Universities across the United States. The facility is governed by the USDA and Florida Fish and Wildlife Association. As of 2016 The Mantella Exotic Animal Sanctuary and Conservation became recognized for the birth of the first unrelated African White Lions on USA soil in over six decades and has one of the most successful USA Two-Toed Sloth breeding facilities.
From 2008 to present day, sits on numerous Boards, Committees and Advisory Boards. She supports various charities including CANFAR (Canadian Foundation for Aids Research), SickKids Hospital, SickKids Foundation, Boost Child and Youth Advocacy Centre, Children’s Aid Foundation, Covenant House, Suzanne Rogers Presents, CAFA (Canadian Arts and Fashion Awards), The Royal Ontario Museum, The 519 Toronto LGBTQ Community Centre, OnexOne, Camp Ooch and The National Ballet of Canada.