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Toronto, ON, September 26, 2017 – Emanuele Lepri has been appointed to the position of Executive Director of Cultural Programming for Villa Charities Inc. Emanuele, whose tenure begins November 1, brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to Villa Charities with more than 30 years of excellence in the cultural and educational sectors. “Emanuele’s extensive experience and innovative thinking truly complement the Villa Charities family – he will be a great addition who shares our values and beliefs,” said Anthony DiCaita, President and CEO of Villa Charities Inc. “He has spent his whole career in the cultural sector and will…

New shared-use facility will be reimagined space for Columbus Centre and Dante Alighieri Academy TORONTO, APRIL 18, 2017 – With a vision towards the future of urban space, Villa Charities Inc. and the Toronto Catholic District School Board (TCDSB) today unveiled the updated designs and a 3D model of the new shared-use facility for the Columbus Centre/Villa Charities and Dante Alighieri Academy Redevelopment. The new state-of-the-art, intergenerational community hub is considered the largest and only co-development project of its kind currently underway in North America, and will better meet the needs and expectations of future generations and the communities they…

Toronto, ON, January 27, 2017 – Anthony DiCaita has been appointed President and CEO of Villa Charities Inc., effective as of Monday, January 23, 2017. Villa Charities is a registered charity that provides Italian Canadian culturally sensitive care and independent living for seniors as well as educational, cultural and athletic programs. He is an accomplished leader with more than twenty years of senior level finance and management experience in the healthcare sector. "Anthony brings passion, sectoral experience and tremendous vision," says Aldo Cundari, Chairman, Villa Charities Inc. "We are confident he is the right person to lead the organization during…

Villa Charities and TCDSB Unveil Bold Design for Shared Facility Renewed Columbus Centre and Dante Alighieri Academy to feature dramatic façade, state-of-the-art facilities Toronto (Nov. 23, 2016) – Villa Charities Inc. and the Toronto Catholic District School Board (TCDSB) today unveiled a design proposal for the combined new Columbus Centre and Dante Alighieri Academy Catholic Secondary School. The design includes a dramatic, three-story glass façade along Lawrence Ave., at the existing Columbus Centre location, with state-of-the-art cultural, athletic, dining, educational and other facilities along with a new performing arts theatre. The design unveiling follows the joint submission of a Site…

Accomplished Marketing Executive, Mary Pompili, Joins Villa Charities Toronto (Sept. 7, 2016) – Mary Pompili, an accomplished marketing and communications executive who has served in leadership roles at Canada’s Walk of Fame, Luminato Festival and Holt Renfrew, has been appointed Vice President, Marketing at Villa Charities Inc. Villa Charities is a registered charity that provides Italian Canadian culturally sensitive care and independent living apartments for seniors as well as educational, cultural and athletic programs. Pompili brings proven leadership experience in building successful brands and developing highly effective marketing, communication and fundraising strategies at both corporate and not-for-profit organizations. She is…

Italian Canadian Organizations Establish Central Italy Earthquake Relief Fund Toronto (Aug. 30, 2016) – A group of Italian Canadian organizations, businesses and community leaders today announced the Central Italy Earthquake Relief Fund, an initiative to support the people and communities affected by the massive earthquake in central Italy last week. The Relief Fund is a registered charity and is reaching out to all Canadians to contribute to a legacy that will help devastated communities in Umbria, Lazio and Marche recover following the immediate relief efforts. “The pictures and stories of lives lost, families destroyed and communities laid in ruin have…

Aldo Cundari Elected Chair of Villa Charities’ Board of Governors Toronto (Oct. 13, 2015) – Toronto marketing executive Aldo Cundari has been elected Chair of the Villa Charities Inc. Board of Governors. Villa Charities is a registered charity that provides Italian Canadian culturally sensitive care and independent living apartments for seniors as well as educational, cultural and athletic programs. Cundari, who was elected along with other Board members at Villa Charities’ Sept. 17 annual general meeting, has been a volunteer at the organization for over 20 years. He served on the Villa Colombo Board of Governors from 1996 to 2007…