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About Us 

At Villa Charities, our history is who we are. Founded in 1971, Villa Charities was established to provide elderly Italian-Canadians with affordable, high quality, and culturally conscious long-term care. In 1976, that vision materialized with the construction of Villa Colombo Toronto, a long-term care facility that incorporates various elements of Italian culture to create an environment of peace, community, and comfort. Since then Villa Charities has blossomed, adding a diversified community centre and four more senior living facilities. Today, after nearly five decades, Villa Charities has become one of the most versatile, holistic, and inclusive charities in the country, providing so much to so many.

The Villa Charities campus, for almost 50 years, has played an important part in supporting the Italian community.  The Villa Charities family includes Villa Colombo Homes for the Aged Inc. in Toronto (Villa Colombo Toronto); Villa Colombo Seniors Centre (Vaughan) Inc./Di Poce Centre (Villa Colombo Vaughan); Caboto Terrace, Casa Del Zotto and Casa Abruzzo apartments for independent seniors; the Columbus Centre; and the Joseph D. Carrier Art Gallery.

Click here to read the 2019 Year-End Message from President and CEO Anthony DiCaita.

Our Mission:

To Celebrate and promote the Italian Heritage, Culture, Language, Arts, Food, and Family Values.

Our Vision:

To be the voice of the Italian Canadian community.

Our Values:

Honesty, Integrity and Transparency
Mutual Respect
Compassion and Empathy
Continual Improvement
Community Leadership – being part of something special

Villa Charities 2019 Year-End Video

Click to view or download our Fall & Winter 2019/2020 Program Guide

Villa Charities Campus Map

At the Columbus Centre, we are revitalizing our facility as we renovate to get more out of our existing space and enhance the facilities hosting our programs and services. The improvements reflect Villa Charities’ commitment to ensuring a sustainable and vibrant future, and to improving the experience for all patrons, visitors, staff and tenants.

Some departments and services have been relocated as part of the renovations. See the Villa Charities campus map below for all new department locations.

Click to enlarge.