12 Jun 2018

Franca Carella – Helping Others Helps Her – The Vitanova Foundation

Founded by Franca Carella, the Vitanova Foundation has been a fixture of Vaughan for over three decades as it has provided treatment and rehabilitation to those dealing with substance abuse. When I met with Franca Carella for our interview she...
By Victoria Scott
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12 Jun 2018

The Vaughan Chamber: 2018 Business Achievement Awards

1. DR. FRANCA CARELLA, VITANOVA FOUNDATION: PHILANTHROPIC BUSINESS PERSON OF THE YEAR A not-for-profit corporation inspired to service individuals suffering from substance abuse since 1987. Assisting 16,000 people through rehabilitation and recovery, they are driven by the motto to “help...
By Danethza Perez Aguilera
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03 Aug 2017

LETHAL DOSE, VAUGHAN AND TORONTO FACE OPIOID CRISIS

Two people in Ontario die every day of an opioid overdose. City Life Magazine uncovers the opioid epidemic as it migrates eastward, tearing its way into our communities and homes by way of substance abuse and prescribed pain management. Over...
By Rebecca Alberico
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07 Jun 2017

Heart to Heart

On April 20, the Vitanova Foundation hosted Heart to Heart, a fundraising event dedicated to building a women and children’s shelter at the foundation’s Woodbridge site. The night consisted of cocktails, a sit-down dinner and take-home gifts such as confections,...
By City Life Staff
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Franca Carella, founder and executive director of the Vitanova Foundation
11 Aug 2014

Vitanova Foundation Kitchen Renewal Project – Vaughan

Members and guests of the Vitanova Foundation in Vaughan gathered for an open house appreciation day this past July to celebrate the rehabilitation centre’s newly installed commercial kitchen that will better serve its clients. Earlier this year, the Ministry of...
By City Life Staff
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07 Dec 2013

Vitanova Fundraiser a Success

The first step to recovery is realizing there’s a problem, the second step is letting the Vitanova Foundation help. Founded in 1987 by Franca Carella, Vitanova provides a 15,000-square-foot safe haven to clients of all ages living in recovery from...
By Rebecca Alberico
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