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Franca’s Story

A concentration camp survivor, displaced person, refugee and immigrant to Canada, her career began as a nurse, eventually specializing in geriatric care, until she realized the growing toll that substance use was taking on our community.

Beginning in 1987, she built a nationally-recognized, not-for-profit corporation and registered charity that has been providing a unique range of free services to individuals, families, and the community at large ever since.


Annual Report

Members of The Vitanova Foundation attend a general meeting once a year, to receive a report on the operations of the agency over the course of the previous fiscal year, particularly in regard to progress made in the execution of its current strategic plan. Reports from the three most recent years are available here.

Auditors Report

At each annual general meeting of the members of The Vitanova Foundation, representatives of an independent accounting firm, appointed by the members of the Foundation, report to them on the financial status of the agency and answer any questions that may arise. Auditor’s Reports from the three most recent years are available here.

Levy Study

We have concluded a final review of the data generated from the Focus Groups convened as part of the larger longitudinal study on The Vitanova Foundation’s Treatment Program.

Volpe Study

This report is a descriptive evaluation of The Vitanova Foundation treatment and recovery program for substance abuse, gambling addictions and anger management. Operating in the Greater Toronto Area of Ontario, Canada. Vitanova Foundation has developed and refined their program over the past twenty-five years.

“How We Work and Why It Works”

A description of the Vitanova Foundation’s Addiction Treatment Model By Franca Damiani Carella, DSL, Founder of the Vitanova Foundation.


Accreditation is achieved once an independent authority, expert in the setting of organizational performance standards, certifies that a given agency meets literally hundreds of indicators that testify to it effectiveness and efficiency.




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