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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.


Intersectionality between personal finances and substance use and 

Rhonda from the Canadian Counselling Foundations meets with Tom from Vitanova to discuss how personal finances intersect with substance use.

Franca Carella gives an overview of Vitanova, its history and purpose.

Franca Carella interviewed by TLN on the occasion of her being honoured by the Vaughan Chamber of Commerce

Franca Carella speaking on the occasion of her being named Doctor of Sacred Letters by Huntington University, Sudbury, Ontario.

Eulogy for Franca Carella, delivered at her funeral by Daniele Zanotti, Chief Executive Officer, United Way of Greater Toronto.

New Life for the Addicted:A documentary on The Vitanova Foundation.





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