VITA’s work is funded, in large part, by the Government of Ontario. We are grateful for the additional financial support we receive from government agencies, major charitable foundations, civil society organizations and generous members of our community.
Founded in 1986, Vita Community Living Services (Vita CLS) is a not-for-profit charitable organization, funded primarily by the Ontario Ministry of Community and Social Services
WE ARE A UNITED WAY MEMBER AGENCY
“It takes all of us working together to create real change in our community.”
VITA has the great privilege of working with the United Way of Toronto and York Region, the largest non-government funder of social services in Toronto and York Region. Current United Way investments in VITA support the delivery of local services, contribute to our research and advocacy efforts, and help strengthen the social services sector.
FRIENDS OF MENS SANA
Friends of Mens Sana is a fundraising committee created in 1991 by families in York Region who came together to support one another, and to provide the services and supports their family members needed. Founded and inspired by the passion of the late Mr. Vito Bianchini and Mr. Sam Ciccolini’s passion, Friends of Mens Sana has been able to improve the lives of those with chronic mental illness, and their families, by making treatment and support more accessible, inclusive and safer. 100% of funds raised allocated to Mens Sana Families for Mental Health as it is funded almost exclusively by the generosity of donors like you.
RALLY FOR VITA
Our annual Rally for VITA fundraising event brings people together in support of VITA members. Started in 2010 by the long time friend and supporter of VITA and Mens Sana Vince Papa. The Rally for Vita was originally a gathering and ride for motorcycle enthusiasts. The event had evolved into a family friendly 3, 5, or 10 km walk/run, and during these precarious times, a new form of Rally for Vita was introduced as a “Night at the Drive-In.” The yearly event not only brings much-needed funds to both VITA and Mens Sana but also helps to raise awareness about adults with developmental disabilities as well as people with mental illness.
Click the link to join and learn more about this initiative: www.rallyforvita.ca