Giving Back

As a charitable organization Il Centro is committed to serving the East Vancouver area by giving back and supporting a plethora of local projects and initiatives. Whether it is through donating space, time, food, or resources Il Centro is dedicated to fostering a vibrant and sustainable community by promoting philanthropic initiatives and endeavors. Below are just a few of the initiatives that receive our continual support.

Britannia Renewal Open House

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Britannia Community Centre hosted a renewal open house on Feb. 13, 2018.  This was a very important milestone for their community centre renewal process. With over 350 neighbors came to the event Il Centro was more then happy to donate food to the cause to ensure that the event was a success and that no one went hungry.

Britannia Renewal Open House Gallery

Britannia Renewal Open House Partners

Bella Notte Christmas Community Dinner

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A community Christmas Dinner put on by the Bosa Family Foundation and supported by various local businesses and organizations. The foundation invites families from various organizations and groups such as Kiwassa, Collingwood Neighborhood House, and Thunderbird Community Centre. The dinner also features entertainment, kids activities, and family fun throughout the evening, including a visit from Santa Claus, an interactive tree walk, and gingerbread house building. If you or an organization you are affiliated with is interested in volunteering or donating to this community event please call 604.430.3337 for more information.

Bella Notte Christmas Community Dinner Gallery

Bella Notte Christmas Community Dinner Partners

Vancouver Homework Club Society

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Vancouver Homework Club Society, working at Britannia Secondary School, supports the academic, social and developmental skills of inner city high school students by providing qualified tutors; a warm, inviting supervised room for students to study after school hours; and active support and advocacy for students both in and out of school. Every Monday and Friday Il Centro generously donates surplus food to the society to be used at their Britannia location. We are proud supporters of such an innovative and inclusive project.

Vancouver Homework Club Society Gallery

Vancouver Homework Club Society Partners

CAPC volunteer / Senior luncheon

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Britannia Community Centre hosts regular Senior luncheon program on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays.  For many of theit senior participants, this program provides the much needed opportunities to get out of their home, enjoying a healthy meal and socialize with other members of the community.  The program is entirely volunteer run with very minimal funding.  Thanks to the generous weekly donations from the Italian Cultural Centre, their volunteer chef is able to improve our menu to serve the most vulnerable people in our community.

CAPC volunteer / Senior luncheon Gallery

CAPC volunteer / Senior luncheon Partners