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The early Italian immigrants who pioneered the rainforests of these Pacific shores and settled in their new found home, joined forces in 1904 and formed the first Italian-Canadian Society in Vancouver and named it “Figli d’Italia” (Sons of Italy).

They resolved to commemorate the discovery of America and its discoverer, the great Italian navigator and explorer, Christopher Columbus. Each year these Figli d’Italia celebrated Columbus Day by marching proudly in their parade, displaying their colours and their Columbus Day Banquet marked the highlight in the social calendar of the Italian-Canadian community of Vancouver.

In 1966, the late Justice Angelo E. Branca was instrumental in amalgamating four of the oldest Italian–Canadian Societies in the City of Vancouver. These societies were Societa’ di Mutuo Soccorso Figli d’Italia Inc. (1904). Societa’Veneta di Mutuo Soccorso (1911), the Vancouver Italian-Canadian Mutual Aid Society (1935), and Meridionale (founded in the early 1960’s) and their respective ladies auxiliaries; Lega femminile Italiana. As a result of this the Confratellanza Italo-Canadese was formed.

The Confratellanza Italo-Canadese and its predecessors have always had a social conscience. Since our amalgamation in 1966, we have donated approximately $410,000.00 to various charities, hospitals, scholarships, medical research, the handicapped and similar organizations. Members have also been actively involved in all areas of amateur youth sports and community functions.

The Confratellanza Italo-Canadese is committed to advancing the interest of the Italian Canadian community and ensuring that, as a group, Italian-Canadians are contributing to the enrichment of their community and their multicultural nation.

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Past Presidents

 
1966 – 1977
Hon. Justice Angelo E. Branca Q.C.,LL.D.
 
1978 – 1979
Giuseppe Di Salvatore
 
1980
P. Lino Natola
 
1981 – 1982
Giuseppe Di Salvatore
 
1983 – 1985
 
1986 – 1987
Giuseppe Di Salvatore
 
1988 – 1989
Nedo A. Gizzi
 
1990
Mario Caravetta
 
1991 – 1993
  1994 Alessandro (Alex) Giuliano
  1995 – 1996 Rocco Salituro
  1997 – 1998 Gerardo (Gino) Ramogida
  1999 – 2000 Lino Bragagnolo
  2001 – 2002 Ugo M. Lepore
  2003 - 2005 Giovanni (John) Barbieri
  2006 - 2010
  2011 - Present
 

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