Marco DeVuono, President and CEO of Villa Charities Inc., has been selected as the recipient of the 2024 Community Building Award, presented by the Italian Chamber of Commerce of Ontario Canada (ICCO Canada). This award honours individuals who have made a significant contribution to the fabric of Canadian life through their social engagement, volunteerism and/or philanthropy. 

The Italian Chamber of Commerce of Ontario Canada

The Italian Chamber of Commerce of Ontario Canada (ICCO Canada) is proud to announce the 22nd edition of its annual Business Excellence Awards (BEA). For over 60 years, ICCO Canada has been a driving force in fostering a dynamic environment of collaboration and strategic partnerships between Italy and Canada by actively promoting trade and cultural exchange initiatives between the two nations. Carrying on this tradition, the annual ICCO BEA has consistently served as a platform to celebrate the achievements of the Italian-Canadian business community.

This year, the gala holds special significance as it honours the memory of the late Executive Director, Corrado Paina, who was instrumental for the success of the BEA for all these years. Throughout his tenure, Corrado tirelessly dedicated his life to serving the Italian-Canadian community, leaving an indelible mark on all who knew him.

“The 2024 BEA is a testament to Corrado’s lasting influence. His unwavering commitment to fostering Italian-Canadian collaboration does and will continue to blossom. This year’s winners would make him immensely proud. Their innovative spirit embodies his vision which serves as a constant source of inspiration for ICCO Canada’s initiatives, like the CAMERA project.” – Tony Altomare & Pat Pelliccione, ICCO Canada Co-Presidents.