Fondazione Canali Onlus
MAKE THE DIFFERENCE, NOW
Fondazione Canali Onlus (FCO) was created from the desire of the Canali family to give life to a non-profit instrument of social utility that expresses and conveys the ethical values and human and social responsibilities that are important to the family and that lie at the foundation of the Group. Established in July 2013...
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LATEST NEWS

Fondazione Canali Onlus
AUTOLOGOUS STEM CELL TRANSPLANTATION IN PATIENTS WITH MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS
Autologous haematopoietic stem cell transplantation is considered a possible therapy for autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis. Professor Matilde Inglese is coordinating a study in this field, which promises to write a very important chapter in the history of the fight against this disease.
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MUTATED GENES AND THE DEFENCELESS BODY
The project supported by the FCO provides funding for all molecular analyses necessary to discover and assess alterations in blood cells (white blood cells, platelets and red blood cells) that may be a sign of rare and complex diseases in children.
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Fondazione Canali Onlus
WOMEN'S PATHS
A project that supports women who have been subjected to violence offering paths to work through the trauma, vocational guidance, collection initiatives and data processing with a guarantee of confidentiality, anonymity and non-judgment.
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Donation

Donations can be made through wire transfers to the following account:Fondazione Canali is a duly recognized non-profit organization and therefore any donation made enjoys fiscal benefits in accordance with the law.

Fondazione Canali Onlus

Iban: IT33 J030 6909 6061 0000 0075 861

For further information, please contact us at info@fondazionecanali.it.

SOCIAL ASSISTANCE
Arte che cura
Among the many activities carried out in the "Paese Ritrovato", Fondazione Canali Onlus supports the Arte che cura project. Art therapy includes the set of techniques and methodologies that
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Medical research
AUTOLOGOUS STEM CELL TRANSPLANTATION IN PATIENTS WITH MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS
Autologous haematopoietic stem cell transplantation is considered a possible therapy for autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis. Professor Matilde Inglese is coordinating a study in this field, which promises to write a very important chapter in the history of the fight against this disease.
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Medical research
MUTATED GENES AND THE DEFENCELESS BODY
The project supported by the FCO provides funding for all molecular analyses necessary to discover and assess alterations in blood cells (white blood cells, platelets and red blood cells) that may be a sign of rare and complex diseases in children.
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Medical research
SUPPORT FOR MOLECULAR THERAPY
The Verga Committee’s research centre is one of the first in Europe to have developed a phase I/II clinical trial for the treatment of high-risk acute lymphoblastic leukaemia using specific T cells (CIK) genetically modified with a specific chimeric receptor.
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Medical research
GENETIC PASSPORT
The genetic passport initiative was put in place to find the optimal method for treating genetic anomalies at more personalized level.
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Medical research
MONITORING OF MINIMAL RESIDUAL DISEASE FOR PEDIATRIC PATIENTS
At the Tettamanti Research Center, in Monza, is now possible to monitor cells affected by acute lymphoblastic leukemia and personalize the therapy for each particular disease.
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Healthcare
VISION CARE IN NEPAL AND RWANDA
The Canali Onlus has chosen to work alongside CBM Italia, a Non-Governmental Organization dedicated to fighting blindness in countries of the southern hemisphere.
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Healthcare
AUS NIGUARDA: AQUATIC REHABILITATION FOR SPINAL INJURIES
Through collaborative efforts with Canali Onlus, the center is able to maintain the use of a heated swimming pool, which is used for rehabilitation efforts by patients with spinal cord injuries.
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Healthcare
MORE CHILDREN
The aim of the project is to supports the activities of two semi-residential therapeutic centers specialized in autism-related issues.
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Healthcare
MULTISENSORIAL ROOM
The Centro Diurno Disabili Sottosopra ('Over-under Day Center for the Disabled') of Macherio is able to serve up to 15 people with grave multiple disabilities with ages ranging from 15 to 65. Over the years, the multi-disciplinary team of neuropsychiatrists, pyschologists, educators, music therapists, art therapists, psychomotrists, physical therapists, nurses and social workers have used an approach called 'Basal Stimulation', consisting of transmitting to the patients a range of sensations and experiences that develop relational growth and the well-being of the individual. Through visual, tactile and auditory stimuli, calibrated to the needs of each subject, attention, contact and self-awareness and of others have been found to improve. The Multisensorial Room offers a range of luminous, musical, olfactory and tactile effects that involve all of the senses and that are personalized for each patient, allowing him or her to overcome or compensate for serious sensorial deficits. The set-up of the spaces involved offer the possibility of self-determination by supplying curious stimuli that encourage interaction with reality and with others.
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Healthcare
TRAVELLING WITHOUT SUITCASES
The Travelling without suitcases initiative aims to counter the feelings of abandonment and isolation that disabled children and their families may experience. Every day, the L'Abilità Onlus charity prepares suitcases - a series of essential services that offer concrete solutions to specific needs, particularly for children from 0 to 6 years old.
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Healthcare
A HAND FOR AFRICA
'A hand for Africa' is a project promoted by an Italian group of surgeons, that supports pediatric patients with functional problems in their hands.
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Healthcare
LET'S BUILD IT TOGETHER!
The aim of this project is to 'adopt' one of the rooms at the new 'Maria Letizia Verga Centre for Infant Leukaemia Research and Cure', one of the most prestigious institutions in its field in Europe. Fondazione Canali has already adopted the 'Sartoria' room.
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Healthcare
LE BAYLE III (EVALUATION SCALE)
A project aimed at acquiring the Bayle-III test and training operators in the evaluation of affective and psychomotor development of children aged between 1 and 42 months. The objective of the initiative is to improve the assessment of functional development and the planning of intervention through guided recommendations.
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Healthcare
CHILDREN'S HEART
The Cuore di Bimbi program aims to promote the development of cardio-surgical pediatrics at the Mulago di Kampala Hospital in Uganda, one of the most poverty-stricken countries in the world. Each day, around 40 children visit the hospital for a heart-related consultation. The project finances periodic missions of Italian volunteers from the Niguarda Hospital in Milan who go to Uganda to perform operations and improve the technical abilities of the local staff there. Their objective is to operate on 10 children during each mission, guaranteeing an excellent post-operation experience and follow-up to reduce risks and complications. The project was created in 2014 during which two missions in April and August were completed with a total of 11 children successfully operated on under the guidance of Doctor Stefano Marianeschi, leader of the Italian team
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Social assistance
WORK IS PROGRESS
The Work is Progress programme promotes guidance, training, counselling and support for job placement using a multidisciplinary approach that provides an integrated...
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Social assistance
WOMEN'S PATHS
A project that supports women who have been subjected to violence offering paths to work through the trauma, vocational guidance, collection initiatives and data processing with a guarantee of confidentiality, anonymity and non-judgment.
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Social assistance
TELEREHABILITATION KIT FOR CHILDREN WITH AUTISM
A project developed to overcome the restrictions imposed by the health emergency has been refined, evolving into an online platform to more effectively meet the needs of children with autism and their families.
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Social assistance
GET THE SMILES MOVING
The goal of this project is to guarantee safe and effective transport for the children of the Therapeutic and Rehabilitation Center (CTRS) La Nuova Brunella.
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Social assistance
PASSING ON MY STORY TO BUILD MY FUTURE
The initiative offers personalized formative programs to children and youth who have been subject to mistreatment and abuse.
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Social assistance
CANCER SUPPORT FUND IN ITALY
Thanks to the project started by Soleterre, which offers economic assistance to the families of children fighting against cancer, families can support themselves and minimize additional stressors during their child's treatment.
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Social assistance
THE INVISIBLE CHILDREN OF THE RAILWAYS
This project aims to help the children of the railways, intervening before they are exposed to negative influences or coerced to work for traffickers.
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Social assistance
22ND YEAR
'Ventiduesimo anno' is a project aimed at supporting young women who are legally protected as minors and approaching the age of majority by facilitating this transition from a social and professional standpoint. N.A.T.U.R.&. Onlus offers women who have turned 22 (the age limit for the protection of minors in Italy) the opportunity to carry out a paid internship once they have left the Casa Aperta (“Open House”) group home.
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Social assistance
OPEN HOUSE FAMILY COMMUNITY
A project aimed at updating and furnishing a part of the Villa Dho in Seveso, which houses and fosters adolescent children at risk of social marginalization. Minors remain until they are 18 years old, at max until they are 21.
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Social assistance
CENTRO DE ATENCIÓN Y EDUCACIÓN A LA FAMILIA (CAEF)
A project with the objective of supporting this foster home, which houses child victims of physical, psychological and sexual abuse in a protected environment.
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Social assistance
TICHAKUNDA SCHOOL
The project promoted the construction of a school building in one of the poorest communities in Zimbawe.
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Social assistance
CENOBIO, A HOME FOR THE ELDERLY
This converted farmhouse is being restored to serve as an events location, a place for social vegetable gardens, cultural activities and as a group home for the elderly. Four non-profit organizations, which already work within Lambro park, have promoted the structural and functional restoration of the Molino San Gregorio farmhouse to transform it into an authentic living space in order to bring back the spirit of community.
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Social assistance
REFRESHMENT IN THE VEGETABLE GARDEN
Ristoro nell’orto promotes the creation of an urban vegetable garden within Cascina Bellaria (a converted farmhouse) and an outdoor eating area with a glass greenhouse. The garden was designed to provide fresh produce to the restaurant, but above all, to start up an educational laboratory that collaborates with disabled persons.
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Social assistance
CLEAN WATER FOR HARARE LIFE
A project aimed at promoting self-sufficiency in the community with a particular focus on children through the construction of water systems and infrastructure at the 'Tichakunda Childhood Welfare Center' and the nearby school in order to improve hygiene and health conditions as well as to kick start agricultural and animal breeding activities.
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Social assistance
HONEYCOMB DAYCARE CENTER
This project was launched to meet the pressing needs of children between the ages of 6 and 36 months and their mothers who find themselves in distress. The program provides a daycare service that will be available long-term. The program provides caregiving to the children and assistance in the economic re-integration of the mothers in the workplace as well as psychological support and reinforcement of their parenting skills.
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Social assistance
TRANSPORTATION FOR THE DISABLED
A project with the aim of purchasing cars that are equipped for the disabled. The objective is to facilitate transportation for hospital visits, health treatments, attending socio-educational-assistance centers or protected workshops for the disabled.
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Social assistance
PROJECT FOR THE DISABLED
A project aimed at supporting the Turu foster home, which houses around 50 kids aged 0 to 16 years old who have been victims of abandonment, domestic violence and exploitation. Some of these children suffer from psychophysical handicaps.
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Employment and training
PROMOTING POSSIBILITIES WITH NEW SKILL SETS
Associazione IRENE and SPAZIO3R+, the “Riciclo Ricucio Riuso” (Recycle, Re-sew, Reuse) initiative was created as a four-month instructional sewing workshop for unemployed women.
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Employment and training
BORSE DI VITA: A SUMMER AT VILLA DHO
The summer social inclusion program provides an encouraging environment for personal, professional, and spiritual growth for teens currently at the Casa Aperta Casa Dho educational community.
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Employment and training
FORWARD THINKING, BOYS
The Agevolando Association is a non-profit organization that seeks to develop self-sufficiency skills and provide training to youth at the end of their educational careers, who need assistance getting their footing in society.
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Employment and training
'LET’S DO IT!' TENDER
'Occupiamoci!' ('Let’s do it!') is a national tender, now in its second edition, whose goal is to foster the job placement of young people between the ages of 16 and 29 through social enterprise, promoting an inclusive job market with minor gaps in a social, cultural, geographical, generational and gender context. This project, promoted by Fondazione Mission Bambini, Fondazione Canali Onlus, Fondazione San Zen, the Unicredit Foundation and Manageritalia Milano, Gruppo Volontariato Professionale (a professional volunteer group). After the success of the first edition, thanks to which more than 100 young people throughout Italy were placed in jobs, this edition has seen 9 winning 'social business' projects, chosen from more than 200 entries. These new or potential entrepreneurial activities are created and managed by associations and cooperatives, mainly in sectors that are strategic for Italy like food and wine and tourism. The positions created by these initiatives, initially for 35 individuals, can increase over time.
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Employment and training
FINALLY AT WORK, A CHANCE TO START OVER
This project is aimed at the professional training and integration of 12 young adults from 16 to 21 years old who are afflicted by situations of familial and/or social distress with a series of scholastic troubles or long periods of inactivity behind them. The program promotes the participants’ acquisition of professional skills and abilities in order to facilitate their entry into the working world. During this process, the participants also have the opportunity to improve their social skills, sense of responsibility and autonomy, discovering more about themselves and their interests. Additionally, the relationship they curate with the adults in the program – educators from the cooperative and company mentors – leads to more openness and faith in the social community and in the workplace.
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Employment and training
LET'S RESTORE OURSELVES
A project aimed at training persons with disabilities, especially psychical, through furniture restoration. The objective is to develop autonomous work abilities through the acquisition of operational methodologies, knowledge of materials and typical tools of the trade. Each participant is then guided through a social-work integration.
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Education
SCHOOLS FOR STREET CHILDREN
The project is aimed at children living in desperate conditions on the street or in squatter neighbourhoods, in conditions on the brink of survival. The association seeks to help these defenceless children, who are often victims of physical, economic and sexual abuse, by taking them off the streets and into Sky Children’s education centres. In these centres, the children receive education, meals and psychological support so that they can attend the official school system.
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Education
I DON'T FIT IN AT SCHOOL
Support for the 'Prima scuola' (First school) program assisting 100 children with learning difficulties who attend secondary schools in Castano Primo (MI) and Macherio (MB). The children are aided at an educational, motivational, emotional, relational and organizational level through the implementation of an atmosphere of well-being and learning for all involved (kids, parents, teachers, professionals, volunteers).
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Education
DON MILANI 2
A collaboration with Fondazione Exodus Onlus on the project DonMilani 2 aimed at social and educational integration for children at risk of abandonment through an experimental approach that takes account of the specific problems of each child. The goal of the project is twofold: to help a group of students with serious learning difficulties in a concrete manner as well as to construct a new model for intervention that can be sustained and replicated in different contexts.
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Education
POPULAR SCHOOL, A SECOND CHANCE SCHOOL
A project aimed at assisting children between the ages of 13 and 17 who come from backgrounds characterized by problematic and unsuccessful schooling. The final goal is to assist the children in graduating through a personalized program which takes account of each child’s particular needs, limits and, above all, potential.
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