Programs & Services

Canadian Italian Family Assistance Association

The Canadian Italian Family Assistance Association (CIFAA) is dedicated to assisting individuals and families, to access all socio-economic entitlements, domestic or foreign. Services are offered primarily to Canadians of Italian origin, as well as individuals from the Portuguese and Hispanic communities. COSTI oversees the management of CIFAA, and acts as its trustee.

Services Available

  • Information on foreign pensions
  • Referrals to COSTI and other Patronati (Italian pension information offices)
  • Documentation of government pension forms and other government communications
  • Translation and notarization
  • Assistance in accessing pensions, welfare and compensation entitlements

Service is provided in English and Italian.

Who is Eligible

Services are available to all seniors and adult members of the Italian-Canadian population as well as those from other heritages residing in Toronto.

Program Intake

Monday – Friday: 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Contact Details for:

Canadian Italian Family Assistance Association
756 Ossington Avenue
Phone: 416.588.8042

This service is free of charge.

CIFAA is funded by the City of Toronto.

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