Mario is a Board Director with some of Canada's most significant charities, hospitals and humanitarian organizations.
Giving generously to the Passionate Sisters Convent and Chabad Richmond Hill demonstrates some of Mario's ecumenical convictions. With the provision of land and cash from Mario, these Christian and Jewish organizations have built new community centres and places of worship. He and his family have been honoured by having the Chabad Richmond Hill synagogue named the Chabad Romano Centre. A privilege given to very few Christians.
Support to various hospitals is also a priority for Mario, including the building of a full operating hospital in Africa with the WE Organization (Free The Children).
An avid supporter of the arts, Mario along with others, spearheaded the building of the Art Gallery of Ontario's 'Galleria Italia', a wing of the AGO dedicated to Italian Culture and Art.
He sponsors and supports many students, not only in music but in science, medicine, etc.
Mario has received numerous honours, among them by the House of Lords in London for his work with F.R.O.D.O Kids. This is part of his ongoing commitment to sponsoring impoverished children around the world through various organizations.
Most recently, Mario funded surgery overseas and recovery for many children in Canada with cerebral palsy that the medical system in Ontario would not pay for.
notable DONATIONS MADE BY MARIO ROMANO
FUNDING SURGERIES FOR CHILDREN WITH cerebral palsy
Over one million dollars and counting, donated to Ontario families with children suffering with cerebral palsy and needing the SDR surgery at the Saint Louis Children's Hospital.
marc and craig kilburger brother we organization
The WE Organization, (formerly known as Free The Children). It is a worldwide development charity and youth empowerment movement founded in 1995 by human rights advocates Craig Kielburger and Marc Kielburger. The organization focuses on young people, with programs in Canada, the U.S. and U.K. for service learning and active citizenship, and international development projects in Asia, Africa and Latin America focused on children and education.
Mario Romano is a major contributor to the Marc and Craig Kilburger Brother WE Organization, which saw the following results:
- Baraka Surgical Hospital - Kenya
- Faculty of Medicine - WE College - Kenya
- Looking Beyond Mara Project - working with youth and families from the slums and provide support and opportunity for changes.
- Women's Empowerment Centre in rural India to provide marginalized women access to capacity building workshops and resources to generate a sustainable source of income.
- Sacred Circle - empowering a generation of youth from first nations to become leaders in their communities.
- WE Learning Centre - a gift to Canadian youth to honour Canada 150.
humber river hospital
Generous contribution for the capital building campaign of the hospital as well as the opening of Operating Room #16.
Generous participant towards the building of state of the art hybrid cardiac operating unit.
Contributed towards capital campaign to build a state of the art palliative centre in Vaughan which will serve communities far beyond Vaughan encatchment area.
Contributed towards capital campaign to build new hospital in Vaughan.
supporting art bound
Providing support through Art Bound to bring art to schools around the globe for the underprivileged.
Supporting Nanny Angels, which supports families undergoing cancer treatment.
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