Luso’s 12th Annual Gala Raises Over $213,000

Thank you to all of our generous sponsors, donors and guests who helped us make our 12th Annual Gala a great success!

With your support, we were able to raise over $213,000 to ensure that Luso continues to deliver high quality programs and services to individuals and families in need across the Greater Toronto Area.

To view photos from our Gala, please visit our Gala or Facebook pages.

It was a fantastic evening and we hope to see you all again next year!

Volta Raises $130,000 for Luso’s Programs

With the support of our wonderful sponsors and supporters, our 4th Annual Volta Luso Charities raised over $130,000 towards our day programs in Toronto, Hamilton and Peel. Our Volta has been growing each year and the generosity of our communities allows us to reach new heights, realize bigger dreams and most importantly, continue to advocate for those who need us most.

We look forward to seeing you all next year – rain or shine!

IC Savings Rooftop Terrace Now Open at Luso Support Centre Peel

On August 9, 2018 we had the pleasure of unveiling our new IC Savings Rooftop Terrace located atop Luso Support Centre Peel, a spacious and beautiful outdoor area created for the centre’s participants, their families, caregivers and program staff. Thank you to IC Savings and the Fundo de Apoio IC Savings for realizing our dream of having an accessible outdoor space for socializing, physical activity and enjoying the simple pleasures of being outdoors and to all of our guests who joined us. It was a wonderful evening and our participants love spending time on our new IC Savings Rooftop Terrace!

(Photo courtesy of JP Moczulski/The Canadian Press Images)

Luso’s 2018 Golf Tournament Raises Over $150,000

Thank you to everyone who participated and contributed to our 2018 Golf Tournament! With the support of contributors, our Tournament raised over $150,000 in support of Luso’s exceptional programs and services for persons living with disabilities.

We look forward to seeing you at our next Golf Tournament on Friday, June 7th, 2019Save the Date!

Luso Receives $25,000 Donation from PCWOF

The Luso Canadian Charitable Society was honored to be the recipient of a $25,000 donation from the Portuguese Canadian Walk of Fame. Chairman Manuel DaCosta presented the cheque to Luso President Jack Prazeres at the 2018 PCWOF dinner following the induction ceremony on June 9th, 2018. The Luso Canadian Charitable Society sincerely thanks the Portuguese Canadian Walk of Fame Committee and their generous sponsors for thinking of those with special needs and for their ongoing support and commitment.

(Photo by Revista Amar)

Antonio Belas and Family Donate to Luso

Mr. Antonio Belas, President of Ferma Food Products/Unibel Co. Limited, on behalf of the Antonio Belas Family, presented a cheque for $50,000 to the Luso Canadian Charitable Society in support of Luso’s programs for adults living with developmental and/or physical disabilities. During the presentation held at Luso Support Centre Peel on 6245 Mississauga Road in Mississauga, a naming of the Activities and Program Area and a donor plaque unveiling occurred in recognition of this generous gift. We sincerely thank the Belas Family for their generosity to Luso and its participants.

IC A Garden Growing!

Through the generosity of IC Savings and the Fundo de Apoio IC Savings, our program participants will soon enjoy a beautiful rooftop terrace for gardening, socializing and enjoying the fresh air! A big thank you to IC Savings for donating $50,000 and for helping us realize our dream of having a fully-accessible rooftop terrace at our Peel Centre! We look forward to having our first rooftop BBQ later this year.

Hamilton’s ECHO Program Celebrates its 15th Year

Thank you to everyone who attended and supported the Anniversary Luncheon event in Hamilton on April 15, 2018! Despite the weather, this year’s turnout was spectacular and $18,300 was raised. It was a great afternoon filled with a fantastic lunch, wonderful friends, music and treats.

Now Accepting Applications

For the Luso Canadian Charitable Society’s new location at

6245 Mississauga Road
Mississauga, ON  L5N 1A4

We are pleased to announce that we are accepting applications for our new, modern facility for adults ages 18 and over with special needs in the Region of Peel. Programs include Arts and Crafts, Computer Training, Daily Physical Activity, Life Skills such as Cooking, Local Community Walks and Educational seminars covering a wide array of topics.

Our services are offered from Monday to Friday at 8:30 AM to 3 PM and will have a staff ratio of 1:4.

For inquiries please contact Nellie Correia at 905-858-8197 or