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About Rosa’s Centre


After 50 years of providing care for developmentally challenged children - Rosa Panetta needed a break. Rosa’s daughter (Mary Pronesti) took over and started Rosa’s Centre. A family run organization where everyone is treated as family. Rosa’s Centre provides a safe and loving environment for adults with disabilities while ensuring their health, happiness, security and the fulfillment of their highest potential. We help clients reach personal independence in daily living. The dedicated, compassionate and qualified staff of Rosa’s Centre serve anyone living in Brampton, Mississauga and Caledon with a physical, intellectual, or developmental disability.

Day Program

At our Day Program in Brampton we create individualized programs that help build upon each persons skills / knowledge:

* Reading & Spelling  

* Communication Skills  

* Basic Computer Training  

* Exercise Classes / Light Cardio  

* Food Preparation  

* Personal Hygiene  


Activities such as community outings, arts & crafts, games and parties provide a fun environment to foster everyday life skills. Helping individuals achieve personal goals and to become more confident, productive members of society. To view/download the program flyer click here (PDF format).

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Featured Donors

A Super Tax Break for First-Time Donors

Two types of funding are available for clients – Passport Funding and Special Services at Home Funding. Eligibility is determined by the Ministry of Community & Social Services. Your application helps them determine what type of supports best fit your unique situation. Waiting periods can be lengthy - we suggest families apply for funding 1-1/2 to 2 years before their childs school graduation. For more information - please contact Rosa's Centre 905-791-7444.

Transportation - Region of Peel

There are three accessible public transit options in Peel – TransHelp, Brampton Transit and MiWay.


Brampton Transit and MiWay offer a high level of accessibility for residents with physical, cognitive, visual, sensory and mental health disabilities. Accessibility features include:


• Ramps

• Low floors

• Ability to lower the bus for easy onboarding

• Two wheelchair/scooter areas

• Voice and visual announcements for all stops

• Large entrance openings and platform areas at accessible shelters


TransHelp provides specialized public transit for eligible residents in Brampton, Caledon and Mississauga. 


You may be eligible for TransHelp if you experience a barrier to using conventional public transit due to your physical, cognitive, visual, sensory or mental health disability.


TransHelp     905-791-1015

Other Donors & Supporters

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Canadians know that charities play an invaluable role in the fabric of Canadian society. Thats why recent statistics have shown that more than 5.7 million Canadians donated almost 8.5 billion to registered charities in 2011. Its no wonder that Canadians have been described as one of the most generous populations in the entire world. However, there is always more that can be done to nurture the already vibrant culture of giving that Canada radiates. Thats why we unveiled the First-Time Donors Super Credit as part of our Economic Action Plan 2013. It will provide valuable tax incentives which will help encourage new donors to give. This measure is just one of the many ways our Government has supported Canadian charities. In previous years we have helped charities focus more of their time and resources on activities and less on administrative burden by eliminating many of the disbursement quotas. Our Government hopes that many young Canadians will take advantage of this offer and donate to charity.


Our Government wants to encourage more giving by offering first-time charity donors a one-time, temporary super credit of an additional 25% over and above the normal credit. Donations of $200 and under earn a 40% tax credit! Donations over $200 but not exceeding $1000, earn a 54% tax credit!

Looking to be a donor or supporter of Rosa's Centre? Click Donate or contact us.

(Registered charity #843268004RR0001) 

We welcome your donations. 

Funds go towards our services and programs.

Board of Directors

Maria Pronesti         President

Antonio Panetta      Vice President

Franca Galati          Operations Manager

Rosella Moscone    Treasurer

Connie Rubino        Assistant Secretary

Steve Gorgievski     Director of Community Outreach

Sandra Burgnich     Director of Communications

Dr. Dionne Duncan    VP of Development & Board Advisor

Address / Hours

Mission / Goal

Work / Volunteer

221 Deerhurst Drive Unit 10 

Brampton, Ontario L6T 5L7 

MAP - click here 

Phone: 905-791-7444 

Fax: 905-791-7444 


Hours: Monday to Friday: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Mission: To provide a safe and loving environment for adults with developmental disabilities while ensuring their health, happiness, security and the fulfillment of their highest potential.


Goal: To help clients reach personal independence in daily living.

Our staff is dedicated, compassionate and qualified. Prior to joining our team of professionals – each of our staff is screened and has passed a thorough Police check. Interested in joining our team? Please send us your resume.


Interested in volunteering? We appreciate the valuable contribution volunteers have made to the lives of our clients. Please contact Rosa’s Centre if you are interested in volunteering.

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