The tragic event that took place on April 23rd, 2018 will forever be remembered as the “Toronto Van Attack”.  10 were killed, 16 seriously injured, and countless others affected by a hate crime.  One of those victims was Anne Marie D’Amico whose life was violently and unexpectedly taken.  That day left a scar on the city and the hearts of the D’Amico family.

The Anne Marie D’Amico Foundation was launched by the D’Amico family as a way to move forward with their daughter and sister.  Anne Marie was a passionate woman who led by example and influenced positive change through her altruistic behaviour.  She gave with her whole heart.  Inspired by her character and in remembrance of her spirit, the foundation will draw on Anne Marie’s passion and practice for selfless acts of kindness and continue her legacy.

The foundation will focus on supporting humanitarian causes that embody Anne Marie’s spirit to effect positive change.  The turtle logo will be our emblem for hope and inspiration.  We are promoting positive change by working with the community and like-minded individuals to support the end violence against women.

In order to thrive, the foundation will continue to look to the future for solutions.  The Turtle Project, its pinnacle event, will commemorate the foundation’s efforts each year on December 3rd, Anne Marie’s birthday. The event will raise money for the foundation and will also be the platform for bringing awareness to our mission.

The Anne Marie D’Amico Foundation, inspired by a woman who proved that we can make a positive difference, cannot work alone.

Join us in our mission.

Supporting in 2019

This year’s contributions will go towards the North York Women’s Shelter. For 33 years NYWS has been a place of healing, empowerment and refuge. NYWS has been able to help over 11,000 women and children heal from the trauma of abuse. They are in the midst of the HER campaign and needs to raise $3 million dollars to supplement various levels of government funding.

We choose the North York Women’s Shelter and the HER campaign for two reasons: First, Anne Marie’s aunt previously worked at the shelter and witnessed the repercussions of violence against women first hand. Second, we believe it will be a model going forward. A safe haven for women and girls who have suffered through violence.

We lost Anne Marie but we can save countless other women.

Board of Directors

Tony Comparelli


Nick D'Amico


Rocco D’Amico

Secretary / Treasurer

Frances D'Amico


Carmela D’Amico


Jonny Comparelli


Rocco Romualdi


Samara Wolofsky