About the Association

In the 1970’s, a small group of dedicated Italian immigrants in the Greater Moncton area formed L’Associazione Italiana di Moncton and NB Inc. (the Moncton and New Brunswick Italian Association).

The Association was officially incorporated as a non-profit organization by the New Brunswick government in March 1978 and has grown to include over three hundred members.

MIA featured in Il Cittadino Canadese: Online article or PDF (on page 17)


The Association’s member families immigrated to Moncton mostly in the 1950’s and 1960’s and arrivals originated primarily from the following three regions of the Italian peninsula:

North-eastern Italy (Veneto, Treviso, and Friuli-Venezia Giulia)

Central-eastern Italy (Abruzzo)

Southern Italy (Calabria)


Family names according to the three areas of origin are:

North-eastern: Bertolini, Bettin, Candido, Caracristi, Corazza, Gregoris, Gri, Marino, Metti, Midun, Pauletto, Precoma, Quas, Rossit, Slaviero, Sut, Taurian, Toffolo.

Central-eastern: Artieri, Baiani, Botta, Catalli, De Benedictis, De Fabiis, Di Bonaventura, Di Domenicantonio, Di Domenico, Di Donato, Di Muzio, Di Saverio, Di Simone, Marcantonio, Marchetti, Marini, Profeta, Santori, Santucci, Speranza, Tittarell and Verzilli.

Southern: Rocca and Spataro.

Did You Know?

The capital of Italy is Rome (also known as the Eternal City) and is almost 3,000 years old. It has been the capital since 1871 and is home to the Dome of St. Peter’s, the Sistine Chapel, the Coliseum, and the famous Trevi Fountain.

Italy is approximately 116,400 square miles (including Sicily and Sardinia), which is slightly larger than Arizona.

The official name of Italy is the Italian Republic (Repubblica Italiana).

Italy is said to have more masterpieces per square mile than any other country in the world.

When McDonald’s opened in 1986 in Rome, food purists outside the restaurant gave away free spaghetti to remind people of their culinary heritage.