150 Neighbours

Commemorating Canada's 150th Anniversary in Scarborough

Dr. Raffy Chouljian

Some 70,000 elementary students across Canada now participate in Brush-a-mania, a month-long dental health program Raffy started in Scarborough in 2000 with support of Rotary International. He is particularly proud that half the schools that participate are in Ontario, and of those, half are in Toronto, and half of those are in Scarborough.

“Whatever we can do to help out.” – Dr. Raffy Chouljian

In addition to Brush-a-mania, through Rotary, Dr. Chouljian has been able to provide two mobile dental clinics that serve remote villages in Armenia, and in the winter of 2018, he will be travelling to Mexico to set up a new program to provide free dental treatment.

He has, in fact, climbed a mountain to support humanitarian work. Having travelled to India to vaccinate children as part of the Rotary-sponsored International Polio Eradication program, on seeing the reality of the disease he was moved to do more. In 2016, he raised $500,000 for the program by climbing Mount Kilimanjaro.

“We are proud members of the Scarborough community and want the best for Scarborough. There is so much that makes Scarborough special.”

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