The Canadian Tamils’ Chamber of Commerce’s 12th Annual Charity Walk-a-thon raised $10,000 for The Scarborough Hospital Foundation, and in past years has raised more than $150,000
The Scarborough Hospital Foundation believes thatStrongCommunitiesBuildStrongHospitals, and judging by their success the past few years it’s clear the people ofScarboroughare mighty indeed.
Since 2009, more than 22,000 people have made donations to the hospital totalling more than $10.3 million. Read more
Rotary’s “Brush-a-mania” Promotes Oral Health to Kids and Gets Boost from Minister Best
March 30, 2012 – Toronto –During the month of April, dentists and Rotarians will visit elementary schools across Ontario and the rest of the country to teach kids how to take good care of their teeth. The volunteer program, now in its 12th year, is called “Brush-a-mania” and is part of Oral Health Month in Ontario. It celebrated its official 2012 kick-off at Sathya Sai School in Scarborough, Ontario, on March 30.
Providence Healthcare Foundation welcomed 50 ‘Partners’ and guests from local businesses on October 27, 2011 for an informative “Diversity Session”, generously sponsored by RBC. We had a promising turnout of engaged community members at this educational networking event, which emphasized the benefits of hiring a diverse workforce. Our three panellists: Sultana Lalani (Adecco Employment Services), Read more
Dentists use portable dental units to provide exams, extractions and restorative care. Hygienists offer oral hygiene education and first time cleaning for children. Essential to a successful clinic, non-medical volunteers manage the lines of patients, assist in record keeping, keep track of children and help with instruments and charting. Volunteers are moved by the sense of service, and by how much more they receive from the children themselves. Following the clinic, volunteers may join an optional trek or cultural tour of local sights.
When Dr. C.P. Giri talks about his early struggles to practise dentistry in Canada, one word springs immediately to mind – tenacious. It took the Sri Lankan-born dentist five and a half years to finally receive certification after immigrating here in 1988. Although he had earned a dental degree at the University of Havana in Cuba, he was not licensed to practise in Canada. That meant starting over again.