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Charity Work2018-07-18T16:03:52+00:00

CHARITY WORK

We are proud of our efforts to support a range of community and philanthropic initiatives in Calgary, across Alberta and places well beyond.

Dr. Brooke and his staff have created a child-friendly environment that offers engaging incentive programs to keep children involved in their orthodontic treatment.

And while our top priority is always dental health, we are also firm believers in the importance of creating strong, confident and engaged youth. So our charities of choice, below, reflect our values.

KINDNESS IN ACTION

A non-profit charitable organization that provides oral dental health services and other compassionate caregiving to under-privileged countries around the world.

CHANGE FOR CHILDREN

This Edmonton-based international charity supports sustainable community development in Latin America, Africa and the Caribbean.

SHAVE YOUR LID FOR A KID

An annual fundraiser for Kids Cancer Care that has raised more than $9 million since its inception in 1998. Each year, hundreds of Albertans shave their heads to shows moral support for kids who lose their hair during cancer treatments.

COMMUNITY SPONSORSHIP

Sports and recreation are important to developing leadership and confidence, and Brooke Orthodontics supports community sports.

KINDNESS IN ACTION

Kindness in Action began innocently in 1993, over a cup of tea at a kitchen table. When founder, Dr. Amil Shapka of St. Paul, Alberta, wrote a cheque with his mouth, offering to help the poor of Honduras, a friend doing development work there at the time cashed it. A dental team of four was the result. The sincerity, warmth, and gratitude of the campesinos would touch and change them all, inspiring them to return annually.

KINDNESS IN ACTION

From that simple beginning, Kindness in Action would develop a life of its own, growing into an organization with over two hundred volunteers working on weekly projects in seven countries.

In the early years before Kindness in Action was officially incorporated, we struggled with a label that would capture the spirit of exactly who we were and what it was we are doing. Out of the sweaty, suctionless and often blood stained crucible of the makeshift Honduran dental clinic, the “Escoupa Groupa” was born: “escoupa” being the Spanish word for spit. For many of our veterans, the phrase holds a special place in their hearts, a reminder of our humble beginnings, friends made and the goodness of being alive and able to serve.