HagopJanbaz2Hagop Janbazian was born in Ainjar, Lebanon on May 30, 1953
Emigrated to Canada in March 1975.
Hagop owned and operated fourteen Baskin Robbins stores in Ontario and Quebec.
Currently he has a partnership with Stonecraft Monument Company.
Member of Armenian Community Centre of Toronto since 1976
Member of Armenian National Committee of Canada representing Southern Ontario Armenian Communities (Cambridge, Hamilton, Kitchener, Saint Cathrines Branford)
Member of A.C.C. Executive board since 1982
Member of Executive board of Armenian Missionary Association of Canada
Founding member of Armenian Medical Association of Ontario
Member of Armenian Relief Society of Canada and Ontario
Member of Hamazkayin Armenian Cultural Association of Canada and Ontario
Member of Homenetmen Armenian Athletic Association of Canada and Ontario
President of the Armenian Community Centre of Toronto for 6 terms
Member and vice chairperson of the board of directors of the A.R.S. Private School of Toronto
Founding member and co-ordinator of A.C.C. Senior Citizens club 1978 to present
Founder member and Chairman of the Interdenominational Council of the Armenian churches of Toronto that comprise of the following:
  • St.Mary Armenian Apostolic Church
  • St Gregory Armenian Catholic Church
  • Holy Trinity Armenian Apostolic Church
  • The Armenian Evangelical Church of Toronto
Member of Humanitarian Aid and Earthquake relief Foundation for Armenia
Organizing member of A.C.C. Outstanding Canadian Awards Committee.
Lecturer and representative of Mousa Dagh Armenians in Canada, Armenia, Lebanon and in The United States.
Lecturer and mentor for several youth organizations of Ontario.
Presenter at the Pan Armenian Diaspora Convention in Yerevan, Armenia, representing Canadian Armenian Communities (2002)
As a president and an executive member of the Armenian Community Centre of Toronto, Hagop Janbazian has had extensive involvement in the political life of Ontario and Canada both on provincial and federal levels. As a member of the Liberal party of Canada, he has campaigned and fundraised for several members of the Parliament and The Ontario legislature.
He was also the chairman of the organizing board for the visit of the Education minister of Armenia with the education minister of Ontario in 1999.
Hagop Janbazian is a long time supporter of the Canadian Cancer Society, Canadian Diabetes Association, The Sick Kid’s Hospital of Toronto and The North York General Hospital. In his capacity as A.C.C. president, he has encouraged the multicultural Association of Ontario by having an immense role in meeting the economic and social needs of newcomers to Ontario.
  • Recipient of Pope John Paul II Citation for Humanitarian Aid and International good deeds
  • Recipient of The Armenian Prelacy of Canada Long time service award
  • Recipient of Armenian Missionary Association of Canada Long time service and devotion award
  • Recipient of 30 year of service award from the Armenian Community Centre Senior Citizens Club
  • Recipient of appreciation award from Zaglembier Society for his creative art work and donation of the Holocaust Monument
  • Recipient of the prestigious Knights of Cilicia award by The Catholicos Aram I of Holy See of Cilicia
  • Recipient of Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee award
  • Recipient of Sartarabad Museum award from Armenia
  • Inductee to the Baskin Robbins “Wall of Fame”. An inaugural member of the Wall of Fame for outstanding service in the betterment of the Baskin Robbins Franchise in Ontario and Canada
Hagop Janbazian is the artist of the following monuments in Canada and the United States:
  • Holocaust monument for Zaglembier Society of Canada, Bathurst Lawn, Toronto, Ontario
  • Bathurst Lawn Central Monument (Star of David Prayer Monument), Bathurst Lawn, Toronto, Ontario
  • Heroic battle of 40 Days of Mousa Dagh Monument, Armenian Community Centre, Cambrige, Ontario
  • Fallen Peacekeeping Soldiers Monument, Vishnu Mandir Temple, Richmond Hill, Ontario
  • Armenian Genocide Monument (“Rebirth Of a Nation”, Dedicated to the 1.5 million Genocide victims of 1915)
  • The Armenian Alphabet monument dedicated to the Armenian nation, St.Gregory Armenian Catholic Church, Toronto
  • Armenian Genocide monument (Khatchkar, Stone Cross) Armenian Evangelical church of Toronto
  • Armenian Genocide Monument (Khatchkar, Stone Cross) Armenian Evangelical Church of Laval, Quebec.
  • Armenian Genocide Monument (Khatchkar, Stone Cross) Armenian Evangelical Church of Paramus, New Jersey.
  • Khatchkar (Stone Cross) Monument, Armenian Prelacy of Canada, Montreal, Quebec
  • Khatchkar (Stone Cross) Monument, Holy Trinity Armenian Apostolic church, York Cemetery, Toronto, Ontario
  • Bust of Aram Manougian Sartarabad Ethnocultural Museum, Armenia
    Bust of Nigol Aghpalian  Sartarabad Ethnocultural Museum, Armenia
    Bust of Kristapor Mikaelian, Armenian Community Centre, Toronto
    Bust of Simon Zavarian, Armenian Community Centre, Toronto

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