Krikor (Greg) Chitilian, a longtime leader in the Armenian community of Toronto, received the Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee Medal on Aug. 27. The award ceremony was led by Han Dong, Member of Parliament (MP) Don Valley North.
Chitilian has been involved with the Armenian Community Centre of Toronto since immigrating to Toronto in 1968. He was a founding member and later chair of the Armenian Students Association at the University of Toronto. He was also a founding member and later chair of the Homenetmen Armenian General Scouting and Athletics Union Toronto chapter.
Chitilian has held various leadership positions within the ACC and the St. Mary Armenian Apostolic Church of Toronto. In 2014, he was appointed co-chair of the Armenian Genocide centennial organizing committee of Canada. He currently serves on the Armenian Youth Centre of Toronto’s expansion construction committee and was recently elected chair of the Long Term Care Facility for the Armenian Community of Toronto.
The Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee Medal is a commemorative medal created to mark the seventieth anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II’s accession to the thrones of the United Kingdom and other Commonwealth realms, including Canada, in 2022.