Laval is the 3rd largest city in the province of Quebec in terms of population, with more than 440,000 Laval residents.
Sourires Solidaires is aimed at children aged 0 to 17, with particular attention to vulnerable children.
Laval does not have a pediatric dental clinic acting as a referral center for the local community. This lack of services makes it difficult to properly take care of the oral health of citizens requiring more specialized and adapted care.
Considering the growing vulnerability factors among children in Laval, the community clinic model, where local actors can collaborate, is the most appropriate choice for dental care.
Laval is a peri-urban region divided into different neighborhoods, and Chomedey is the most populated neighborhood. Chomedey alone accounts for more than 30% of children aged 0 to 17 from families living below the low-income threshold in Laval.
Thank you to all those who support the NPO Sourires Solidaires! Each child has a unique potential and a smile to shine.