Raffi Cavoukian, CM, OBC (born July 8, 1948), better known by his stage name Raffi, is an Armenian-Canadian singer-songwriter, author, essayist and lecturer. He has developed his career as a "global troubadour," to become a music producer, author, entrepreneur, and founder of the Centre for Child Honouring, a vision for global restoration. Born in Cairo, Egypt, to Armenian parents, he spent his early years in Egypt before emigrating with his family to Canada in 1958, eventually settling in Toronto, Ontario. His mother named him after the Armenian poet Raffi. His father Arto Cavoukian was a well-known portrait photographer with a studio on Bloor Street in Toronto. His older brother Onnig Cavoukian, known as "Cavouk," is also a famous portrait photographer. His younger sister is Ann Cavoukian, Ontario's Information and Privacy Commissioner.