Baycrest is one of Canada’s Top Employers for Young…

“At Baycrest, we engage the next generation of employees through tuition assistance programs, volunteer, co-op and internship opportunities, connections to global training networks, and the opportunity to work on world-renowned research and innovation projects, all of which help to set the organization apart from other Canadian employers.”

  • Joni Kent, Executive Vice President, Corporate Services and Chief Human Resources Officer

Baycrest was recognized as one of Canada’s Top Employers for Young People in January 2017. The designation is awarded to employers that offer the nation’s best workplaces and programs to attract and retain young people starting their careers. Winners are determined by the editors of Canada’s Top 100 Employers.


Global reputation: A leader in geriatric care, education

Baycrest is building connections globally with other organizations that are concerned about improving quality of life for a burgeoning population of seniors.

Medical and nursing students from Peking Union Medical College (PUMC), one of the premier medical colleges in the People’s Republic of China, come to Baycrest to learn about geriatric care. During their visits, they observe and work with our staff, participate in geriatric training programs, learn about research and visit other long-term care facilities.

The government of China recognizes it faces challenges related to an expected rise in the 60+ age group from 200 million in 2013 to almost 450 million in 2050. In January 2017, Baycrest was invited to speak at the State Association of Foreign Expert Advisors symposium in Beijing. Dr. William Reichman, president and CEO of Baycrest, spoke about the impact of the aging Chinese population on the type of healthcare services that will need to be developed across China. He suggested a number of ways in which China can learn from the experience of Canada and other western nations and collaborate on bringing innovation to the global challenges in senior care.



Hockey tournament is a game-changer

“This is much more than a hockey tournament for us. We know that funds raised through this event support others coping with this awful disease. We are truly honoured to be part of the Pro-Am community and play alongside NHL greats with this shared vision in mind.”

                      – Joey Arfin & David Lewenberg, Co-Chairs, Scotiabank Pro-Am for Alzheimer’s in Support of Baycrest

The Scotiabank Pro-Am for Alzheimer’s in Support of Baycrest attracted hundreds of players who laced up and hit the ice with about 30 NHL Alumni while raising funds for Baycrest.

It was a hockey dream-come-true for many of the players. Festivities included an exciting draft night party and a fun-filled Family Day at the arena. In its 12-year history, the tournament has raised tens of millions of dollars. A heartfelt “thank you” to participants and sponsors.

Get involved.  Register for the 2018 tournament.


Women Friends of Baycrest support exceptional geriatric care

“Women Friends of Baycrest had a very successful third year, raising more than $180,000 for renovations of the new Geriatric Clinic. Our group in 2016 combined philanthropy with fun and interesting events featuring healthy eating, visual arts and vintage fashion, along with informative health talks by Baycrest doctors and researchers.”

                -Tobie Bekhor and Gilda Goodman Helman, Co-chairs, Women Friends of Baycrest

Baycrest is leading a culture shift around how to provide medical care for an aging population. In the Geriatric Clinic at Baycrest, specialists look at the whole person. If the issue is mobility, for example, there could be six different factors involved. Baycrest geriatricians aim to identify those factors, remediate, improve quality of life and help patients achieve their goals.

Learn more about Women Friends of Baycrest here, or contact Baycrest at 416-785-2500 ext. 2568.


Nourishing success in a caring environment

More salad bar offerings and special combo meals were part of a menu makeover at the Baycrest cafeteria last year. Thanks to generous donors, the serving and seating areas will undergo a major renovation as well. After the construction is completed, we plan to introduce new programs such as custom-made sandwiches and cooking demonstrations, breakfast specials, an improved salad bar and a take-out home meal program.”

                                  -Gina Carvalho, Director, Food & Nutrition Services

Renovations to the Baycrest cafeteria will improve the dining area and kitchen equipment needed to provide nutritious kosher meals to patients, residents, staff and visitors. We are grateful for the generous support of our donors, Norman and Lillian Glowinsky, John and Susan Rothschild, Marvin (z”l) and Sybil Rothschild, Paul and Lisa Rosen and the Leroy Foundation.


Mental health services go far beyond Baycrest

“The Canadian Mental Health Association, Fort Frances Branch has been contracting with Baycrest for Geriatric Psychiatry services via tele-health since September 2002 for client assessments, case consultations and educational sessions. Since that time more than 740 consultations have taken place on a weekly rotating basis in six communities in the Kenora/Rainy River District in Northern Ontario.  These sessions have benefited clients, our staff, local physicians and professionals from the service sector throughout our districts for 15 years. This partnership with Baycrest has assisted to improve mental health and help reduce inequities that many older adults and their caregivers face due to ageism, stigma, financial constraints and resource shortages in rural remote areas.”

                                                         -Tana Langtry, CMHA, Fort Frances Branch

Baycrest has recently expanded its telepsychiatry program to help people in even more communities across Ontario. Our mental health team at Baycrest has also recruited a nurse practitioner to help us serve more clients, and created a new two-day outpatient program. The Geriatric Psychiatry Community Service outreach team is now using tablets during their visits to connect clients who are at home with a psychiatrist at Baycrest during the visit.

Mental health services at Baycrest receive generous support from the RBC Foundation and the Geoffrey H. Wood Foundation.