Our story

Baycrest Health Sciences is a global leader in geriatric residential living, healthcare, research, innovation and education, with a special focus on brain health and aging.

As an academic health sciences centre fully affiliated with the University of Toronto, Baycrest provides an exemplary care experience for aging clients combined with an extensive clinical training program for students and one of the world’s top research institutes in cognitive neuroscience. Through its commercial and consulting arms, Baycrest is marketing its sought-after expertise and innovation to other healthcare organizations and long-term care homes, both in Canada and internationally.

Founded in 1918 as the Jewish Home for the Aged, Baycrest continues to embrace the long-standing tradition of all great Jewish healthcare institutions to improve the well-being of people in their local communities and around the globe.

Baycrest vision

Baycrest has a bold vision for the future, and a solid five-year strategy that takes into account the changing healthcare environment in Ontario. This 5-minute video explains Baycrest's vision, and the steps we're taking to become a world leader in geriatric care, research, education and innovation.