About us

The Department of Culture, Arts & Innovation at Baycrest supports a holistic vision of health and wellbeing that embraces spirituality, innovation and the arts.


We believe that tapping into creative potential whether storytelling, writing, art, music, intergenerational projects or theatre improves physical and emotional health, increases feelings of confidence and self-esteem, enriches relationships, and strengthens morale for everyone, even for those individuals with significant cognitive impairment. At the same time we are committed to ensuring that we sustain our Jewish identity and effectively care for our Jewish clientele while also supporting an inclusive community of care that acknowledges the culturally diverse needs of our non-Jewish clients, families, staff and volunteers.