Baycrest Young Philanthropists (BYP) seek to increase awareness of Baycrest, cultivate new leadership, and raise vital funds to support Baycrest’s work in care, education, research and innovation around brain health and aging.

This is a new initiative within the Foundation, and we would love to speak further with young professionals interested in learning more, participating, or helping to shape the new BYP group.

Please reach out to Jessica Taylor at or 416-758-2500 x3769.


Past Events & Opportunities

Evening of Culture & Arts
On November 20, BYP came together for the interactive, multi-sensory Evening of Culture & Arts. The event launched the FRESH art exhibit in The Ronald & Nancy Kalifer Culture Hub at Baycrest, featuring the work of emerging artists. It was a fulsome celebration of art, music, & dance, and raised funds and awareness for arts programming valued immensely by Baycrest residents and clients.


Leading up to the Evening of Culture & Arts, BYP committee members joined Baycrest clients in the Donald and Elaine Rafelman Creative Arts Studio at Baycrest. They enjoyed making tie-dye silk scarves together, while also seeing first-hand the importance of programs like these and how Baycrest is creating a world where every older adult enjoys a life of purpose, inspiration and fulfilment.


Baycrest Wellness Break
On Tuesday, November 12, Baycrest Young Philanthropists hosted 45 young professionals at Cassels for the inaugural Baycrest Wellness Break lunch session. The event featured founder and CEO of iQ Food Co., Alan Bekerman, in conversation with technology entrepreneur Noah Godfrey, exploring Alan's career pivots, stumbles and successes. The Wellness Break was a collaboration with Baycrest’s Professional Advisory committee, which aims to educate financial, legal and accounting professionals for the purpose of offering advice to their aging clients and families.


Wellness Break