Baycrest Foundation is committed to communicating with you about COVID-19. The health and safety of residents, families, visitors, private companions, staff and volunteers is of paramount priority. This page contains the most up-to-date information from Baycrest.

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Page updated: May 6, 2020


Operations and Events

Baycrest Foundation is adapting to the rapidly evolving landscape of COVID-19, and we are committed to our work with our donor community.

While we are currently not open for drop-in visits, we are reachable and responsive via telephone and email. We are continuing to ensure your donations are getting where they are most needed, answering your endowment fund questions, or assisting with any philanthropic initiative you have partnered with us on. As always, we are here to help with the important processes that must continue, despite these turbulent times, such as year-end tax receipting and similar administrative needs.
Please note that the following measures are now in effect at the Baycrest Foundation:

  • All meetings between Baycrest Foundation staff and their clients, vendors and donors are being rescheduled as conference or videoconference calls.
  • Some Baycrest Foundation events have been postponed. Visit our Events page for the latest information.

Please visit this page for a list of clinics that are closed or are offering services virtually.

Please click here for updates on our current and future events.

Donations

The SOS campaign

The Safeguarding our Seniors (SOS) campaign is raising funds for new layers of protection during the pandemic for patients, residents and frontline workers who provide care.
 
Donations will help with:
  • Screening measures, personal protective equipment and the purchase of large amounts of sanitizer, cleaning supplies, alcohol-based wipes and soap.
  • eVisits, telemedicine and social programs that can be accessed remotely to help combat loneliness and social isolation.
DOUBLE THE IMPACT. Your gift will be matched by Baycrest Foundation Board members.

To make a donation, please click here or call 416-785-2875

Read here about the power of eVisits that are powered by gifts from donors.

 

Latest Information

Click here for the latest information from Baycrest on COVID-19.
 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) - Baycrest Foundation

How is Baycrest Foundation adapting to the changing rapidly evolving landscape of COVID-19?

Based on recommendations by public health authorities, we are implementing “social distancing” to help combat the spread of COVID-19. “Social distancing” is a recommended method to limit community transmission by restricting group events in closed spaces. With this in mind, the following measures are now in effect at the Baycrest Foundation:
  • All meetings between Baycrest Foundation staff and their clients, vendors and donors are being rescheduled as conference or videoconference calls.
  • All Baycrest Foundation events scheduled between now until April 25, 2020, are postponed. We will re-examine this decision on or before April 25, 2020 based on official guidance from health authorities as they evolve.
These actions are guided by the need to continue our important fundraising work while also supporting and protecting our vulnerable population of older adults.
 

Is Baycrest Foundation still open?

The Baycrest Foundation is committed to our work with our donor community as we navigate the rapidly changing landscape of COVID-19 together.

While we are currently not open for drop-in visits, we are reachable and responsive via telephone and email. We are continuing to ensure your donations are getting where they are most needed, answering your endowment fund questions, or assisting with any philanthropic initiative you have partnered with us on.

As always, we are here to help with the important processes that must continue, despite these turbulent times, such as year-end tax receipting and similar administrative needs.
 

Can I still make donations to Baycrest Foundation?

Yes. Your support is needed as always to help fund the critical work being done at Baycrest for care, education, research and innovations in aging and brain health.  You can continue to make donations on our website here and help us create a world where every older adult enjoys a life of purpose, inspiration and fulfilment.