A NEW APPROACH TO AGING At age nine or 90, you want your brain to be the best it can be!

We want everyone who is getting older to be free of dementia, to be able to recall their life experiences and recognize the faces of their children and grandchildren.
You can support Baycrest in many different ways… by taking part in exciting events, giving to the Annual Campaign, purchasing tribute cards, and making bequests and major gifts to fund a wide variety of meaningful programs and initiatives.

Baycrest is essential… and donors make it exceptional. Thank you!

How we change lives
Shop The Collectors Circle

We are thrilled to announce the opening of The Collectors Circle online art sale!

Shop The Collectors Circle
The Yogen Fruz Brain Project

Returns for a 5th year with a robust art exhibit!

The Yogen Fruz Brain Project
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A Spectrum of Care

Our four primary areas of focus make us uniquely effective at transforming the experience of aging.

Care Research Innovation Education
  • Care
  • Research
  • Innovation
  • Education
  • Care that makes a difference in the lives of the ones you love


    people served every day





    Care at Baycrest
    Rose Bermanski’s story

    A caring team, grateful family

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    Research that makes a difference in the lives of the ones you love


    studies in progress


    study participants



    Research at Baycrest
    Dr. Randy McIntosh's’s story

    Creating the world’s first virtual brain

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    Innovation that makes a difference in the lives of the ones you love

    $124 million

    fuels innovation through the Centre for Aging and Brain Health Innovation (CABHI)


    founding partners of CABHI

    $10 billion

    global market for brain health applications, software and biometrics by 2020

    Innovation at Baycrest
    Cogniciti’s story

    Cogniciti plays role in pharma’s fight against dementia

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    Education that makes a difference in the lives of the ones you love




    institutions enrolled students


    students and trainees

    Education at Baycrest
    Technology at Baycrest’s story

    Technology at Baycrest: Virtual Reality dementia simulation

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    100 years of caring

    Visionary thinkers developed the mandate for Baycrest in 1918. Our founders could have simply maintained a small Jewish nursing home, but their commitment to the well-being of the community would not rest there.

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    CURRENT NEEDSEvery Donation Makes a Difference

    Equipment & Care

    Make a direct and lasting impact on the day-to-day lives of those who need it most.


    Help our cognitive neuroscientists identify promising treatments for brain disease.

    Culture & Arts

    Support culture and arts activities that improve the physical and emotional health of older adults.

    Thank you!

    Donations from people like you enable us to fund these important life changing projects.

    Our Donors


    DISCOVER BAYCREST The Winter Garden
    Apotex Centre, Jewish Home for the Aged

    Volunteers help make Baycrest great

    Join our wonderful team of volunteers and help us transform lives.

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    Be part of an exciting future in aging and brain health that integrates cutting-edge care, education and research.

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