Baycrest Young Philanthropy (BYP) is a group of individuals in their 20’s and 30’s embarking on our philanthropic journeys with Baycrest. If you want to give back to the community by leading or participating in initiatives and raising funds for Baycrest’s world-leading dementia research and innovation, this group is for you.  

For many of us, the risk of dementia is all too real. Whether it is watching a grandparent suffer from dementia, worrying about a parent who’s at risk for cognitive decline, dealing with the challenges of being a caregiver, or facing anxiety over our own aging and brain health - it affects us all.

Be Active. Be Educated. Be Supportive.

We raise funds for vital research and innovation at Baycrest. BYP aims to engage the next generation to champion Baycrest’s mission of providing exemplary health and residential care for older adults, by compassionately addressing each individual’s needs, ambitions, priorities and values.

What motivates us?

Everyone, no matter their age, no matter their background, deserves to make their later years the best years of their lives. 

It’s never too early to take steps for better brain health

Donations and funds raised through BYP support Baycrest and its sector-leading work in both research and innovation related to brain health and aging, Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia.

Baycrest Research: Baycrest Innovation:
  • Studies how people learn, think, remember and communicate as they age 
  • Sheds light on how these functions can break down due to brain disorders like dementia and stroke
  • Finds new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat these conditions
  • Seeks to improve quality of life for the aging population
  • Enables older adults to age safely in the setting of their choice (E.g., Baycrest@Home)
  • Develops tools for cognitive, emotional and physical well-being


Get Involved

Donate to become a member of Baycrest Young Philanthropy

Give back to your community and meet like-minded young philanthropists who want to make a difference. As a member, you’ll gain access to unique opportunities, including renowned guest speakers and networking events covering topics related to the groundbreaking research at Baycrest.

Members gain free access to the full 2023 programming series: 
Thursday, March 22 – Ted Baker Shop for a Cause
Thursday, March 30 – Rock & Roll: Stories from the Studio
Sunday, April 23 – Charity Spin @ Spokehaus
May 4 through 6 – Scotiabank Pro-Am for Alzheimer’s
Sunday, June 5 – Mattamy Homes Bike for Brain Health
October 2023 – Home Trends @ Elte Mkt


Annual Membership

Pay Monthly / $18     
or pay up front: 1 Year / $180             

A tax receipt will be issued to the maximum allowable amount. 
Donations of any amount are also welcome and appreciated. 
Click here to become a member, register for single events, or donate:

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For more information about: 

  • Membership 
  • Event Sponsorship Opportunities 
  • Waived registration fees for BYP donors of $180 or more

Please contact Rebecca Kornblum, RKornblum@baycrest.org or 416-785-2500, ext. 3806

Past Events


Baycrest is going for a spin… for brain health!

Join Baycrest Young Philanthropy at Spokehaus spin studio for a low impact, high intensity, full-body experience on a bike! Pick from 2 available start times.

When you sign up, first-time Spokehaus riders will get an additional 2 FREE spin classes to take on any date following the event.
Date: Sunday, April 23
Time: Select one of 12:30 or 2:00 PM start times
Ride Length: 45 minute spin class
Learn: Brief remarks on the link of fitness x brain health
Location: Spokehaus, 70 Dan Leckie Way
This will be a great warm up ride for anyone who wants to take part in Baycrest’s Signature event, Bike for Brain Health! On June 4, bike the scenic Don Valley Parkway (traffic-free) and go the distance to defeat dementia. (Routes range from 25 to 75 km)

Registration: This event is included within a Baycrest Young Philanthropy membership or available as a single event ticket at a cost of $50.
Baycrest Young Philanthropy members, please contact Tracey Steyn to secure your spot: tsteyn@baycrest.org or 416-785-2500, ext. 5465
To become a BYP Member or purchase event tickets, please click the link below:

Rock and Roll: Stories from the Studio

Thursday, March 30 – 7:00-9:00 PM

Tour the iconic Metalworks Recording Studio for an insider look into the music industry. Established in 1978, artists like Drake, Lil Wayne, Bowie, NSYNC and Springsteen have all graced Metalworks’ halls. Join a fireside chat with studio owner Gil Moore, drummer of the Canadian supergroup Triumph, along with Joey “Vendetta” Scoleri, Head of Industry Relations, Live Nation and former Q107 Radio Host and Program Director.  Event highlights: Stories from the studio and the road The link between music and brain health from Music, food and drink  Dress code: Rock and roll chic. Sport your favourite concert style!

Reception: 7:00-7:30 PM

Studio Tours: 7:30-8:15 PM

Fireside Chat: 8:15-9:00 PM

Location: Metalworks Studio - 3611 Mavis Road, Mississauga

Free parking onsite

Ted Baker Shop for a Cause

Wednesday, March 22 - 6:00-9:00 PM

Baycrest supporters and friends are invited for an evening of shopping, sips, and socializing at the Yorkdale Ted Baker London store.
Enjoy British teatime-inspired bites and sparkling sips while our style experts provide personalized tips to transition your wardrobe.
Receive an exclusive discount of 20% off, with 10% of sales from the event hours benefiting Baycrest Foundation.
Ted Baker London
Yorkdale Mall | 3401 Dufferin Street | Suite 319


September 29, 2022

Ted Baker x Baycrest Young Philanthropy

Brain Talks 2022 - AprilTed Baker London hosted the BYP network for an exclusive shopping event with a one night only discount and portion of proceeds directed to the Foundation. It was a great night with bubbly and bites and an opportunity to network and learn about Baycrest. 

Highlight reel on Instagram  


April 7, 2022

Supporting you in Caring for Aging Relatives

Brain Talks 2022 - AprilLearn how to navigate changing family dynamics with the complexities of aging.

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July 21, 2021

Brain Talks Recordings

Brain Talks 2022 - JulyThink aging is a "future me" problem? Think again. 

A conversation with Dr. Allison Sekuler, health researcher, and Abbey Sharp, Registered Dietician, about how to keep your brain healthy and sharp.

Watch Now  


November 20, 2019

Evening of Culture and Arts

byp2.pngOn November 20, 2019 BYP launched the FRESH art exhibit, which featured the work of emerging artists in The Ronald & Nancy Kalifer Culture Hub at Baycrest. It was an evening filled with art, music and dance that raised funds and awareness for arts programming that our community values immensely.

Leading up to the event, BYP committee members joined Baycrest clients in the Donald and Elaine Rafelman Creative Arts Studio at Baycrest and made tie-dye silk scarves together.

Watch the highlight reel here


November 12, 2019

Baycrest Wellness Break

wellness.pngThis lunch session featured founder and CEO of iQ Food Co., Alan Bekerman, in conversation with technology entrepreneur Noah Godfrey, and explored entrepreneurial career pivots, stumbles and successes.



Thank you to our Committee Members 

Talia Feder (BYP Committee Chair)
Shereen Anis
Ben Goodis
Paul Jacoby
Shaista Kitabi
Harrison Lepofsky
Yoni Silberman
Jacqueline Smolyar
Del Soltani
Nikhil Thatte
Elana Tolensky
Noah Wallach

Thank you to our Corporate Partners

Forest Hill Yorkville logo
Raw Office



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