Dynamic…enthusiastic…making a difference!

Women Friends of Baycrest is a motivated group of supporters who believe in community and a cause.

Together, they have raised hundreds of thousands of dollars to help Baycrest lead the way in care and research on memory and brain health. They also create special memories by organizing events that engage and enlighten.

All donors will be recognized and acknowledged. To find out how you can get involved with Women Friends of Baycrest, please contact Ian Leventhal, Leadership Gifts Director, at 416-785-2500, ext. 3896 or by email at ileventhal@baycrest.org

Thank you to our 2023 Women of Distinction

Tobie Bekhor
Gloria Cole
Clara Cooper
Lori Goodman
Gilda Goodman Helman
Lynda Latner
Judith Megow-Rose
Francine Peters
Cookie Sandler
Carole Zucker



Every Second Counts

Championing Dementia Intervention Research


Women Friends of Baycrest will begin its 10th year in 2024. Now more than ever, it is important for us to support crucial brain health research at Baycrest.

Every 3 seconds, someone in the world is diagnosed with dementia. Time is of the essence, so Baycrest is working rigorously to develop and test novel interventions that slow or even reverse the progression of the disease.

Depression can nearly double a person’s risk of developing dementia later in life. This year, we are keenly interested in the work of Dr. Linda Mah and Dr. Jean Chen as they examine the intersection of these two conditions with the hope of introducing earlier interventions to prevent dementia.

Join us in 2024 as we support groundbreaking research at the Baycrest Academy that will improve brain health and aging for all of us, and for future generations.

Your support for dementia intervention research will make an impact. Thank you for being part of Women Friends of Baycrest.

A minimum $360 gift gives you entry to the 2024 Women Friends of Baycrest Launch event and entire series of events. To make a gift please CLICK HERE. All new gifts from the Women Friends of Baycrest this year will be designated to support the Baycrest Academy for Research and Education.

Women Friends of Baycrest 2024 Series

To register for all events, please contact Hayley at hlevitt@baycrest.org

WEDNESDAY, MAY 8, 2024 | 6:30 P.M.
Canadian Icons Exhibition: Celebrating Cultural Heroes
A celebration of the diverse and influential figures that have shaped Canada’s cultural landscape. Featuring Canadian Icons Margaret Atwood, Jeanne Beker, Roberta Bondar, Paul Godfrey, Karen Kain, Marilyn Lightstone, Charles Pachter, Isadore and Rosalie Sharp and many more. - In Person Event

MONDAY, MAY 27, 2024 | 10:00 A.M.
Jewish Music Week: Art Talk and Musical Concert
Jewish Art and Music from around the world– In Person Event

TUESDAY, JUNE 18, 2024 | 11:00 A.M.
Blast from the Past: Talk & Tour of the MZTV Museum of Television
An Exhibition of TV Sets from the Moses Znaimer Collection from the post World War II era to the early 80s. - In Person Event

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2024 | 11:00 A.M.
Artists in the Spotlight: Talk & Tour at the Lonsdale Gallery
Featuring Artists Pedie Wolfond and Kim Smiley - In Person Event

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2024 | 11:00 A.M.
Preserving Memory: Toronto Holocaust Museum – Talk & Tour
Featuring Dara Solomon, Executive Director - In Person Event


View our 2023 Past Events

Women Friends of Baycrest Founding Members

Pamela Austin
Tobie Bekhor
Florence Cooperz”l
Eleanor Dover
Budgie Frieberg
Joy Gales
Gilda Goodman Helman
Debbie Kimel
Henrietta Kostmanz”l
Judith Megow-Rose
Margaret Nightingale
Lesley Offman
Cindy Orfus
Joyce Posluns
Cookie Sandler
Fran Sonshine
Tauba Spiro
Jeannie Tanenbaum
Lillian Vine Glowinsky
Gabi Weisfeldz”l
In Honour of Bella Goldsteinz”l