This past year has truly been unprecedented. However, despite all the challenges put before us, our leadership team, staff and community have come together, navigating the COVID-19 pandemic with compassion, determination and dedication.

To their credit, our teams continued to work in the face of weekly (and sometimes daily) changing governmental directives around infection prevention and control protocols on our campus. It has truly been an impressive display of the “Baycrest way.” We think it’s important to take a moment to look back at a year of achievements in this time of pandemic. Throughout, we continued to grow our leadership in the provision of care, education, innovation and research in brain health and aging.

We are pleased to present Baycrest’s 2020-21 Year in Review. In this report are notable accomplishments that include innovations for older adults and virtual care through the Baycrest-led Centre for Aging + Brain Health Innovation; breakthrough studies on brain health from our Rotman Research Institute scientists; and continued expansion of offerings by Baycrest@Home. There is also international work and partnerships through Baycrest Global Solutions to help older adults thrive in their communities; enhanced programming and training through our Centre for Education with the extension of Community Health Outcomes (ECHO) Care of the Elderly; and an array of new, virtual events and fundraising through our Baycrest Foundation to provide critical support to all these initiatives and more.

This report represents a small sampling of the collective efforts and the outcomes achieved when our committed and passionate staff and community determine to change the journey of aging.

Their exceptionality has been shown full force throughout COVID-19. They have tirelessly worked to not only safeguard our resident and patient population, but to continue building for tomorrow.

Together we are creating a future where older adults discover their possibilities at every age and stage of life, wherever they are on their cognitive journey. It’s a future where growing older no longer needs to conjure fear, but instead fuels hope, with the start of a new beginning.

We are grateful to our Baycrest community of donors whose support has been, and continues to be, integral to our ability to successfully face the challenges our times.

We all look forward to getting to the end of this COVID-19 pandemic. The past year has tested us all. Here at Baycrest, we have risen to the occasion and pushed ourselves, as always, to never rest. Instead, we continue to expand our reach and impact so that we can define the future of aging both on our campus and far beyond.

Thank you,

Dr. William Reichman, President & CEO, Baycrest

Josh Cooper, President & CEO, Baycrest Foundation