Although not able to physically gather, 338 participants unified in spirit for this year's virtual Walk of Life on June 27th. Hosted by the Cardiac Health Foundation of Canada, to date the event has raised $268,000. We are proud and grateful that over 100 individuals represented Toronto Rehab Foundation on three incredible teams: Toronto Rehab Cardiac Team, Walk and Talk Diabetes Team, and Women's Cardiac and Cerebrovascular Health Team. Dr. Paul Oh's informative opening remarks at Toronto Rehab's Rumsey Cardiac Centre (in photo) motivated fundraisers to safely complete heart-healthy event activities in their homes and neighbourhoods. Donations in support of Toronto Rehab's Cardiac Prevention and Rehabilitation Program through this event will gratefully be accepted until July 11th at www.WalkOfLife.ca.
All of us at Toronto Rehab Foundation-University Health Network wish you a safe and healthy summer.
Project SEARCH Shapes Future Employment Opportunities
A virtual graduation on June 23rd celebrated a year of learning and new experiences for this year’s nine Project SEARCH students who completed their final year of high school at Toronto Rehab and Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital. Project SEARCH is an international transition-to-work program for youth with intellectual and developmental disabilities and this group of Toronto District School Board students is the first graduating class in the city. We are grateful to our Toronto Rehab Foundation donors who made this first year of Project SEARCH possible. Learn more
Top health experts from Toronto Rehab-University Health Network shared their latest insights and advice about Navigating Our New Reality in our Wellness Webinar on June 24th. They answered our questions and talked about ‘Balancing Risk with Living Life during the COVID-19 Pandemic’, ‘Emerging Models of Navigation of Health Care During Pandemic’, and ‘Mental Health Challenges’. We thank our sponsors for making The Blakely Health Innovation Series possible. Watch the recordings
Golfing Fore Better Concussion Recovery
This year's Toronto Rehab Golf Classic Presented by Scotiabank, in support of The Hull-Ellis Concussion and Research Clinic, has been rescheduled to Monday, September 14, 2020 at The Thornhill Club. To help people recover faster and prevent long-term complications of traumatic brain injury, Toronto Rehab's Hull-Ellis Clinic is identifying evidenced-based therapies, improving diagnosis, developing new models of care such as virtual management, and delivering education in prevention and early treatment. Named in honour of hockey legends Dennis Hull and Ron Ellis, The Hull-Ellis Concussion and Research Clinic was established in 2016 through an exemplary partnership between leading concussion experts and a strong community of engaged philanthropists. This unique and critical clinical research resource requires continued investment to bolster its efforts and help steer a course to self-sufficiency. Learn more
Thank You for Helping Our COVID-19 Response
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact healthcare and our daily lives, we are all increasingly appreciative of - and inspired by - the heroic efforts of all those on the frontline. Toronto Rehab's teams are tirelessly supporting patients who are among the most vulnerable to COVID-19 and to complications arising from social isolation. Community response has been exemplary in acknowledging our staff and helping build their resilience through donations of meals and treats. For offering a welcome break to the challenges and stress of the pandemic, we thank the following donors: Homelife Galaxy Real Estate, Kapralos Family, See You Soon Toronto Campaign, Neinstein LLP, and Mr. Alex Lifeson. We also extend our heartfelt thanks to our most recent hospitality contributors: Bisha Hotel, MARBL Restaurant, EVOO Ristorante and Nicey's Eatery. Learn more about our COVID-19 Response