See how our Champions of Care are changing lives
May 8, 2023
Celebrating a family legacy built through philanthropy
In 2021, siblings Howard and Mindy Ganz made a transformational $10 million gift to Sinai Health on behalf of the Ganz Family Foundation to expand the surgical team’s capacity at Mount Sinai Hospital in order to perform complex operations, firmly positioning the hospital as a national leader in surgical care.
May 5, 2023
Jill’s Palliative Care Journey
Jill recognized that her life trajectory had changed when she began experiencing increasingly debilitating complications from a terminal cancer. After consulting with family members and close friends about the end-of-life experience of people she’d known over the years, she read up on the Temmy Latner Centre for Palliative Care and decided they were “a good match."
April 26, 2023
Competing for a cause
The fourth annual Duck & Dodge, competitors faced off in a dodgeball tournament in support of neurofibromatosis (NF1) research at Sinai Health's Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute (LTRI).
February 8, 2023
$10 million gift enables research into healthy ageing
The generosity of long-time supporter Dani Reiss has placed Sinai Health at the forefront of research into healthy ageing in this country. Thanks to Reiss’ game-changing $10-million gift, Sinai Health has established the Dani Reiss Innovation Fund for Healthy Ageing Research.
February 8, 2023
Celebrating heartfelt philanthropy
In 2018, Miles Nadal, Founder, Chairman & CEO of Peerage Capital Group and his family, stepped forward with an $11 million gift to advance Sinai Health’s leadership in the care for the 99 per cent of heart failure (HF) patients who will not receive a heart transplant.
December 10, 2022
Sinai Health scientist discovers important link between a disrupted ecosystem and cardiometabolic health
We were able to link the health of the environment with rates of obesity in Indigenous communities.
September 16, 2022
Sinai Health Game Changers: Dr. Kim Tsoi
How a Sinai Health orthopaedic surgeon is engineering a new approach to sarcoma.
September 15, 2022
Chipping away for a charitable cause
How Swing for Sinai has raised more than $185,000 for the Ontario Fetal Centre.
August 31, 2022
Sinai Health Game Changers: Dr. Anthony de Buck
How Dr. de Buck’s approach to minimally invasive surgery is having a maximum impact on patients.
August 17, 2022
Standing Up to Crohn’s Disease
Mary Cincinnato is taking action to change the lives of people living with Crohn’s disease.
July 14, 2022
Sinai Health Game Changers: The supply man always in high demand at the LTRI
How Terry Cater went from cleaning cages to saving the research institute vital funding.
July 7, 2022
Raising a Glass for Breast Cancer Research
Beth Gherson is turning her passion into essential support for the Marvelle Koffler Breast Centre.
June 17, 2022
Growing a family: A same-sex couple’s Sinai Health fertility journey
How Sinai Health's fertility experts helped Michaela and Nicole become first-time parents.
May 31, 2022
Sinai Health Foundation achieves Imagine Canada accreditation
With this achievement, Sinai Health Foundation joins a distinguished community of non-profit organizations dedicated to operational excellence.
May 27, 2022
Supporting Diversity and Inclusion with Global Impact
With a generous gift from Moez and Marissa Kassam, Sinai Health will provide training for physicians from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka that will help improve health outcomes in Neonatal Intensive Care Units in Canada and around the world.
May 20, 2022
Going the Distance for the Neuro-Critical Care Unit
How far would you go to support your most valued cause?
March 22, 2022
Sinai Health Game Changers: Dr. Jesse Wolfstadt
Dr. Jesse Wolfstadt is redefining patient care and recovery, making Sinai Health a leader in joint replacement surgery.
March 18, 2022
Trial seeks to fight loneliness in older adults as Omicron rages
Dr. Jacques Lee discusses how the surge of Omicron has also led to a surge of loneliness among Canada’s older adults.
March 11, 2022
Dr. Erin Bearss: Leading the charge, through the pandemic and beyond
Dr. Erin Bearss has been at forefront of Sinai Health’s COVID-19 efforts, but she never let that detract from her commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion in all areas of healthcare.
March 7, 2022
Behind the movement of women supporting women in health care
Scientist Carolyn Steele Gray is using her expertise in qualitative research methods to identify the barriers women face daily in their professional lives.
February 25, 2022
The Future of Geriatric Care Lives at Sinai Health
With a new gift of $15 million from Peter and Shelagh Godsoe, Sinai Health’s capacity to provide care and leadership in the field of geriatrics will be unparalleled in Canada.
February 23, 2022
New initiative allows heart failure patients to die on their terms
How a team of Sinai Health experts saw an opportunity to improve care for the thousands of Canadians who experience advanced heart failure every year.
February 23, 2022
The miracle of Marshall
A mother’s Sinai Health journey through a high-risk pregnancy and heart complications
February 11, 2022
SciHigh inspiring the next generation of scientists
On the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, Sinai Health’s SciHigh program teaches the importance of inclusion.
February 9, 2022
How cancer treatment can affect the heart
The medical director of the Cancer Program explains why ‘cure cancer/ save hearts’ is top of mind for care teams at Sinai Health.
February 7, 2022
Sinai Health’s RBC Pathway to Peers program blazing its own trail
Sinai Health’s RBC Pathway to Peers program is flourishing and is helping thousands of young adults in their time of need.
January 26, 2022
Staying resilient during COVID-19
Sinai Health’s Psychiatrist-in-Chief on why it’s important to check your MAPS.
December 17, 2021
How one scientist went from mapping out cells to studying COVID-19
The third and final scientist in the Research Wrap-Up series is Reuben Samson, a graduate student in the Gingras lab at the LTRI.
December 8, 2021
Sinai Health to create Centre for Nursing Excellence following $10M gift
Sinai Health is pleased to announce the creation of the Centre for Nursing Excellence, the first hospital-based centre of its kind in Canada.
December 8, 2021
Looking at the science behind how the brain makes memories
The second scientist in SHF’s Research Wrap-Up series looks at the work of Rasa Volianskis, a graduate student in the Graham Collingridge lab at the LTRI.
December 2, 2021
How one scientist is looking to beat cancer by first growing it in a lab
For the month of December, we're shining a spotlight on three young scientists who are shaping the future of care as part of their work with the LTRI.
November 12, 2021
Can a smart insulin pump revolutionize diabetes care for expecting moms?
Dr. Feig is testing whether an artificial pancreas system can help both mom and baby during pregnancy.
November 11, 2021
Reducing the burden of fertility treatments through research
Dr. Claire Jones explains how she is making life easier for those undergoing fertility treatments through her research.
November 1, 2021
New research identifies barriers to life-changing diabetes devices
Not all Canadians are getting equal access to the new devices used to manage Type 1 diabetes, says LTRI researcher.
October 28, 2021
Sinai Health looks at ‘missing pieces’ in women’s health care in latest brand campaign
Sinai Health Foundation is launching the next installment of its brand campaign, called Missing Pieces, offering a look at women’s health issues that are often undertreated and misdiagnosed.
October 27, 2021
Celebrate Impact: A transformational gift from Jay & Barbara Hennick
Bridgepoint Active Healthcare will be renamed Hennick Bridgepoint Hospital in recognition of a transformational $36 million gift from Jay and Barbara Hennick.
October 18, 2021
The Other Side of Menopause: Incontinence Support
One in twenty people experience incontinence.
October 15, 2021
Supporting parents through pregnancy and infant loss
SREMI’s Dr. Catherine Varner gives advice and comforting words for families experiencing early pregnancy loss.
October 8, 2021
Remembering Ruth: Palliative Care at Home
The Temmy Latner Centre for Palliative Care ensures patients with life-limiting illness experience the highest possible quality of life.
October 8, 2021
Finding Compassion and Peace through Palliative Care
Palliative care isn’t just physical care - it’s emotional care, too.
October 6, 2021
How to best manage your breast health during the pandemic
Dr. Christine Brezden-Masley answers your top questions about how to protect your health while also navigating the COVID-19 pandemic.
October 1, 2021
Sinai Health Foundation partners with luxury fashion label to raise funds for breast cancer care
Looking good and doing good is now as easy as reaching into your closet and wrapping yourself in a designer dress.
September 27, 2021
Patient Advocacy in the Facial Pain Clinic
When care is more than a diagnosis
September 22, 2021
Your COVID-19 Questions, Answered
From vaccine passports to beach vacations, Dr. Howard Ovens answers your questions about COVID-19.
September 22, 2021
From Youth to Adult: Transitioning Care
The transition from pediatric to adult care can be jarring. Sinai Health’s Young Adult SLE Clinic is changing that.
September 22, 2021
Treating Scleroderma at Sinai Health
Global impact at a patient level
August 25, 2021
10th Anniversary Great Jewellery Heist, presented by BMO
One of Toronto’s prominent fundraising events, the 10th anniversary Heist will not be your typical sit-down event.
August 19, 2021
Mural to bring a pop of colour to Mount Sinai Hospital
Art lovers can now put their own spin on a massive mural located across from Mount Sinai Hospital.
July 21, 2021
Distinguished Toronto scientist Dr. Jim Woodgett takes up leadership of Terry Fox Research Institute on August 1
Terry Fox Research Institute (TFRI) announces the appointment of Jim Woodgett as its new President and Scientific Director.
July 15, 2021
Behind the Science: Dr. Jim Woodgett
Dr. Woodgett looks at the manipulation of cell processes to treat certain cancers, diabetes and neurodegenerative conditions such as Alzheimer’s Disease.
June 23, 2021
Sinai Health Foundation releases Annual Report highlighting a year of care
Highlighting a year of world-leading care and research in a time marked by the COVID-19 pandemic.
June 17, 2021
Fighting the Strong and Silent Stigma
Mental health matters. And it matters for dads, too.
May 27, 2021
Celebrating a life flown below the radar
Christopher Carson was not only a long-term Sinai Health employee, he was also a long-term donor.
May 5, 2021
Sinai Health celebrates moms and babies in new campaign
The latest campaign celebrates motherhood and Sinai Health’s world-leading women’s and infants care team.
May 2, 2021
In Memory: Joseph Lebovic z"l
Joseph Lebovic, now of blessed memory, was a passionate supporter of Mount Sinai Hospital and Sinai Health since 1967.
Apr 16, 2021
Sinai Spotlight on: Dr. Keerat Grewal
Dr. Keerat Grewal’s research has landed her five prestigious awards for her research and impact on patient care.
Apr 15, 2021
Sinai Health Foundation celebrates all mothers with epic giveaway
Sinai Health Foundation is inviting all sons, daughters and grateful hearts to nominate the mother figure in their life to receive the ultimate gift basket.
Apr 13, 2021
TD Bank Group to Fund AI Health Research Lab at Sinai Health
The TD Artificial Intelligence Health Research Lab is coming to Sinai Health thanks to a $1-million gift from TD Bank Group.
Apr 13, 2021
Dr. Daniel Drucker receives 2021 Canada Gairdner International Award
Sinai Health congratulates Dr. Drucker for being awarded one of the most prestigious prizes in the biosciences.
Apr 12, 2021
Honouring Dr. Louis “Lou” Siminovitch, the father of genetic research in Canada
Sinai Health Foundation is remembering Dr. Louis Siminovitch, founding director of the LTRI.
Apr 6, 2021
A transformational gift to Sinai Health
Sinai Health has received a transformational $21 million gift that will help transform its Intensive Care Unit (ICU), providing critical support for an area that has played a key role in the ongoing COVID-19 response.
Mar 19, 2021
Vaccine Roll-Out & You: A Sinai Health Town Hall
Missed the live event? Watch the recording of Vaccine Roll-out & You and hear from Sinai Health experts.
Feb 04, 2021
Heart Tips - How to stay physically active during the pandemic
Cardiologists Drs. Jeremy Kobulnik and Gillian Nesbitt from the Miles Nadal Heart Centre at Sinai Health, run through the top five tips for staying heart healthy during a pandemic.
Jan 29, 2021
Your COVID-19 Questions Answered!
Sinai Health infectious disease expert Dr. Andrew Morris answers your questions about the new COVID-19 variant, how Sinai Health is responding, and whether you should get the vaccine.
Jan 11, 2021
How one family’s gifts to research is saving lives from cancer
After Eddie Mullin died of brain cancer, his family was determined to support research that would help save the lives of others like him.
Dec 23, 2020
Leading Through Change
Stay connected while staying apart this holiday season.
Dec 18, 2020
Sinai Health lab passes a milestone: one million COVID-19 tests run!
In December, the microbiology department for Sinai Health-University Health Network (UHN) completed more than one million COVID-19 tests for Ontarians across the province.
Dec 16, 2020
Giving Tuesday campaign helps enable Virtual ICU for more patients
On Giving Tuesday, Sinai Health donors rallied together to raise $47,000 to create a “Virtual ICU” at Mount Sinai Hospital.
Dec 15, 2020
KingSett Capital teams up with donors to provide free rooms for families
When out-of-town patients need to stay near Mount Sinai Hospital, accommodations can be a challenge.
Dec 1, 2020
New virtual holiday market offers gifts that give twice
Shoppers looking to give the ultimate feel-good gift can now browse and buy safely from the comfort of their own home at Sinai Health’s new virtual holiday market.
Nov 26, 2020
“It was like a team”: Marvelle Koffler Breast Centre celebrates 25 years
A few months after her last clear mammogram, then-44-year-old Lia noticed that something seemed “off” with her right breast.
Nov 17, 2020
Celebrate a thriving baby Marianna on World Prematurity Day
Marianna came into the world at just 27 weeks, weighing 1 lb., 10 oz., after her mother Margaret was diagnosed with Stage 4 breast cancer.
Nov 12, 2020
Sharing the Care
When 6-year-old Arad Yaghooti saw Sinai Health’s Love Locks installation on his way to school, he was instantly drawn to the colourful hearts. He and his mum, an anesthesia resident, made a donation to share the care.
Nov 5, 2020
Dr. Jim Woodgett answers your COVID-19 questions
Dr. Jim Woodgett, Director of Research, answers questions about how donors help our champions of care deliver better care and next-level research.
Nov 4, 2020
Why we launched a health-care brand campaign during a pandemic
Who launches a health-care brand in the midst of a global pandemic? We did, because there’s never been a time when health care and research were more relevant or important to our collective future.
Oct 22, 2020
Dr. Howard Ovens answers your COVID-19 questions
Dr. Howard Ovens, Chief Medical Strategy Officer, explains how donors are helping to keep people across Ontario safer through this pandemic.
Oct 8, 2020
“This is something I can do to help”
Working with Sinai Health scientists helped Krista realize their impact on diabetes care. Running helped her raise funds to fuel their breakthroughs.
Oct 1, 2020
Making a run for it
When baby Maliyah entered the world in the midst of the pandemic, COVID-19 was the least of her parents’ worries. From the moment she arrived, Maliyah faced life-threatening health challenges.
Sept. 25, 2020
See What Care Can Do
Sinai Health’s first-ever campaign, featuring documentaries with real patients, families and caregivers, premiered at TIFF.
Sept. 23, 2020
A surprising spin on 2020
Even though the Spin for Sinai event was postponed due to COVID-19, its supporters raised more than $260,000 to fuel research discoveries that will improve care for Crohn’s disease.
Sept. 8, 2020
Golfing for Sinai, with a twist
COVID-19 has had an immense impact on holding in-person events. Thanks to our community, golfers had a blast and raised important funds at the Mount Sinai Classic.
Sept. 3, 2020
Cars Care rally drives awareness of Sinai Health’s front-line workers
When COVID-19 threatened to cancel an annual three-day car rally, Liberty Group President & CEO Nick Di Donato pivoted creating a physically distanced fundraising event for Sinai’s health-care heroes.
Aug. 27, 2020
An innovative new program supports out-of-town parents with sick babies
The Homes For Heroes Program provides free accommodations for out-of-town families whose babies are hospitalized in Mount Sinai’s neonatal intensive care unit.
Aug. 20, 2020
Staying Classy Through COVID-19
When Jim Wilkins died tragically of colon cancer at 33, his family wanted to honour his memory while supporting cancer care.
Aug. 13, 2020
Your support helped control COVID-19 at a long-term care home
Sinai Health was partnered with a Toronto long-term care residence overwhelmed with an outbreak of COVID-19 among their residents.
Aug. 4, 2020
Accolades for our Sinai Health leaders
Physicians and scientists at Sinai Health frequently garner recognition for their research contributions and their commitment to improving patient care.
Jul. 30, 2020
A gift of caring for patients getting chemotherapy
When COVID-19 lockdowns left cancer patients isolated, Adriana Gurreri found a touching way to make their chemotherapy treatments a little bit easier.
Jul. 22, 2020
It takes a village to raise a child
While in labour for her first time, Katharine remembers one particular nurse with special fondness: “She took such good care of me.”
Jul. 16, 2020
Art For The Hearts
While Hallie Rodney’s grandfather recovered from a stroke at Bridgepoint, COVID-19 restrictions meant he couldn’t have visitors.
Jul. 9, 2020
Putting the “fun” in fundraising
When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, two friends combined their love of running with their passion for fundraising to support Sinai.
Jun. 25, 2020
Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute receives new matching gift
Philanthropists Larry and Judy Tanenbaum have made a new donation of $1 million to fuel COVID-19 research.
Jun. 25, 2020
#ThankfulThursday: Exploring the role of music in mental health
Music therapy can connect people to their memories and inner lives.
Jun. 24, 2020
Sinai Health Foundation welcomes a new Co-Chair
Sinai Health Foundation's Board of Directors is pleased to announce the election of Maxine Granovsky Gluskin.
Jun. 19, 2020
Innovation: our greatest opportunity to the way forward
While COVID-19 has forced all of us to change the way we work, it is also making us change the way we think.
Jun. 18, 2020
#ThankfulThursday Featuring: Trisha Young, RN
For more than 13 years, Trisha Young has been a nurse in Mount Sinai Hospital’s Newton Glassman Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.
Jun. 17, 2020
Show you care with bespoke jewelry from Sinai Health and Tiary
Sinai Health and Tiary are proud to partner in launching a bespoke jewelry experience that celebrates life’s special moments.
Jun. 11, 2020
#ThankfulThursday Featuring: Feed the Frontlines TO & Meals TO Heal
Q & A with Adair Roberts of Feed the Frontlines TO, and Jeff Packer & Divij Mehra of Meals TO Heal
Jun. 4, 2020
How your support is making an impact in the fight against COVID-19
Thanks to you, and the many generous donors who have supported our Sinai CEO Fund, Sinai Health has been able to respond nimbly to immediate and unexpected needs during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Jun. 4, 2020
#ThankfulThursday Featuring: Logan Lass & Colours For COVID
Logan Lass of Toronto knows all too well how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted Mount Sinai Hospital’s front-line workers — in part because she lives with one of them.
May 29, 2020
Celebrities, gamers live-stream to support Sinai Health front-line workers
On Saturday, May 2, an incredible lineup of celebrities, athletes and online gamers from Canada and around the world came together for Sinai Live, a live-stream event that raised more than $64,000...
May 28, 2020
#ThankfulThursday Featuring: Raquel Feldberg
Raquel Feldberg, a patient of Mount Sinai Hospital’s Zane Cohen Centre for Digestive Diseases, has launched a new fundraising initiative with Alan Feldberg, her husband and business partner...
May 21, 2020
#ThankfulThursday Featuring: The Students OF Acad?mie Ste-C?cile International School
When ASCIS student Carol Tse was able to obtain a shipment of surgical masks through her parents in Hong Kong, the ASCIS community generously donated 2,000 masks to Sinai Health.
May 7, 2020
#ThankfulThursday Featuring: University of Toronto
This past month, the University of Toronto (U of T) stepped up to support Toronto’s academic hospitals including Sinai Health.
Apr. 30, 2020
#ThankfulThursday Featuring: Tony Cohen
Tony Cohen has been a long-time supporter and board member for Sinai Health Foundation. Over the years, he has supported Sinai Health’s expert care...
Apr. 23, 2020
#ThankfulThursday Featuring: Bob Rubinoff
Bob Rubinoff has been supporting Sinai Health for almost 40 years. He was one of the first to support our efforts around the emerging needs of Covid-19.
Apr. 16, 2020
#ThankfulThursday Featuring: Janice O’Born
Janice O’Born knows how important community support is for the greater good, particularly in times of crisis. As Chairman of The Printing House (TPH) Charitable Office...
Apr 1, 2020
Our COVID-19 Responsee
Thank you for your ongoing support of Sinai Health. In light of the COVID-19 situation, Sinai Health Foundation would like to share the adjustments we are making to our operations...
Jan. 29, 2020
Scientists discover link between autism and cognitive impairment
A tiny gene fragment may play a pivotal role in why some people…
Jan. 22, 2020
Researchers discover new tool for investigating brain disorders
A team of scientists from Canada, the UK and US has discovered a new compound that could lead to better treatments...
Jan. 14, 2020
Marvelle Koffler’s legacy of philanthropy and care
Sinai Health mourns the passing and celebrates the legacy of Marvelle…
Jan. 14, 2020
Sinai Health researchers awarded grant to fight vision loss
Retinitis pigmentosa causes gradual vision loss and is one of the most common inherited retinal diseases
jan. 14, 2020
Dr. Daniel Drucker honoured with 2020 Baxter Prize for diabetes impact
Daniel Drucker is being honoured by the Endocrine Society with the 2020 Baxter Prize.
Jan. 13, 2020
New study sheds light on why non-smokers develop lung cancer
A new study out by Sinai Health researcher Rayjean Hung looks at why otherwise healthy, non-smokers develop lung cancer