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Courage Transforms Lives Report to Our Community 2014

Transforming Lives Through Philanthropy The generosity of our donors is fundamentally linked to Toronto Rehab’s success in empowering individuals to rebuild their confidence, maximize their independence and optimize their well-being. Our community of donors supports breakthroughs in research, education and care that translate into active, healthier and more independent living for our patients, for Canadians and for people around the world. In this report you will learn how Toronto Rehab is profoundly changing lives through extraordinary care and providing hope and courage when people need it most. Philanthropic investment is transforming the way health care is delivered and our donors’ generous investments greatly enhance our clinical programs and our research efforts. For example, a recent multimilliondollar investment from Fred Litwin and the Litwin family is helping



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thousands of patients each year get back to their lives sooner through exemplary care at Toronto Rehab’s Fred A. Litwin Outpatient Centre. Our cover features world champion sledge hockey player Kevin Rempel. After he was injured in an accident, Kevin was told he would likely never walk again. Thanks to Toronto Rehab’s Spinal Cord Rehab Program, he regained his mobility. Kevin has since won numerous awards, including a bronze medal at the 2014 Winter Paralympic Games in Sochi, Russia. Fueled by donor support, Toronto Rehab’s research enterprise approaches rehabilitation and disability from all perspectives. Read about some of our world-class breakthroughs and Dr. Geoff Fernie and his staff who drive innovation,

improving treatments, patient outcomes and the overall health of our community. We have many extraordinary people propelling our fundraising efforts and we celebrate them. We are proud to pay tribute to our past Board Chair, Timothy W. Casgrain, as we share some highlights from his term. Toronto Rehab Foundation recognizes the remarkable leadership of Dr. Gaétan Tardif, Susan Jewell, Dr. Geoff Fernie and Justine Jackson. We thank Dr. Robert Bell for his enduring commitment to Toronto Rehab and we wish him the very best in his new role as Deputy Minister of Health and Long-Term Care for the province of Ontario.

We hope you enjoy this glimpse into our past year and learn how grateful patients and their families, donors and our incredible staff come together to help advance one of the most important and emerging frontiers in health care today. Thank you for sharing our belief in the power and potential of Toronto Rehab. Cindy Yelle President & CEO Toronto Rehab Foundation Bill Cunningham Chair, Toronto Rehab Foundation Board of Directors

Cover: Kevin Rempel, Sochi 2014 Winter Paralympic Bronze Medalist in Sledge Hockey and Toronto Rehab patient.

Tim Casgrain: A Tribute to Our Past Board Chair


Strategic visionaries and those with the courage to drive change have made Toronto Rehab the world-leading organization it is today. At the forefront is our distinguished Toronto Rehab Foundation Board member and past Board Chair, Timothy W. Casgrain. 2 A passionate and involved citizen and an effective community leader, Tim has been instrumental in garnering support for Toronto Rehab. During his decade of service on our Board – including six years leading as Chair – he has leveraged his enthusiasm and business acumen to strengthen the capabilities and possibilities for Toronto Rehab. Tim is a strong advocate for improving rehabilitation and creating solutions for those living with the consequences of illness, injury and aging. During Tim’s tenure, Toronto Rehab’s multi-site redevelopment and research expansion came to fruition thanks to the significant contribution of Toronto Rehab Foundation’s Everything Humanly Possible Campaign.

The highlight was the grand opening of Toronto Rehab’s redeveloped University Centre and the iDAPT Centre for Rehabilitation Research, the world’s most advanced facilities dedicated to rehabilitation and prevention. Home to the Spinal Cord Rehabilitation Program, Toronto Rehab’s Lyndhurst Centre has also undergone a transformation that provides better accessibility, amenities and integration of technology and innovation in patient care. To expand the horizons of rehabilitation science, new research chairs in rehabilitation technology, sleep apnea and cardiac rehabilitation were also established.

Toronto Rehab currently has six research chairs, created with generous support from private donors. As Tim’s term as Board Chair at Toronto Rehab Foundation ended this summer, he was fittingly appointed a Member of the Order of Canada, our country’s highest civilian honour. A true leader in Canada, he is most deserving of this recognition of outstanding achievement and extraordinary service to the community.


Toronto Rehab Foundation is eternally grateful to Tim for his passionate leadership, which has helped propel Toronto Rehab into the international spotlight. Thank you Tim!

Tim Casgrain has been a key figure in the growth of Toronto Rehab Foundation during his decade of service on the Board of Directors. 1. Tim with Fred Litwin at the celebration marking the opening of the Fred A. Litwin Outpatient Centre 2. Tim with George and Anne Ploder at Lyndhurst Centre 3. Tim, Sandy Wise and Mark Rochon at iDAPT 4. Tim and Dr. Robert Bell. 5. Tim and HRH Princess Dina Mired of Jordan.



Inspiring Courage and Perseverance Thanks to Toronto Rehab, world champion sledge hockey player Kevin Rempel knows what it’s like to come back from the brink and succeed beyond one’s wildest expectations. During a 2006 dirt bike show in Haliburton, Ontario, Kevin broke his back, pelvis and a few ribs – resulting in incomplete paraplegia. “They told me I would likely never walk again,” he recalls. “I didn’t believe it.” He was determined to walk again.

nurses, physical and occupational therapists, cafeteria staff and doctors, made me feel right at home.”

Kevin was referred to Toronto Rehab’s Lyndhurst Centre where he spent the next four months in intensive therapy to recover from his spinal cord injury. It was a challenging and sometimes seemingly impossible experience, but it was ultimately life changing.

Kevin says his time at Lyndhurst Centre provided comfort, guidance and encouragement. He left Toronto Rehab with more mobility than he ever thought possible. Kevin attributes his recovery and success to the many therapists, friends and family members who stood by his side through the ups and downs. “The people you choose to surround yourself with will help you recover and provide essential support,” he says.

“Lyndhurst was one of the best times of my life,” recalls Kevin. “Everyone, from the patients to the

In order to maintain his fitness and functionality, Kevin started working out at a local gym, where he joined



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a wheelchair basketball league. He felt so empowered by the sport that he decided to look into other wheelchair accessible teams. His research led him to sledge hockey and he signed up for his local team. “I knew this sport was meant for me,” he says. “It was like breathing new energy into my life after my injury.” He set his sights on playing for the national team and helping Canada achieve international glory. Since then, he has won numerous gold, silver and bronze medals. This year, Kevin travelled to Sochi, Russia, where he and his Canadian teammates won the bronze medal in sledge hockey at the 2014 Winter Paralympic Games.

“Sochi was a once-in-a-lifetime experience and the culmination of my dreams coming true.” Now pursuing a career as a public speaker, Kevin recently returned to Lyndhurst Centre for a presentation. He brought his Paralympic bronze medal with him and he awarded a Team Canada jersey to one lucky patient. “It means a lot to me to give back to the place that helped me through a difficult time,” he says. “I want to encourage people, regardless of their circumstances, to never, ever give up.”

Kevin Rempel regained his strength at Toronto Rehab’s Lyndhurst Centre after a spinal cord injury. Opposite page, left to right: Kevin presents a Team Canada jersey to patient Chris Psalidas during a visit to Lyndhurst Centre; renovations are now complete at Toronto Rehab’s George and Anne Ploder Therapeutic and Rehabilitation Facilities; Kevin during a sledge hockey game.

The George and Anne Ploder Therapeutic and Rehabilitation Facilities: Phase Two As the largest hospital in Canada for people with spinal cord injuries, Toronto Rehab’s Lyndhurst Centre provides a unique and encouraging environment that inspires new possibilities. The second phase of redevelopment at The George and Anne Ploder Therapeutic and Rehabilitation Facilities is now complete. These renovations, including enhancements to the physical and occupational therapy spaces, have made a tremendous difference in quality of care and therapy for patients.

Lyndhurst Centre has been transformed into a modern facility that provides patients like Kevin with state-of-the-art equipment, tools and an environment to accelerate their recovery and to transition back home and into the community. The generous support of George and Anne Ploder has fundamentally enhanced the care received by spinal cord injury patients. Toronto Rehab Foundation is deeply grateful to the Ploder family for their important investment in Toronto Rehab.

“I hope my story inspires others to know that there is life after a spinal cord injury. Thank you Toronto Rehab and Toronto Rehab donors for helping me take those first steps towards a new, fantastic life.” – KEVIN REMPEL

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“I would not be healed without Toronto Rehab. It is a wonderful facility with extraordinary medical staff.” – STEVE ANTHONY



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Steve Anthony is Still Hip When CP24 Breakfast host Steve Anthony broke his right hip during a live field segment in January, he had a feeling he would be off the air for a while. With the help of his Toronto Rehab therapists, he was back on television in only three short weeks. As one of the founding VJs of Much Music, Steve Anthony was part of a movement that helped pioneer music-video television in North America. For over 25 years, he has interviewed some of the most notable names in popular culture. However, his accident has proven to be one of his most memorable on screen segments to date.

Left: Media personality Steve Anthony is pictured during a taping of CP24 Breakfast. Thanks to Toronto Rehab, Steve made a smooth recovery from his hip replacement surgery. Top right: Steve talks with Ben Mulroney on the set of CP24 Breakfast.

In a comedic attempt to kick the wheel of the “Northern Nightmare” monster truck at the Maple Leaf Monster Jam Tour in Toronto’s Rogers Centre, Steve suffered a serious fall. He finished the segment, but had to be taken to hospital where he was told he had

broken his right hip and required immediate full hip replacement surgery. “I believe the common perception with hip replacements is that people who get new hips are older,” he says. “I was relatively young and my hip was perfectly alright!” After his surgery, Steve was transferred to Toronto Rehab where he was an inpatient for 10 days. “My typical day consisted of two rigorous physiotherapy sessions, one in the morning and one in the afternoon,” he says. “It was difficult to handle at first, but within five days, I could walk with a cane

thanks to working with Ruth Vallis, one of my physiotherapists.” He was back on the air at CP24 faster than he ever imagined. “I’m doing so well and I’m able to walk now without a cane thanks to the progress I made with the folks at Toronto Rehab,” says Steve. “I hope I’m the only person who ever drop kicks a monster truck and has to be a patient at Toronto Rehab!” Steve is thankful for the expert care he received. “I would not be healed without Toronto Rehab,” he says. “It is a wonderful facility with extraordinary medical staff. It is the best.”

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Empowering Youth Independence Deeply moved by the profound impact that Toronto Rehab and the LIFEspan Program have on their 24-year-old daughter Jessica, David and Lynn Coriat have donated, with matching funds from The Slaight Family Foundation, over $1 million to Toronto Rehab Foundation. Their generosity is having a significant impact on the patient, family and staff experience through the newly renovated Coriat Patient and Family Centre at Toronto Rehab’s Rumsey Neuro Rehab Centre. The new and modernized facilities help improve the social and emotional well-being of patients and aid staff members in delivering the best care possible. Equipped with new tablets, televisions and computers to engage youth in developing life skills, the new space is already exceeding expectations. “We are very pleased to see such a beautiful environment come to life at Toronto Rehab and provide countless opportunities to promising young people like Jessica,” says David Coriat.



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The LIFEspan (Living Independently Fully Engaged) Service provides youth and young adults who have cerebral palsy or acquired brain injury (ABI) to transition from the paediatric setting to adult rehabilitation services. LIFEspan Youth Facilitator Dolly Menna-Dack has an office and conducts workshops in the new environment. She organizes patient scheduling and patient followups, even texting patients to confirm their appointments. “We encourage our LIFEspan patients to begin taking responsibility for their own care, and to become masters of their own destiny,” says Dolly.“The wonderful new space will dramatically accelerate the process.”

To meet the growing demand for transition services, this generous gift has also provided funding for a second LIFEspan Youth Facilitator. Terri-Lynn Langdon is the incumbent of this position. Dolly and Terri-Lynn both live with disabilities and understand how overwhelming it can be for young people. They counsel individuals about how to navigate the world and adjust to their new-found adult responsibilities. They conduct specialized clinics on topics such as social skills, recreation, as well as school, volunteering and career-related issues.“We work with each patient and their family to set goals and create the best possible outcomes,” explains Terri-Lynn.“I know from

personal experience how important it is to empower youth.” The LIFEspan Program is having a huge impact on quality of life. “Every day I see remarkable transformations in our patients,” says Dolly. “We witness them grow into leaders and role models. At LIFEspan, we aim to support the realization of dreams. Jessica is a great example.” Young people living with disability feel empowered by Toronto Rehab. “Toronto Rehab Foundation is grateful to David and Lynn Coriat and The Slaight Family Foundation for their investment,” says Cindy Yelle, President and CEO of Toronto Rehab Foundation.“They are making a world of difference in the lives of the patients we serve.”

Opposite, above: Photographed in the new Coriat Patient and Family Centre are, left to right: Lynn Coriat, Terri-Lynn Langdon, Dolly Menna-Dack, Jessica Coriat and David Coriat. Opposite, below: Dolly meets with a LIFEspan client in the modernized space at Toronto Rehab’s Rumsey Neuro Rehab Centre. Top right: Jessica receives a cheque for $25,000 to support Toronto Rehab, and she is named the 2013 Scotiabank Game Changer Grand Champion.

Jessica Coriat: The 2013 Scotiabank Game Changer Grand Champion Recognized for her volunteer work and advocacy, Toronto Rehab’s Jessica Coriat was awarded a $25,000 charitable donation to Toronto Rehab Foundation and a VIP trip to the Grey Cup in Regina, Saskatchewan as the 2013 Scotiabank Game Changer. Born with cerebral palsy and scoliosis, Jessica came to Toronto Rehab four years ago unable to walk. Within weeks of her new therapy she took her first steps. Thankful for her independence, Jessica now volunteers at Toronto Rehab to give back. Jessica received thousands of votes from across the country. Support even came via social media on Twitter. Olympic Gold medalist Alex Bilodeau, actress Cheryl Hines and television presenters Jonathan and Drew Scott, The Property Brothers, praised Jessica’s courage. The Scotiabank competition has allowed Jessica a platform to advocate for people living with disabilities. “I want others to know that they truly can achieve their goals and make a difference,” says Jessica. “I hope this encourages my peers to go for it. Always remember to show others who you are and what you can do.”

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One Step at a Time When avid runner Dina Pestonji, aged 29, was confronted with the possibility of not being able to talk, or walk – let alone run – after suffering a stroke, she became determined to recover and get back to her passion. Toronto Rehab helped her achieve her goal of running in a marathon. After returning to Toronto in December 2012 following years of living abroad, Dina began to experience unusual headaches and shooting pain from her head to her legs. Then her speech became slurred. She was immediately taken to UHN’s Toronto Western Hospital (TWH), where she was a patient for one week.

began to regain slight movement in her leg, her goal of running in the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon in October 2013 was reignited.

The morning after she returned home, she woke up paralyzed on the right side of her body. Her family rushed her back to the hospital. Dina had suffered a stroke and she required emergency brain surgery.

“When I first started to vocalize again, I sounded like a robot. I felt like I had lost my personality,” says Dina. “With the help of my amazing therapists, Toronto Rehab gave me my personality back.”

When she awoke, Dina could not walk or talk. As a healthy and active young woman, this was unimaginable. When she eventually



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Dina was transferred to Toronto Rehab where she underwent extensive speech and physical rehabilitation therapy.

Thanks to the extraordinary care she received, Dina got back on her feet and ran her seventh half marathon, only ten months later. She victoriously crossed the finish

line on October 19, 2013. “I was initially concerned my mind and body could not handle running for long distances,” she explains. “But if you are faced with losing the ability to do what you love, it makes you that much more focused on overcoming the fear and the pain. That run was the final step in getting back to my life.”

“I never expected to get sick at such a young age,” she says. “Now I treasure every moment of my second chance at life.”

She is grateful for the care she received at Toronto Rehab. “I am so thankful to Toronto Rehab for helping me get there,” she says. “They encouraged me every step of the way.” Since that milestone year, Dina has taken the time to enjoy herself. She took a trip to Switzerland this summer and biked through France. She continues to relish all that life has to offer.

Dina Pestonji is happy to be active again after her debilitating stroke, thanks to Toronto Rehab.

The 2014 Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon. To celebrate this landmark, Toronto Rehab staff and friends will take part on October 19th in the Charity Challenge, for the seventh year in a row.

“I am so thankful to Toronto Rehab for helping me get back to running. They encouraged me every step  of the way.”

They will walk, run and wheel through downtown Toronto in support of the groundbreaking education, research and patient care taking place at Toronto Rehab. To date, Toronto Rehab Foundation has raised $135,000 through the Marathon.


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“As our population ages, the health innovations and home-care technologies that iDAPT produces will become increasingly important, and that’s why RBC is proud to support this important initiative.” – SHARI AUSTIN, RBC FOUNDATION



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Partners in Innovation RBC Foundation knows how vital innovation is to the future of health care. Toronto Rehab Foundation is grateful to RBC Foundation for its transformational $1 million donation to establish the RBC Innovations Fund and to support the Innovations Gallery. In recognition of their generosity, the gallery has been renamed the RBC iDAPT Innovations Gallery. RBC Foundation has a long history of leadership in social innovation and enhancing the lives of Canadians living with disability. Through its donation, RBC Foundation is establishing an integrated educational program that will inform and inspire the community about health innovation and home-health technologies. The newly renamed RBC iDAPT Innovations Gallery is not only a place to learn, but a place to experience research in action. The RBC iDAPT Innovations Gallery will deliver education and community outreach programs to galvanize interest and involvement in rehabilitation, prevention and health technology research.

“Access to leading-edge rehabilitative care is an integral part of keeping our communities healthy,” says Shari Austin, VicePresident, Corporate Citizenship and Executive Director, RBC Foundation. “As our population ages, the health innovations and home-care technologies that iDAPT produces will become increasingly important, and that’s why RBC is proud to support this important initiative.” The Innovations Gallery is an extension of Toronto Rehab’s iDAPT Centre for Rehabilitation Research. It is a dynamic and fully interactive learning centre with an array of multimedia displays. It serves as a platform to profile and promote premiere research, and to further encourage and

educate young thinkers through student-focused workshops. iDAPT specializes in bringing concepts to commercialization, with a focus on business development and entrepreneurship. “At iDAPT we believe in sharing our ideas and solutions to educate and to ultimately improve quality of life,” says Dr. Geoff Fernie, Research Institute Director and Senior Scientist, Toronto Rehab. “Thanks to the generosity of RBC, we have established this space to demonstrate recent findings, new products and updated treatments.” iDAPT is committed to training and mentoring by providing students with first-hand access to the most advanced rehabilitation engineering facilities in the world.

“With the help of RBC Foundation, Toronto Rehab will continue to cultivate innovative solutions to help future generations live happier and healthier lives,” says Cindy Yelle, President and CEO, Toronto Rehab Foundation. “Simultaneously, we are inspiring the interest of our future innovators in the RBC iDAPT Innovations Gallery.”

Opposite: Shari Austin, Vice-President, Corporate Citizenship and Executive Director, RBC Foundation and Dr. Jennifer Campos, Toronto Rehab CEAL Chief Scientist, in the RBC iDAPT Innovations Gallery. Above: Shari Austin tours iDAPT with Jahvanna Ryan, iDAPT program coordinator. Here she is learning about ApneaDxTM, developed at Toronto Rehab, to detect sleep apnea in the home.

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Take C.H.A.R.G.E. Graduate Education Series

Toronto Rehab’s Cardiac College: A World-First Cardiac Rehab is a cornerstone of Toronto Rehab. Located at Rumsey Centre, the program is an international leader that educates and encourages patients to adopt a heart-healthy lifestyle. It provides personalized programs focused on physical activity, lifestyle education and psychosocial support to individuals living with chronic conditions such as cardiovascular disease, hypertension and diabetes. Toronto Rehab is extending cardiac rehabilitation more broadly into the community through Cardiac College, a world’s-first educational program. An online, best-inclass educational curriculum for the cardiac rehab population, Cardiac College will be available to patients and graduates to empower long-term success. “We firmly believe that individuals with chronic illness have the power to take control of their own health through certain lifestyle changes,” says Dr. Paul Oh, Medical Director of the Cardiovascular Prevention



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and Rehabilitation Program. “We provide them with the best care possible to get them back to life. The impact of our program will be more profound through Cardiac College.” Cardiac College will provide a curriculum of 10 interactive modules, with subject matter including risk factors and lifestyle changes for cardiac rehab patients and their families. The curriculum will be offered in print and online via manuals, webcasts and e-learning modules. The College will create videos, blogs, social media platforms and an ‘Ask the Expert’ forum to maximize the user experience.

Down the line, Toronto Rehab plans to adapt and translate the program into common languages spoken in Toronto, such as Portuguese and Chinese. The program will be available in 2015. Funds raised through Toronto Rehab Foundation’s annual fundraising walk, On Track to Cardiac Recovery, have helped support Cardiac College. Above: Medical Director of Toronto Rehab’s Cardiac Rehab Program, Dr. Paul Oh has spearheaded Cardiac College, funded largely through donor support. A world first, it will expand the work of Toronto Rehab’s Cardiac Rehab expertise. Right: Members of the Take C.H.A.R.G.E. graduate program at the 2014 Walk of Life. From left to right: Jim Montgomery, Edward Guloien and Stuart Lee.

Peer support is fundamental to longterm cardiac health outcomes. A monthly education series for cardiac rehab graduates, Take C.H.A.R.G.E. empowers individuals and their families to maintain heart-healthy lifestyles. Take C.H.A.R.G.E. is part of the Heart Health for Life program, generously presented by Scotiabank, which offers graduates a variety of services and resources to help them transition from their formal rehabilitation program to managing their heart health independently. This year, Dr. Paul Oh and his Toronto Rehab colleagues, including Rob Bertelink, Exercise Supervisor, are leading a team of cardiac graduates, “Runners With Hearts”, as they take part in the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon. Money raised will help Toronto Rehab Foundation support and expand Take C.H.A.R.G.E.

Thankful for Every Day In 2005, Cardiac Rehab patient Eddie Sabat became a World Transplant Games gold medalist in golf. It was an achievement that required extraordinary courage. At age 18, Eddie Sabat was diagnosed with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, a disease in which the heart muscle becomes abnormally thick, making it harder for the heart to pump blood. In addition, he was diagnosed with a heart murmur for which he required a pacemaker. Eddie was stable for about 10 years until 2002, when he began to experience episodes of weakness that landed him back in hospital. “My doctors performed a number of tests,” he says. “I received the news that my heart was failing and I needed a new one.”

Above: Eddie Sabat came to Toronto Rehab’s Cardiac Rehab program in 2003 to gain back his strength after a heart transplant. His number one goal was to participate in the World Transplant Games where he ultimately won a gold medal in golf. After his transplant and subsequent rehab, Eddie married and started a family. Right: He is pictured with his wife, Nancy, and his two daughters, Gabriella and Melinda.

Before his 29th birthday, Eddie underwent heart transplant surgery at UHN’s Toronto General Hospital. Waking up postsurgery with a new lease on life, he proposed on the spot to his girlfriend, Nancy. Her response: a resounding “yes!”

daughters, Gabriella and Melinda, the focus of his life. “The biggest change with my new heart has been the ability to finally think about and plan for my future,” says Eddie. Eddie came to Toronto Rehab’s Cardiovascular Prevention & Rehabilitation Program in September 2003 with one goal in mind: to participate in the World Transplant Games. Eddie sought the guidance of his Cardiac Supervisor Rob Bertelink who gave him the skills and confidence to work towards his goal.

“Before, I wasn’t able to plan. I didn’t know if I would make it through the day sometimes.”

“It was so comforting to have a trusted voice in my corner to get me back on track,” says Eddie. “Rob and the team encouraged, supported and advocated for me.”

Eddie chooses to give back to Toronto Rehab’s Cardiac Rehab Program through the annual On Track to Cardiac Recovery fundraising event. He says, “I am very happy to support a place that helped me restore my life.”

He continues to make his health, his wife, Nancy, and his two

Eddie now looks at his life as a gift. “I know how lucky I am to be alive,” he says. “I’m thankful for every day. I’m thankful to my heart donor and my donor family. Every day is a gift because of their decision.”

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A Passion for Patient Care “Working at Toronto Rehab has been a calling for me, and a dream come true,” says Physiotherapist Ruth Vallis, who is legally blind. “What people don’t know is that helping patients has given me a life that is full of meaning. I really could not imagine a more worthwhile path I could have taken.” For almost 30 years, Ruth has been a legendary staff member of Toronto Rehab’s Musculoskeletal (MSK) Rehab Program. She works with patients receiving rehabilitation for many issues, including multiple traumas and complex hip fractures. Her specialty is hydrotherapy, where she works with patients in the MacMillan Family Therapy Pool. Ruth knows what patients are living with. “My patients want to do well because they know I understand; they see that I take my disability home with me every day, that I never make excuses and that success is possible. They don’t want to let me down.” Ruth says Toronto Rehab has changed her for the better. “All I ever wanted was to work in health care, especially at Toronto Rehab,” she says. “It’s my passion.” Grateful to be recognized by many of her former patients as a Rehab Champion, Ruth stresses that she is part of an amazing team in the MSK Rehab Program. “I really count my blessings,” she says. “Toronto Rehab is filled with amazing people. It is a privilege to work here.” Physiotherapist Ruth Vallis, who is legally blind, has worked at Toronto Rehab for 30 years. She is photographed at University Centre with her service dog and constant companion , Ralph.



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Ready to Get Back to the Ski Slopes When 22-year-old student Dale Gold arrived at Toronto Rehab following knee surgery, she could not move without a walker. Five weeks post intensive physical rehabilitation, she was able to walk without aids. Dale always led an active life, with much of her time spent outdoors as a ski coach. When she suffered a fall on the ski slopes in January 2013, she seriously injured her left knee. A ruptured anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), a ruptured medial collateral ligament (MCL) and a tear in her lateral meniscus rendered her unable to walk. “I thought I would never be mobile again,” she says. Once she was referred to Toronto Rehab for inpatient rehabilitation, under the care of her physiotherapist Ruth Vallis, Dale began aggressive physiotherapy five times a day.

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“Ruth is truly inspirational,” says Dale. “Her perseverance motivated me to push beyond my injury, no matter how difficult it seemed at times.” Ruth was impressed with Dale’s determination to regain her strength and mobility. “Dale was very committed to her success and, therefore, must be given the credit,” says Ruth. “I can only conduct, she must make the music!” Discouraged and dependent on friends and family, she was worried her life would never be the same. “My injury put life into perspective,” she says. “I realized how much I had taken for granted before.” Dale cancelled a trip to Alaska and withdrew from many of the things she enjoyed doing. Her injuries were further complicated by arthrofibrosis, an excessive buildup of scar tissue. Her course of physiotherapy was challenging, but she is grateful to Ruth for pushing her to keep going.

Over a year later, thanks to Toronto Rehab, Dale has regained her independence, rescheduled her Alaskan vacation and she even returned to the ski slopes this past winter.

Dale has chosen to recognize Ruth as her Rehab Champion through Toronto Rehab Foundation’s Celebrate Your Rehab Champion program. “Ruth never lets her disability hold her back,” says Dale. “During my therapy, she encouraged me to push myself each and every day beyond what I thought was possible and I’m thankful for that.”

“Toronto Rehab is a place that changes lives – it got me back to life,” she says. “Because of Toronto Rehab and Ruth, I learned disability should not and does not stop you from living your life.”

Celebrate Your Rehab Champion acknowledges the extraordinary care provided by Toronto Rehab staff who go the extra mile with patients. Donations support Toronto Rehab’s continued commitment to providing superior care.

Above: With the help of Physiotherapist Ruth Vallis, avid skiier Dale Gold is now able to walk and ski again. Right: Ruth and Dale at Toronto Rehab.

Since the establishment of the program, Toronto Rehab donors have recognized over 400 staff members, including Ruth Vallis.

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A Visionary Investment: The Fred A. Litwin Outpatient Centre “It is an absolute pleasure to play a role in shaping the future of rehabilitation in this province, country and around the world,” says Fred Litwin. “My decision to support Toronto Rehab was inspired by the unwavering courage and determination of its patients and staff.” Toronto Rehab’s Fred A. Litwin Outpatient Centre delivers a full complement of care to help individuals regain their strength and independence and get back to their lives. The multimillion-dollar donation from Fred Litwin and the Litwin family is enhancing Toronto Rehab’s outpatient services to more effectively and efficiently serve thousands of patients each year. The Chief Executive Officer and President of Forum Financial Corporation, Mr. Litwin also serves as a board member of a number of charitable foundations and publicly listed entities. The Fred A. Litwin Outpatient Centre, located at Toronto Rehab’s



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University Centre, is a one-stop destination for patients and their families, housing a number of essential services under one roof, including: The Rocket Family Upper Extremity Clinic, the Outpatient Musculoskeletal Program, the Geriatric Day Hospital, an Occupational Therapy Treatment Centre, a Physiotherapy Treatment Centre, a Hydrotherapy Pool and an Assistive Daily Living Kitchen. “We are delighted that Fred Litwin embraces Toronto Rehab’s role as a force in health care,” says Susan Jewell, Senior Vice President and Executive Lead at Toronto Rehab. “We are grateful to him and the Litwin family for their support and vision.”

Through their extraordinary gift, the Litwin family is helping enable world-leading changes in rehabilitation that will impact the future of health care. “There are moments in time that have the potential to transform,” says Cindy Yelle, President and CEO of Toronto Rehab Foundation. “On May 29, 2014, Toronto Rehab celebrated the establishment and the dedication of the Fred A. Litwin Outpatient Centre, an important moment that will undoubtedly go down in the history of this great organization.”


On May 29th, Toronto Rehab celebrated the establishment of the Fred A. Litwin Outpatient Centre at 550 University with over 250 guests. 1. Fred and Mary Litwin 2. Harvey Botting, Dr. William Waters and Alexander Vaccari, Toronto Rehab Foundation 3. Deborah Rocket, Fred Litwin, Mary Litwin, Howard Rocket 4. Mark Litwin, Toronto Rehab Foundation Board of Directors and Lissie Sanders 5. Alan Castle and Nina Castle; Elise and Harvey Kalles 6. Lynda Friendly, Toronto Rehab Foundation Board of Directors, Jordon Westcott, Leonard Simpson 7. Mary Litwin, Risa Litwin 8. Peggy DeZwirek and Fred Litwin 9. Fred Litwin and Lawrence S. Bloomberg 10. Beth, Jack and Isabelle Litwin 11. Mark and Fred Litwin 12. Mitchell Sanders, Toronto Rehab Foundation Board of Directors and his wife, Lissie Sanders 13. Richard Howes and Cindy Yelle, President and CEO, Toronto Rehab Foundation.









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World-Class Rehabilitation Research An international leader and a unique resource for rehabilitation research, Toronto Rehab’s state-ofthe-art iDAPT Centre for Rehabilitation Research is rated number one in Canada and among the best in the world. Our research program is focused in three key areas: prevention and safety, optimizing rehabilitation treatments and therapies, and supporting older adults to live independently in the community.

Prevention of Injury and Illness Evidence to Support a Critical Change to the National Building Code of Canada Injuries due to falls are the leading cause of accidental death for older adults. According to recent data from the Canadian Institute for 20


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Health Information (CIHI), falls on stairs represent 21 per cent of all major hospitalizations due to falls. This year research in our StairLab, headed by Dr. Alison Novak, provided evidence to support a critical change in the National Building Code of Canada. As a result of the groundbreaking work at Toronto Rehab, the minimum depth of tread will now be increased by two inches, which will result in an estimated three-fold reduction in the number of deaths and serious injuries on minimally designed stairs. Revolutionary Device Detects Sleep Apnea at Home Sleep apnea affects 10 per cent of the adult population worldwide. When left untreated, sleep apnea is associated with up to a four-fold increase in stroke, heart failure and motor vehicle accidents. Sleep apnea is only properly diagnosed in less than 10 per cent of those who have it. Led by Dr. Douglas Bradley, holder of The Clifford Nordal Chair in Sleep Apnea and Rehabilitation Research,

researchers in Toronto Rehab’s Sleep and Upper Airway team have developed ApneaDxTM, a costeffective, revolutionary medical device that makes it possible to accurately diagnose sleep apnea at home. This game-changing invention replaces overnight tests in sleep laboratories. ApneaDx TM is being commercialized by a Toronto Rehab-UHN startup company in collaboration with MaRS Discovery District and supported by Toronto Rehab Foundation. Sales are anticipated to begin shortly following device approval by Health Canada.

Return Patients to Full Function Toronto Rehab’s ‘Upper Limb Stroke Rehabilitation Robot’ provides therapy around the clock After a stroke, conventional treatments for muscle weakness require extensive repetitive exercises performed one-on-one with physiotherapists for recovery.

A new invention at Toronto Rehab will make supervised physiotherapy exercises available around the clock. Toronto Rehab’s ‘Upper Limb Stroke Rehabilitation Robot’ has been commercialized in partnership with Quanser, a robotics company. Created by Dr. Alex Mihailidis, holder of The Barbara G. Stymiest Chair in Rehabilitation Technology and Research, and his Artificial Intelligence and Robotics Team, the robot is an economical and portable device that guides stroke survivors through upper limb therapy. The system carefully documents the progress of recovery and uses computer games to motivate patients. For the first time, patients with severe paralysis can now have their limb function restored ‘MyndMove’, a device created by Dr. Milos Popovic, holder of the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute Chair in Spinal Cord Injury Research, and his Neural Engineering and Therapeutics Team, has been able to produce

> F or more information, visit www.idapt.com, or book a tour of iDAPT and the RBC iDAPT Innovations Gallery at the Elm Street entrance of Toronto Rehab’s University Centre. unprecedented levels of recovery. It is the first therapy to clinically report significant increases in upper arm mobility in severe stroke patients and spinal cord injury patients with quadriplegia. The device reinvigorates intact parts of the central nervous system and muscles. It has been commercialized through MyndTec Inc. , also a Toronto Rehab startup company. Recently approved by Health Canada, it will be launched nationwide this autumn. > Both of these groundbreaking inventions in stroke and rehabilitative therapy will be used for clinical testing and treatment by clinicians and researchers in the newly established Rocket Family Upper Extremity Clinic. Innovative Software Transforms Hard-to-Understand Dialogue into Intelligible Speech Sometimes it can be difficult for people with speech problems resulting from cerebral palsy, stroke, Parkinson’s disease, profound deafness or other conditions to be understood.

Through the leadership of Dr. Yana Yunusova and the work of Dr. Frank Rudzicz, the Communication Team at Toronto Rehab has developed state-of-the-art technology to make impaired speech instantly more understandable. Still under development, this software is set to revolutionize the field of speech and language therapy.

Live Independently New State-of-the-Art Driving Simulator Helps Older Adults Drive More Safely For an older individual, losing the ability to drive can be devastating. Older adults are more likely to be involved in a collision than any other age group. Currently 282,000 Canadians over the age of 75 drive cars. By the year 2024, one in four drivers will be over the age of 65. Due to these factors, our research, under the leadership of Dr. Andrea Furlan and Dr. Jennifer Campos, is exploring the possibility of creating a customized driver’s license

program. This system could permit continued driving within safe conditions, such as on local streets in daylight, rather than remove the driving license completely.


Toronto Rehab is building a new state-of-the art driving simulator where the car will be mounted on top of a large moving platform, surrounded by a high-definition stereoscopic scene of city and rural roads. Challenging driving situations met by older adults, such as glare and rain, will be simulated for study purposes.


Toronto Rehab’s partners in the driver examination services and government will help determine the potential for a customized driver licensing program for older drivers. This research will lead to increased safety for drivers and pedestrians, and improve quality of life and independence for older adults.



Thank you Foundation donors. Your support is helping to accelerate our research and innovation.

1. ApneaDx TM, developed at Toronto Rehab, makes it possible to accurately diagnose sleep apnea in the home. 2. Toronto Rehab is building DriverLab, a stateof-the-art driving simulator, to evaluate challenging conditions met by older drivers. 3. ‘Mynd Move’, created by Dr. Milos Popovic, has been able to produce unprecedented levels of recovery for severe stroke patients and individuals with spinal cord injury. 4. Toronto Rehab’s StairLab has provided evidence to support critical change in the National Building Code of Canada. 5. Created by Dr. Alex Mihailidis, Toronto Rehab’s ‘Upper Limb Stroke Rehabilitation Robot’ will make supervised physiotherapy available around the clock.


Dr. Geoff Fernie Recognized for Leadership in Rehabilitation Research In tribute to the 28th Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, Toronto Rehab’s Dr. Geoff Fernie was named the inaugural recipient of The Honourable David C. Onley Award. Dr. Geoff Fernie, Research Institute Director and Senior Scientist, has led the growth of Toronto Rehab’s research enterprise to become one of the most advanced rehabilitation programs in the world. His scope encompasses prevention of injury and disease and helping people with disability to live at home and to pursue a life of greater independence. The Honourable Vim Kochhar, Chair of the Canadian Foundation for Physically Disabled Persons, presented Dr. Fernie with his award. “We were very impressed with Dr. Fernie’s work at iDAPT,” he says. “It’s amazing what he is doing to help prevent falls and injury and to promote the message of inclusion.”



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Toronto Rehab’s iDAPT Centre is a network of 15 state-of-theart research labs, workshops and services credited with revolutionizing the science of rehabilitation. iDAPT provides cutting-edge technologies that allow researchers to recreate real-life conditions where they can study and produce practical new therapies and products to improve quality of life for all, regardless of age or disability. “I have been working closely with David on projects and his enthusiasm is infectious; I am very proud to be the recipient of the inaugural 2014 The Honourable David C. Onley Award,” says Dr. Fernie. “It is wonderful that I am being recognized for something

that I love doing – helping to prevent injuries and making it possible for people to live independently at home for as long as they can.”

thinking is what we need to make our society truly accessible,” says The Honourable David C. Onley, the 28th Lieutenant Governor of Ontario.

Dr. Fernie has also helped facilitate the development of products, including innovative wheelchairs and lifting devices, that empower independence. He is providing opportunities for individuals who live with disability and helping change the way people perceive disability.

“We congratulate Dr. Fernie on this much-deserved award,” says Cindy Yelle, President and CEO of Toronto Rehab Foundation. “Dr. Fernie has contributed immeasurably to this field of study and to Toronto Rehab by overseeing a more than ten-fold growth in the institute’s research capacity and ultimately enhancing the lives of countless individuals.”

“An engineer, an inventor and a visionary, Geoff Fernie sees the potential in everyone, and almost everything. He has helped redefine accessibility in Canada, and around the world. His kind of

Opposite: Dr. Geoff Fernie, The Honourable David C. Onley, former Ontario Lieutenant Governor and The Honourable Vim Kochhar at the Valentine Gala hosted by The Canadian Foundation for Physically Disabled Persons, in February 2014.

The Honourable David C. Onley Shortly after he took office as Ontario’s 28th Lieutenant Governor in 2007, The Honourable David C. Onley helped launch Toronto Rehab’s state-of-the-art iDAPT Centre for Rehabilitation Research. He has been supportive of Toronto Rehab ever since. He will be remembered as an extraordinary ambassador for Ontario who made accessibility the theme of his tenure. “Accessibility is that which enables people to achieve their full potential,” he says. “I believe we’ve changed the dialogue on accessibility.”

“An engineer, an inventor and a visionary, Geoff Fernie ... has helped redefine accessibility in Canada, and around the world. His kind of thinking is what we need to make our society truly accessible.” – THE HONOURABLE DAVID C. ONLEY, THE 28TH LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR OF ONTARIO

About growing up with a disability he says, “My parents didn’t treat me any differently; they raised me with the expectation that I was going to succeed.” As a result, he has had a successful career in television and radio and as a bestselling author. He is proud to advocate on behalf of people living with a disability. The Honourable Mr. Onley appreciates Dr. Fernie’s vision for the future. “He sees things differently. And I see things differently,” he says. “To quote Bernard Shaw: Some people see things as they are and ask why? I dream things that never were and ask why not? I feel Dr. Fernie is a living example of that.” Report to Our Community 2014



Thank You to Our Generous Donors We wish to thank all donors who have cumulatively donated $5,000 or more to Toronto Rehab Foundation prior to June 30, 2014. $5,000,000+ Judith R. Wilder

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$100,000-999,999 Aecon Group Inc. ARAMARK Canada Ltd. Estate of Hazel May Arnold The Harold E. Ballard Foundation Bayshore Home Health Bergmanis, Preyra LLP Estate of Richard C. & Ora J. Berkinshaw J. P. Bickell Foundation E. W. Bickle Foundation BMO Financial Group Borden Ladner Gervais LLP David & Patti Bragg Gerald & Susan Brockelsby Estate of Thomas William Butler Canadian National Railway Company Cardiac Health Foundation of Canada (CHFC) The Caring Foundation Timothy & Sheila Casgrain CIBC City of Toronto City Council, Toronto Health Care Fund Jamie S. Coatsworth & Christine Gillespie David & Lynn Coriat



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$25,000-49,999 A. Lassonde Sales Group A.S. May Powell Corporation Acosta Canada Estate of George Jackson Addison Allergan Inc. Angus Consulting Management Ltd. Aon Consulting Inc. Argus & Hollinger Inc. The Bitove Corporation Blue Rodeo Productions BMO Employee Charitable Foundation BMO Nesbitt Burns Richard J. Boxer The Braund Management Group Incorporated Campbell Company of Canada The Canada Life Assurance Company Canadian Tire Corporation, Limited Cangap Lending Corp. Capuchins of Central Canada Carwell Construction Ltd. Chinook Group Coca-Cola Bottling Ltd. Colgate-Palmolive Canada Inc. Coloplast Canada Corporation ConAgra Foods

Cott Beverages Canada S. David Craig & Donna Piccinin-Craig Crombie Kennedy Nasmark Inc. Nora Cullen, M.D. Arthur Dalfen Danone Inc. DuPont Canada Inc. The Eaton Foundation Edwards Charitable Foundation Enbridge Gas Distribution Inc. Howard J. Fergusson & Family Geoff Fernie, PhD & Bonnie Fernie Estate of Ina Mae Gall Gay Lea Foods Laurie Ann Goad Sidney H. Goldhart Goldman Sachs Canada Inc. The Miriam and Harold Green Family Foundation Estate of Ida Zella Groat H.C.S.O. Foundation Inc. Margaret M. Harris The Joan and Clifford Hatch Foundation Estate of Tatsuo (Ted) Hayashi Henderson Structured Settlements LP Honda of Canada Manufacturing The Hope Charitable Foundation Estate of Emily Annie Hopewell HSBC Securities (Canada) Humpty Dumpty Snack Foods Inc. ING Bank of Canada Instinet Canada Ltd. International Semi-Tech Microelectronics Invacare Canada Inc. Italpasta Limited Jackman Foundation Janes Family Foods Ltd. Jones Apparel Group Canada Harvey & Marsha Joseph McKenley Kidd Kimberly-Clark Inc. Jane Kinney Sheila Kirshenblatt Kraft Canada Inc. Labatt Breweries Ontario Estate of Archie Lamont

Lang Michener LLP Clifford Lax Daniel Lee Philip Lind London Life Insurance Company Macquarie Group Foundation Maple Leaf Consumer Foods Inc. Maple Leaf Foods Inc. Donald & Avril Martin McCain Foods (Canada) Ltd. Catherine & Gordon McCauley The Catherine & Maxwell Meighen Foundation Sidney Mendelson Merck Frosst Canada Ltd. The George Cedric Metcalf Charitable Foundation Minto Foundation Inc. Moore Corporation Limited Nancy Ralph & Associates The National Life Assurance Company of Canada Nestle Canada Inc. The Odan / Detech Group Inc. Ogilvy Renault Paul Oh, M.D. Onex Corporation The Pepsi Bottling Group Piller Sausages & Delicatessens Ltd. Robert Pitfield David W. Pretty Reckitt Benckiser (Canada Inc.) Felicia Ross Victoria Ross S.C. Johnson Wax Santa Maria Foods Corporation Saputo Cheese G.P. Saputo Dairy Products Scott Paper Limited Serono Canada Inc. Arnold Shniffer Simon Zucker & Associates Estate of Phyllis Olive Beatrice Sivell The Philip Smith Foundation Speight Van Nostrand & Gibson Limited Gaetan S. Tardif, M.D. & Monica Branigan, M.D. Telus Thomas, Large & Singer Inc.

David & Joanne Thring Towers Watson Estate of Fred Underhill Unico Foods Ltd. Sheila Waengler Joie P. Watts Michael Wekerle Scott & Marjorie Wetmore Gregory Whittaker William M. Dunne & Associates Ltd. Women’s Association of the Mining Industry of Canada Joan & Bob Wright Frances Zahra Zurich Canada Anonymous (4)

$10,000-24,999 20 Vic Management 2008120 Ontario Inc. A&M Cookie Company Canada (Colonial Cookies) A C Nielsen Company of Canada Ab HUR Oy Michael Abbott Adams Brands Inc. Agropur Fine Cheese Algoma Orchards Limited David Alter, M.D. & Family Alzheimer Society of Canada Hossein Amani, M.D. Donald & Noreen Angus Anne S. Angus Aqua Star Arjo Canada Susan M. Armstrong Bert Arnold Aviva Canada Inc. Estate of Walter J. Barr Peter Bartes Bayer Inc. Mark Bayley, M.D. & Suzanne Smith-Bayley Robert S. Bell, M.D. Bell Canada, Employee Giving Program Anna & Pietro Belvedere Benchmark Benefit Solutions Inc. Best Foods Canada Inc.

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Our Donors Better Beef Limited The Birks Family Foundation The Black Family Foundation Blaney McMurtry LLP The Boiler Inspection & Insurance Company of Canada Catherine Bratty British Columbia Packers Limited Rob & Teresa Brouwer Tania R. Bruno, M.D. Anthony S. Burns, M.D. Buttcon Limited Contractors & Engineers Barbara Butterwick Cadbury Chocolate Canada Inc. Cadbury Trebor Allan Inc. Calstone Inc. Charlotte M. Cameron Canada Bread Company Limited Canadian Italian Golf Association Canadian Spinal Research Organization Canadian Tire Real Estate Limited Caneast Foods Ltd. Anthony & G. Elizabeth Capon Paul Capon Estate of Paul Anthony Capon Capp Shupak Lawyers Cardiac Care Network Carranza LLP Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP Cavendish Farms Centa Construction Limited Central Park Lodges Ltd. The Centre for Education and Training Centrecorp Management Services Limited CFMT-TV Michael E. Charlton Connie Chen Estate of John Chiasson Chudleigh’s Clover Leaf Seafoods Inc. Colliers Macaulay Nicolls Inc. Colors Fruit (Canada) Inc. Compaq Canada Inc. Paul Comper, PhD Confederation Life Insurance Company Dean Connor & Maris Uffelmann



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Nora Flannigan Forum Equity Partners Inc. Estate of Thomas F. Foster Four Seasons Hotels Limited FPI Ltd. Estate of Paul Russell Frasca FUJIFILM Canada Inc. Andrea, Paulo, Giovanni & Isabella Furlan GE Canada Inc. General Motors of Canada Genuine Health Inc. Georgia Gerring Alastair Gillespie Gillette Canada Inc. John P. Ginou Give & Go Prepared Foods Ltd. Bernard Gluckstein GMP Securities L.P. Gold & Associates Barry J. Goldlist, M.D. Good Humor-Breyers Ice Cream Goodmans LLP Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP The Honourable Jerry & Carole Grafstein Estate of Jean Grant Louis Green John R. Gregory H. H. Angus & Associates Limited Richard & Nancy Hamm Estate of Ewart Max Harbour Harlequin Enterprises Limited Harts Upholstered Products Co. Ltd Bill & Jan Hatanaka Mary Hatch Gabriel J. Hayos Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario Foster Hewitt Foundation Sheila & Howard Hicks Hicks Morley Hamilton Stewart & Storie Jean E. Hill Hobart Food Equipment Group Canada Richard L. Holbrook R. Brian Holmes, M.D. Hostess Frito-Lay Douglas & Karen Houston

Howie, Sacks & Henry Lawyers HTX.CA-The Health Technology Exchange Hudson’s Bay Company Reg Hunter Estate of Doris Hutton IBM Canada Ltd. IBM Employees’ Charitable Fund ICE River Springs Water Co. Inc. Interpaving Limited Investors Group Inc. Irving Tissue / Les Papiers Irving Richard Isaac, M.D. & Brian Sambourne Rosamond Ivey The Richard Ivey Foundation Arthur & Judy James Colin James Donald James Bill Jardine JC Clark Ltd. The Jeff Healey Band Susan Jewell Edith & Kenneth Jewett Johnson & Johnson Inc. Estate of Mildred Cecile Johnston JTI Macdonald Corp The Julie-Jiggs Foundation K-Bro Linen Systems Inc. Ronald Keren, M.D. James W. & Ruth Kerr KIK Corporation Holdings Inc. Estate of Jacob M. Kirshenblatt Estate of Kenneth Lawrence Kleinsteiber David L. Knight Knights of Columbus Kodak Canada Inc. Kodak Canada Inc. Employees Chest Kretschmar Inc. Murray Krock Lafarge Canada Inc. Robert Lam, M.D. Lantic Sugar Limited The Art Latcham Charitable Foundation The Lawson Foundation Lax O’Sullivan Scott Lisus LLP LEA Consulting Ltd.

John Lederer Louise Lemieux-Charles Dayle Ann Levine Marianne Levitsky Estate of Susan B. Lind Lindt & Sprungli Canada Inc. Winston & Stephanie Ling Marilyn & Douglas Linton Natalie & Sidney Liswood Alexander Lo, M.D. Charles Lombard London Guarantee Insurance Company Denis Love The George Lunan Foundation Lyndhurst Gift Shop Bruce S. MacGowan Mackenzie Financial Charitable Foundation William MacKinnon Maclean Hunter Limited John Madden Arlene Manankil-Boyce Manifest Communications Inc. Maple Lodge Farms Malcolm & Andrea Marcus Estate of Elly Marks Maynards Industries Ltd. McCarthy Tetrault LLP Lynda McColl McCormick Canada Inc. I.A. McEwan, Q.C. Colleen McGillivray, M.D. William McLean Judy McLeod Estate of Gary Ralph McMackin MED2020 Health Care Software Inc. Medisystem Pharmacy Ltd. Mellon Bank Canada Menkes Developments Inc. Menu Foods Limited Merrill Lynch Canada Incorporated A grant from Linda Mezon Janet & Roland Michener Microcomputer Science Centre Inc. Alex Mihailidis, PhD MintoUrban Communities Inc.

The Minute Maid Company Canada Inc. Molson Indy Festival Foundation Susan Monteith John Moore F. K. Morrow Foundation MTS Allstream Inc. Munich Reinsurance Company of Canada (MROC) Murphy Hilgers Architects Inc. Nabisco Limited National Trust The Nesbitt Family Newcourt Credit Group Inc. Newell Rubbermaid Clifford Nordal Normerica Northstar Research Partner Inc. Novartis Pharmaceuticals Canada Inc. O&Y Enterprises Olymel/Flamingo S.E.C / L.P. Ortho Canada Medical Products Alborz Oshidari, M.D. Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP Terrence O’Sullivan & Corey Simpson P & H Foods P.O.F. Productions Pactiv Canada Inc. Sheila D. Paradi Parmalat Canada Parmalat Dairy & Bakery Inc. Par-Pak Ltd. Barbara & Peter Pauly Jennifer & Yezdi Pavri PCL Packaging Corp. Estate of David Robert Peacock Pentax Canada Inc. Pepsi-Cola Canada Ltd. Pharma Plus Drugmarts Pillsbury Canada Limited Pioneer Electronics of Canada Inc. Placer Dome Inc. Milos Popovic, PhD Premcorp Presidential Gourmet Corp. President’s Choice Financial Principal Marques Inc.

On Track to Cardiac Recovery 2014 Toronto Rehab Foundation’s annual On Track to Cardiac Recovery fundraising walk has raised over $1.5 million for cardiac rehabilitation. In this, our 11th year, we raised over $150,000 in support of Canada’s first Cardiac College, an online and best-in-class educational curriculum for the cardiac rehab population. We would not be where we are today without our dedicated On Track Committee, led by Jim Chestnutt. Inspired by the care he received 24 years ago after a serious heart attack, Jim gives back out of gratitude. Each year, he leads the fundraising efforts to help support North America’s largest Cardiac Rehab program. Jim congratulated the 2014 top fundraisers, program graduate Roberto Lio who raised $15,000, and Jessica Coriat who raised $12,000 and presented them each with a commemorative trophy. We are grateful to our sponsors: Yorkville Asset Management Inc., KPMG, The O’Grady Group, Deloitte, Scotiabank, Howard J. Fergusson Insurance Agencies, Sun Life Financial, Thomas Large & Singer, AGF, Jason Kroft and Family and David’s Condiments. A special thank you to Toronto City Councillor John Parker for his remarks and continued support. Toronto Rehab Cardiac Rehabilitation Program staff members: Fatim Ajwani, Gerilyn Sheppard, Marcella Calouro, Ryan Horvath and Shital Shah at the annual fundraising event.

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Will Davidson LLP Golf Classic Toronto Rehab Foundation is grateful to Will Davidson LLP for hosting the third annual Golf Classic in support of rehabilitation. Held at the DiamondBack Golf Club, this year’s June 24th event raised over $50,000 with more than $130,000 raised over the last three years. With leadership from Partner Paul Miller, Will Davidson LLP successfully founded this event to inspire their colleagues and the community to join them in support of Toronto Rehab Foundation. We thank all participants for their support and are grateful to Henderson Structured Settlements LP and Collins Barrow Chartered Accountants for their sponsorship. See you on the greens in June 2015! Clockwise from left: Paul Miller is joined by Toronto Rehab staff on the golf course; Susan Jewell, Toronto Rehab’s Senior Vice-President and Executive Lead, is pictured with (left to right) Deborah Russell, Stewart Dankner, Paul Massaroni and Arlene Boyce; Gary R. Will is joined by (left to right) Jay Rudolph from Rudolph Mediation & Arbitration Services Inc., Paul Mandel and Andre Kleynhans from Collins Barrow.



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Gregory Steers John & Sharon Stewart Stikeman Elliott LLP Harvey & Cathy Strosberg Summit Technologies Inc. Sun Media Corporation Suncor Inc. Sutts, Strosberg LLP Swiss Re Life & Health Canada T. McConnell Sales and Marketing Ltd. Warren Tang Donald Taylor Bachir Tazkarji, M.D. & Hala Idlbi Jay Telfer TFI Food Equipment Solutions The Printing House Ltd. Therapist’s Choice Medical Supplies Inc. Thomson Terminals Limited S. Chum Torno Toronto Blue Jay Baseball Club Torstar Corporation Marilyn A. Tory Torys LLP Estate of Lillian Massey Treble Tree of Life Canada Inc. Tridel Enterprises Inc. Trinity Development Group Inc. Victoria Trohak Trophy Foods Inc. Turner Fleischer Architects Ultima Foods Inc. - Yoplait Unisource Canada Inc. University of Toronto Urban Electrical Contractors Alex & Meredith Vaccari & Family Janet & Peter van Nostrand Helen E. Van Zeyl Karima Velji VNU Inc W. Ralston (Canada) Inc. David Ward Diana Weatherall John G. Weir Wellington West Capital Markets Inc. Western Creamery Inc.

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Digital Equipment of Canada Ltd. Dignity Transportation Inc. Dominion Textile Foundation Marshall & Dorothy Donaldson Terry Donnelly Dow Chemical Canada Inc. Garth & Pearl Drabinsky Dorothy Dunlop The Edward Dunlop Foundation Charles Dunstan Trudy Eagan Jim Ecclestone H.J. Eiley Elmira Poultry Inc. Laszlo Endrenyi Energizer Canada Inc. Environics Communications Inc. The Erin Mills Development Corporation Eurovintage International Inc. EvansMartin LLP Chartered Accountants Export Packers Foods Limited Expresco Foods Elizabetta Fascio Leonard Feigman, Q.C. Mary L. Ferguson-Pare Filigree Design First Health Care Services Inc. Firstservice Corporation FlexITy Solutions Inc. Gordon Fowler Robert G. Franks Choken Fukuhara GaitRite Jeremy Garbutt George & Helen Gardiner Foundation Emmanuelle Gattuso Jack & Sybil Geller Gemini Food (1989) Corporation The General Accident Assurance Company The Gibson-Armstrong Trust Marcel M. Gingras GlaxoSmithKline Glow Productions Ltd. Gluskin Sheff + Associates Inc. Leonard Gold

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Our Donors Sheba Goldstein Goodlife Fitness Club The Wolfe & Millie Goodman Foundation Goodrich Turbomachinery Products Estate of Ethel Shirley Gossage Gracious Living Industries Inc. Grand River Poultry Farm Ltd. Doug & Ruth Grant Lesley E. Gregory Estate of Walter John Gregory Peggy H. Griffiths Grimm’s Foods Limited The Guarantee Company of North America Guy Guimond Linda Gupwell H & R Developments H.N. Construction Limited Hallmark Cards Canada Joan & Fred Hamilton Hamilton Beach/Proctor-Silex Hammerschlag & Joffe Inc. Handi Foods Ltd. Delia L. Hannon Harco Publishing Kevin S. Harper William Harper J. A. Harris Health Bound Health Network Stuart & Marie Henry Paul Hickey Karen Higgins High Liner Foods Incorporated Highview Residences & McCormick Home Foundation April & Norbert Hoeller Constance Howell Estate of Josefa Christine Hull Donald F. Hunter Charitable Foundation James Huth Edward J. Huycke The Hylcan Foundation ICORD The Independent Order of Foresters Instore Products Ltd. Inter-Action Rehabilitation Inc. Ippolito Fruit & Produce Limited



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Italian Home Bakery Ltd. J.D. Sweid Ltd. J.E. Russell Produce Ltd. J.J. Barnicke Limited Hal Jackman Foundation The Jackson Family Fund (a fund held within the Oakville Community Foundation) Jacques, Whitford and Associates Limited Jaguar Mining Inc. Jamieson Laboratories Ltd. Jannock Limited Johnson Worldwide Associates Canada Inc. Johnston Smith International Inc. Laurent M. Joly Juan Carranza Barrister & Solicitor David B. Jubb Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Hon. Robert P. Kaplan Minnie Kazdan Kearsley Electric Limited Rosemary J. Kennett William & Leona Keough Edward J. Kernaghan Lloyd Kirk Joan Kitchen J. Korman Mitchell Kostuch Estate of John Michael Kuis John Labay Laidlaw Inc. Charles Laidley Laidley Management Corporation Lancor Electric (1996) Ltd. Langar Foundation Carol Ann Langston Spencer Lanthier & Diana Bennett Robert Laurent & Family Lavo Inc. Leaside Secondary School Leisureworld Lerners LLP Les Cuisines Rochette Inc. Estate of Frances Levine Eve Lewis Lewiscraft Corporation

Michelle P. Li Ki Kit Li France Little Audrey Leob & David Ross Lonestar Vacuum Inc. Lost Script III Productions Inc. Estate of Mary Elinor Lott Karen P. Louie Lovas Stanley/Ray & Berndtson Inc. Wailan Low J. Alexander Lowden Lundbeck Canada Inc. Allan MacDonald Alan & Glynis MacGibbon Loralee F. MacLean Mady Development Corporation William Malinsky Maple Leaf Meats Inc. Maple Leaf Poultry George Mara Mills L. Marrs Marsan Foods Ltd. Marsham International Food Brokers Inc. Martin & Sheryl Teplitsky Services Limited Joel E. Maser, M.D. Maxims Limited Partnership Evelyn Mayall MC Integrated Inc Estate of Sadie McConnach McDonald’s Restaurants of Canada Ltd. Stuart McKay McKinsey & Company Inc. Brian McLaughlin McMillan Binch Barristers & Solicitors Alan & Ruth McNally Gail & Fred McRobie MDS Inc. James Meekison & Carolyn Keystone Michael & Kelly Meighen Mercer Estate of Gerald Francis Merrick Metroland William P. Mico T. Donald Miller Foundation Minden Gross Grafstein & Greenstein LLP

Mitchell’s Gourmet Foods Inc. T.F. Mohan The Molson Companies David Moore Stephen Moore Morneau Sobeco David D. Morris Morrison Lamothe Inc. The Mortgage Insurance Company of Canada Fiona S. Morton Charles Moses Motion Specialties Carol Mulder Ingrid Navidad Peter Naylor Nestle Purina PetCare Neuro-Rehab Services The New Zealand and Australian Lamb Company Ltd. Sunny S. Ng Northbud Distributors Ltd. The Northpine Foundation Northstar Aerospace Canada Novopharm Nursing & Homemakers Inc. NuStep, Inc. Oakrun Farm Bakery Ltd. Office Equipment Company of Canada Ltd. Ontario Hospital Association Ontario Tree Fruits Limited Joyce E. Osborne Charles E. Otton P.L. Foods Limited Jennifer & Lou Pagnutti Paliare Roland Rosenberg Rothstein LLP Carol Panasiuk Panigas Group of Companies Paradigm Capital Estate of Alan Lorne Paterson The Pathfinder Foundation Patton Cormier and Associates David A. Payne Penfund Management Limited Donald M. Penrose Perfect Son Productions Physiotherapy Foundation of Canada

Leaders in Staff Giving

Estate of Mary Pollard Mona Pope Power Corporation of Canada Prevention & Rehabilitation of Osteoporosis Production Design International Inc. Promotivate International Inc. Provincial Sales David M. Prussky Puddy Bros. Limited Christopher Purkis The Q.E.H. Nursing Division QTG Quality Meat Group Ltd. Isabella Ragen Anne K. Randell Ratiopharm Raymond James Ltd. RBC Dominion Securities Inc. Rebanks Pepper Littlewood Boyd Architects Inc. Redpath Sugars Rehabilitation Management, Inc. Paul A. Reinhart Request Foods Bruce Richmond RIT Dragon Boat Team Paul Rodwell Rogers Broadcasting Limited Roll Form Group Ronco Protective Products Ronzoni Foods Canada Corp. Ros-Bay Developments Inc. Rosenbloom Groupe Inc. John B. Ross Rotary Club of Leaside Charitable Foundation The Rotman Family Charitable Foundation Roxon Medi-Tech Ltd. James Ruderman Estate of Sara Margaret Russell Rybka Smith & Ginsler Ltd. S & T Lavlin Engineers & Constructers S.R.T. Med-Staff International Inc. The Salden Foundation Eric Sanderson SC Johnson & Son Ltd. SCA Hygiene Products Inc.

Sceptre Investment Counsel Lawrence & Mary Jane Scott Select Food Products Limited Jan A. Seyfried Sarah Shapiro Firoz (Rose) Shariff Robert D. Sheaffer Gerald Sheff & Shanitha Kachan Charitable Foundation Linda Sherwood The David & Francine Shields Family Charitable Foundation Shulton Canada Inc. The Carolyn Sifton Charitable Foundation Silani Sweet Cheese Ltd. Betty & Paul Simpson & Ronald Rolls Peter Singer Siskinds LLP Robert & Olive Smith Sobey’s Company Inc. Sodexo Sorrell Financial Inc. Spinal Cord Injury Canada St. Lawrence Cement Inc. The Standard Life Assurance Company Stantec Architecture Ltd. Estate of Joseph S. Stauffer Jeffrey Steckley Alec D. Stevenson John M. Stewart Stoneworth Ltd. Vernon & Flora Strickland Susan Martha Strong Subway Alan D. Summerville Sunrise Senior Living Services Inc. (Canada) Sunrise Senior Living Services Inc. (Thornhill) Mark Surchin Randy Swan D’Arcy Sweeney Sweeny Sterling Finlayson & Co. Architects Inc. William Sylvester Helen Szabo Tagged Inc. Patrick Taylor

Toronto Rehab’s Staff Giving campaigns provide opportunities for our colleagues to show their commitment and dedication to patients and their families by raising funds for equipment and other areas of need. For the second year in a row, Toronto Rehab had the highest participation numbers of all the UHN hospitals. In recognition of our outstanding staff fundraising achievements, former UHN President and CEO Dr. Bob Bell presented the 2013 I Give @ UHN trophy to Sue Jewell, Toronto Rehab’s Senior Vice-President and Executive Lead and Toronto Rehab’s Giving Together Co-Chairs, Richard Khoo, Manager of Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) Services, and Mary-Grace Grossi, Program Services Manager, MSK Rehab. Annually, Toronto Rehab Foundation kicks off our own Giving Together campaign then joins with its partner hospitals at University Health Network (UHN) for I Give @ UHN. Both campaigns allow Toronto Rehab staff to help enhance the lives of the patients we serve. In 2013, Toronto Rehab raised over $115,000. We thank our extraordinary and tireless co-chairs Richard Khoo and Mary-Grace Grossi. Above: Susan Jewell and Toronto Rehab’s Giving Together Co-Chairs, Richard Khoo and Mary-Grace Grossi receive the I Give @ UHN trophy from Dr. Robert Bell.

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Our Donors TD Securities Inc. Teplitsky, Colson LLP Terraplan Landscape Architects Lesley J. Thacker The News Group Therapy Supplies and Rental Limited Thermo Design Insulation Ltd. Bill & Bronwen Thomas David Thompson Nancy Thomson Timothy’s World Coffee Tippet Foundation TLS Inc./Thomas Large & Singer Toronto International Film Festival Group Toronto Orthopedic Appliance Services Ltd. Toronto Rehab Medical Staff Association Toronto West Stroke Network University Health Network Natalie K. Townsend Transamerica Life Canada Trans-Ocean Products Inc. Trebor Allan Trebor Canada Inc. Trilon Financial Corporation Trinity Plastic Products Inc. Elsa Tse UBS Securities Canada Inc. Umbra UNI Foods Inc. Unitel Communications Inc. University of Toronto - Office of Advancement Robin Verduyn, M.D. Milan Voticky W. T. Lynch Foods Limited William Ross Walker Wallenstein Feed Charitable Foundation Daniel Walters Warren Bitulithic Limited William R. Waters The M.M. Webb Foundation Maurice Joseph and Louis Weisfeld Charitable Foundation Peter Weiss Westmoreland Beaver Bible Class Westmount Storefront Systems Ltd.



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Estate of Arthur L. Whitehead Wildeboer Dellelce LLP John Wildman The Works Design Communications Ltd. Lawrence Wright Estate of Gerald Ivan Miles Young Estate of Angel and Dvora Zylberman Anonymous (16)

Research Chairs Chairholder: Dr. Alex Mihailidis; The Barbara G. Stymiest Chair in Rehabilitation Technology Research Chairholder: Dr. Douglas Bradley; The Clifford Nordal Chair in Sleep Apnea and Rehabilitation Research Chairholder: Dr. Mark Bayley; The Saunderson Family Chair in Acquired Brain Injury Research Chairholder: Dr. Susan Jaglal; Toronto Rehabilitation Institute Chair at the University of Toronto Chairholder: Dr. Milos Popovic; Toronto Rehabilitation Institute Chair in Spinal Cord Injury Research

Group Initiatives $5,000+ Albert Pace & Kristin Morch Fundraising Reception Bob Baun Celebrity Golf Classic Bollywood Tribute Dinner & Dance in Honour of Parviz Manji Brainsgiving Comedy Night Canadian Hairdresser’s Charity Golf Tournament Cardiac Health Foundation of Canada’s Walk of Life Clifford Nordal Chair in Sleep Apnea and Rehabilitation Research Coffey International Golf Tournament Conquering Mt. Kilimanjaro Dan Hill Benefit Concert for Toronto Rehab Extendicare: It’s In Our Genes To Give Dinner Extendicare Gala Fundraising Breakfast, Hosted by Sun Life Financial Fundraising Breakfast, Hosted by Deloitte. Gala 1-18 Presented by Loblaws G-O-O-O-O-O-A-L! Soccer Championship Harvey’s Back Gala HeartBeat Invitational Charitable Golf Tournament Hearts on Bay, Hosted by Bennett Jones LLP Hearts on Bay, Hosted by KPMG

Hearts on Bay, Hosted by RBC In Honour of Barry Caplan John Counsell Commemoration Fund Kocisko-Le Muscadin Golf Tournament Loblaw Properties Limited Golf Tournament Lyndhurst Gift Shop Marquest Investments Group Challenge Monster Bike Ride On Track to Cardiac Recovery REHABilitate REBUILD RESTORE Rick Hansen Wheels In Motion Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon Sharwood Golf Classic The St. George’s Society of Toronto - Red Rose Ball 2013 Thursday Night 4 Rehab Tim Hick Golf Classic Toronto Rehab Foundation’s Annual Gala Toronto Rehab’s Giving Together Staff Campaign Toronto Rehabilitation Institute Chair in Cardiovascular and Metabolic Rehabilitation Research Tribute Dinner, Live Auction & Wine Tasting— Rocco Piselli Therapeutic Garden at Lakeside Long-Term Care Centre Will Davidson LLP Golf Classic William A. Cunningham/ Deloitte. Challenge Women & Health Fundraising Breakfast

We gratefully acknowledge the support of donors to Toronto Rehab Foundation’s heritage foundations: Hillcrest Hospital Foundation Lyndhurst Hospital Foundation Queen Elizabeth Hospital Foundation Rehabilitation Institute of Toronto Foundation

Legacy Society Toronto Rehab’s Legacy Society celebrates the generosity of donors who have made a planned gift to Toronto Rehab. Peter Bello Anthony & G. Elizabeth Capon Jamie Coatsworth & Christine Gillespie Marlene Hartley Ronald Hibbert Bill Isberg Rebecca Kellman Jennifer & Yezdi Pavri David W. Pretty Deanne J. Schenke Branislav Stojicic Judith R. Wilder Anonymous (3)

Community Events 2013-14 Bollywood Tribute Dinner & Dance in Honour of Parviz Manji Brainsgiving 2013 CHFC Walk of Life 2014 Coffey International Golf Tournament Dan Hill Benefit Concert for Toronto Rehab Extendicare Gala Hearts on Bay, Hosted by Bennett Jones LLP On Track to Cardiac Recovery Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon 3rd Annual Will Davidson Golf Classic Tim Hick Golf Classic

Giving Back Through Volunteering

Tribute Honourees 2013-14 In Honour Andrew Maurice Arraya Israel Chojnacki Eric J. Drinkwater Bayla Hernick Bill & Carol Hick Larraine Langer Victoria Lazier George Leonard Fred A. Litwin Evelyn Lockwood Ron Meredith-Jones Linda Mezon Rose Patten Ros Rewald Donald M. Ross Gary Siskend Nancy Thomson Dr. Joan Tucker Mr. & Mrs. Stephen Vickar

In Memory Viola Barnes Raffaele Ralph Brandolini Daniel Brassard Myer Brody Steven Brown Isabel Brubacher Patti Dawson Hilary Dell Johnny Esaw Karen Falconer Stanley Finkelstein Robert Finnie Eric Fleming Al Gabrysz Jessie Golets Brydon Grant Maria Guaragna Lucille Elizabeth Harper Ronald Hibbert Andrew Hughes

Antonio Iaquinta Ben Kolisnyk Fotini “Effie” Kolivakis Jerry Lilakos Barry MacKay Keith MacPherson Matthew McCluggage Gertrude (Buna) McGarva Hugh McGuigan Gary O’Hara Anne Polanyi David Pretty Luisa Quintero Virginia Ricci Silvia Rotman Margaret Shapiro Irene Simmons Doreen O. Skitch Mickey Steadman Pansy & Ralph Stewart Valentins Taurins Rick Taylor Nancy Tucker Jonathan Tully Jamie Leigh Woods

We have made every effort to ensure the accuracy of this list. Please contact us at 416-597-3040 or trf@uhn.ca if your name has been listed or omitted in error.

Popular Toronto Rehab volunteer Tim Giblin generously volunteers his time each week to encourage patients through their rehabilitation journey. Tim’s love for the hospital and compassion for patients were recognized when he won the first round of the 2014 Scotiabank Game Changers competition, an award for outstanding individuals who make a difference in their communities. This summer, he was awarded a charitable donation for Toronto Rehab Foundation at the Hamilton Tiger-Cats home opener game. “This experience has been indescribable,” says Tim of winning the Game Changer title. “The excitement I felt at the game is the same excitement I feel every time I volunteer at Toronto Rehab. Spending my time giving back brings me so much joy.” When he experienced a cerebral aneurysm in 1997 at 30 years of age, he was not expected to survive, but he did. Thanks to

Toronto Rehab, he learned to walk and talk again. Encouraged by the dedication, compassion and expertise of his Toronto Rehab therapists, doctors and nurses, he gained the courage to persevere. Tim is a passionate advocate for patients, particularly those living with brain injury. “My goal is to help families cope with and understand the impact this has on their lives moving forward. I encourage patients to never lose hope.”

Above: A well-known face at Toronto Rehab’s University Centre, Tim Giblin volunteers because Toronto Rehab gave him his life back. This summer Tim was named a round one winner of the Scotiabank Game Changer Program, donating his prize to Toronto Rehab Foundation.

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Key Financial Highlights 2013-14 Philanthropy has a profound impact on our patients’ journey to recovery.

Total Pledges & New Gifts: $7,454,353 Investment Revenue: $1,776,931 Pledges & New Gifts 2013-14*




Major Gifts $4,113,497 Annual Fund $693,904


Special Events $629,111


Planned Giving/Estates $160,547 Corporations $1,857,294 *Does not include payments on previous pledges or investment income



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2013-14 Grants made to Toronto Rehab $1,797,528 invested in hospital programs and Research Chairs $1,100,000 invested in research annual support and additional high priority needs $2,897,528 in total grants The Foundation invested an additional $400,000 in research, technology, and innovation.

Toronto Rehab Foundation Board of Directors

Editor: Christine Henry | Contributing Writers: Robyn Short, Michelle Purdy | Design: Sara Purves, Rubine Red Inc. Photography: William Suarez, Anna Bratt , Jordan Prussky , UHN Photographics, Rick Madonik/Toronto Star (Dina Pestonj), Scotiabank, Arezou Firouzeh, Canan Photography (Eddit Sabat), McPherson’s Photography, Toronto Rehab images, David Kelly of New End Productions (Kevin Rempel), Canadian Federation for Physically Disabled Persons and SNAP.

Facts and Figures An international leader in rehabilitation sciences, Toronto Rehab delivers quality education, engages in leading-edge research and provides outstanding patient care.

Facts More than half of us will be touched by disability, either personally or through someone in our immediate family circle.

The number of individuals aged 65 and older will double over the next two decades.

About 90 per cent of people over age 65 have at least one chronic disease, and 80 per cent have at least two.

An estimated 27 per cent of Ontario families have provided care continuously for two years.

William A. Cunningham (Chair) Robert W. Blakely (Vice Chair) M. Scott Wetmore (Treasurer) Cindy Yelle (President and Secretary; ex officio) Timothy W. Casgrain, C.M. (Past Chair) Carrie L. Cook Michael A. Eizenga Joni Fernandes Lynda Friendly Carole Grafstein, C.M. Lesley E. Gregory Justine Jackson (ex officio) Owen Lawson Mark I. Litwin Andrea Kale Marcus Linda F. Mezon John O’Grady Terrence J. O’Sullivan Grant D. Roebuck Mitchell J. Sanders Cathy Strosberg Dr. Gaetan Tardif Dr. William Waters, C.M. Toronto Rehab Foundation is grateful to our recently retired Board members for their tremendous work and dedication. Richard Abboud Dr. Robert Bell Howard Fergusson Gabe Hayos Evan Ross

2013-14 Statistics 134,005 Inpatient Days


97,585 Clinic & Day/Night Care Visits 429 Inpatient Beds $17, 807, 322 Research Activity Over 1,900 staff, 480 active volunteers

Fund superior patient care, outstanding education and pioneering rehabilitation research.

Choose to Make a Difference. Support Us Today. Toronto Rehab Foundation Tel: 416.597.3040

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Toronto Rehab Foundation 2014 Annual Report  

Transforming Lives through Philanthropy The generosity of our donors is fundamentally linked to Toronto Rehab’s success in empowering indiv...

Toronto Rehab Foundation 2014 Annual Report  

Transforming Lives through Philanthropy The generosity of our donors is fundamentally linked to Toronto Rehab’s success in empowering indiv...