March 16, 2011 -- Baycrest received one of four inaugural Neurological Health Charities Canada (NHCC) Change Maker Awards. The award was presented at the NHCC’s BrainWave dinner on March 1 in Toronto. This event launched Canada’s first-ever National Brain Awareness Month, an effort to shine the spotlight on issues facing almost 11 million Canadians living with brain conditions (neurological and psychiatric).
“We are extremely honoured to receive this award which recognizes our leadership in adult brain health innovations and our advocacy efforts on behalf of seniors suffering from cognitive and emotional disorders,” said Dr. Bill Reichman, President and CEO, Baycrest. "We thank the NHCC for publicly honouring our tradition of raising awareness about brain health, finding and testing new solutions to keep our minds healthy, and incubating new approaches to care. "
Joyce Gordon, chair, Neurological Health Charities Canada, and CEO, Parkinson Society Canada said, “Baycrest is a shining example of what is possible when leaders embrace the values of innovation, inclusion and integration for the benefit of people living with a brain condition, and we hope, an example that others will follow.