Our Volunteers

The best way to live a longer and healthier life, is to pay it forward.

A heartfelt thank you to our volunteers, we appreciate
the efforts and contribution to the success of our challenge!

Founding Volunteers

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Manny Kapur

Xthetica, Founder

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Kate Kotyleva, M.D.

Xthetica, Medical Expert

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Hannah Rastrick

Executive Health Centre, Communications

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Marie-France Corriveau

Innovation Health, Graphic/Web Designer

Volunteer Team

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Cheryl Angeles

Executive Health Centre

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Salma Kassaby, B.Sc., N.D.

Executive Health Centre

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Virginia Florentin B.Sc., M.D.

Executive Health Centre

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Elizabeth Goldspink, B.A., N.D.

Executive Health Centre

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Devon McGregor

Co-Founder of Balance Fitness

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Richard Robbins

CEO, Richard Robbins International Inc.

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Carmine Filice D.C.,CSCS

Founder and director of The Performance Lab

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Greg Wells, Ph.D.

CEO, Wells Performance Inc.

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Rick Perin

Co-Founder DPI Construction Inc.

Elvio DiSimone

Co-Founder DPI Construction Inc.

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Carmen Sebert

Associate Director, Advancement
University of Toronto, Faculty of Medicine

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Darina Landa

Executive Director, Advancement
University of Toronto, Faculty of Medicine

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Questions & Answers

Are there administrative fees to U of T Faculty of Medicine?

100% of donations will go to the respective funds. There are no administrative fees or charges.

Can I donate by wire transfer or stock?

Yes, you can donate by wire transfer or stock and certainly by credit card, and cheques too.

How do I get a Charitable Tax Receipt?

If making a donation online, a tax receipt will be emailed to you immediately. If making a donation by wire transfer, stock or cheque, a tax receipt will be mailed to you shortly after.

Can I direct my donation to one specific challenge?

We will be asking you to share your preferences, if any. However, as this Challenge evolves, priorities will change and we would like for the University of Toronto, Faculty of Medicine team, to ethically prioritize the funds to the most urgent needs in a timely and appropriate manner.

Can I choose which challenge impacts I want to support?

We will be asking you if you have any preferences during your donation registration. Our goal is to place the impact where it’s needed the most given the uncertainty of need during the weeks and months ahead. However, your wishes will be honoured.

What is the governance model that you will be using for this Challenge?

The donation is collected by the University of Toronto. The governance of the funds is managed by the Dean of Medicine, in consultation with the Dean’s Executive Team. The distribution of the assets will be done in consultation with the Toronto Academic Health Science Network. See more about this throughout our website.

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Our Challenges

Personal ProtectionHelp Workers

The world is facing a shortage of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) against COVID-19. Masks are especially in demand. We also need more gowns, gloves and shields. As we find sources of all types of PPE through our collective efforts, the Faculty of Medicine at U of T, together with their TAHSN hospitals, will support the ethical distribution of all PPE to the hospitals who need them most.

Safe SanctuariesHelp Doctors

Beyond providing our frontline with masks, we can do more. At the peak of the pandemic, up to 20% of healthcare providers may need to be isolated at any one time, away from their family. Many Residents and Fellows (specialists in training) often have trouble finding a place to self isolate safely. Hence, together with the U of T Faculty of Medicine, we are reaching out to hotel chains to help with critical short-term accommodation.

Battling COVID-19Help Researchers

The University of Toronto, Faculty of Medicine, has created a Toronto COVID-19 Action Fund of $6,000,000, and we are seeking contributions to increase the size of this fund (target of $10M). This Fund supports research that renders near-term results (12 months) to positively impact individuals, communities and public health systems. The funds are open to researchers at U of T and across our partner hospitals.

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