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MAKE HISTORY WITH US

As innovators, influencers and drivers of change we’re calling on Canada’s tech community to innovate for SickKids. Our fundraising challenge: $25 million to invest in big-data solutions and a modern new hospital to support AI’s limitless possibilities.

EARLY ADOPTERS

They’re founders and CEOs, lawyers and entrepreneurs. Here are the people who’ve stepped up and joined our fight.

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Jodi Kovitz, Co-Chair

Founder and CEO, #movethedial
Volunteer, SickKids Campaign Cabinet

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Salim Teja

 Partner, Radical Ventures
Volunteer, SickKids Campaign Cabinet

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Chad Bayne

Partner, Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP

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Dr. Brett Belchetz

Co-Founder and CEO, Maple

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Erin Bury

 CEO, Willful

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Lori Casselman

 Executive Advisor

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Roger Chabra

CIO, TribalScale

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Michael Cohen

GM, Zero Gravity Labs, LoyaltyOne

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Jennifer Couldrey

Executive Director, Upside Foundation

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CHRIS DUNLY

Chief Innovation Officer, PwC Canada

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Chris Eben

Managing Partner, TWG

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Candice Faktor

Partner, Faktory Ventures

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Craig Follet

Advisor

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Randy Frisch

Co-Founder, CMO & President, Uberflip

Jared Gutstadt

 CEO, Jingle Punks

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SHEETAL JAILTY

Founder and CEO, TribalScale

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Rasha Katabi

Founder, Brim Financial

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Michael Katchen

Co-Founder and CEO, Wealthsimple

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Christian Lassonde

Founder & Managing Partner, Impression Ventures and Vice-Chair, SickKids Foundation

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Michael Litt

Co-Founder and CEO, Vidyard

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Jeff Musson

President and CEO, Dynamite Network

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Matthew O’Leary

 Strategic Partnerships, Shopify

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KEVIN OULDS

 Founder and Head of Business Development, Willful

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Jennifer Patterson

Chief Marketing Officer, NEXT Canada

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Ray Reddy

Founder, Ritual

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Sarah Richard

CMO, CARROT Rewards

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Michele Romanow

Co-Founder and President, Clearbanc

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Jay Rosenzweig

CEO, Rosenzweig & Company

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Ameet Shah

Partner, Golden Venture Partners

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Megan Shay

 VP, Digital, Cohn & Wolfe and VP, Digital at National Public Relations

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PAUL TESHIMA

CEO, Nudge.ai

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Douglas Soltys

 Editor-in-Chief, Betakit

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Daniel Warner

Founder and CEO, MediSeen

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Stacy Woloschuk

 Senior Partnerships, Brim Financial

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Steve Woods

CTO, Nudge Software Inc

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Fatima Zaidi

 Founder and CEO, Quill

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Ben Zlotnick

Founder and CEO, Eden App

Ben Zifkin

Founder and CEO, Hubba

TWG No Limits Catalyst Donor
Amar Varma Disruptor ($1MM+)
Be the First Investor ($500,000 – $999,999)
Be the First Driver ($250,000 – $499,999)
Be the First
Salim, Fahreen, Sara and Aydin Teja Designer ($50,000 – $99,9999)
Uberflip Builder ($25,000 – $49,999)
Jodi Kovitz Builder ($25,000 – $49,999)
Mark & Jade Jaine Builder ($25,000 – $49,999)
Tjene Friends of Tech4SickKids ($10,000- $24,999)

JOIN THE FIGHT

Whether you donate, host a ping pong tourney, or inspire your employees to give, every contribution helps build a better SickKids.

Here’s how you can get involved.

THE CAUSE

Tech4SickKids supports two main initiatives: 

01 AIM4Kids

Artificial Intelligence in Medicine for Kids (AIM4Kids) is an in-house resource hub to steer AI projects from lab to bedside. For example, machine-learning models that can predict cardiac arrest or return-visits to the ER. For all the hype about AI in medicine, clinical application is in its infancy. We want to blaze the trail. We want to make the hype happen. After all, if child health is the root of lifelong health, data science must start here.

Tech4SickKids WINS!

In 2018, Tech4SickKids member Amar Varma supported the Varma Family Chair in Biomedical Informatics and Artificial Intelligence—the first of its kind in Canada. It was awarded to Dr. Anna Goldenberg, a leading computer scientist who wants to use her AI skills “for good.” “To be able to help children is so important because they have their whole life ahead of them,” she says. “We can actually make a huge difference here.” Read more here.

In 2018, a group of Tech4SickKids founders and companies pledged an investment to modernize our aging emergency department—a huge win for our 80,000 yearly ER patients.

02 BUILD A NEW SICKKIDS

SickKids is a world-leading children’s hospital, but you wouldn’t know it to walk our halls. Parts of the building no longer meet modern building codes. Hallways double as storage closets. The emergency department is overrun and outdated. We need a hospital as innovative as our care, fitted with the latest technologies: portable equipment that comes to the bedside, an ER that expands and contracts based on patient flow, modular rooms that can convert to any kind of clinic: orthopaedic one day, diabetes the next. We’re not just building a hospital, we want to lift paediatric health-care to new heights.