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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.

FOUNDING CHAIRS

Jodi Kovitz
Jodi KovitzChief Executive Officer & Founder #movethedial.
Salim Teja
Salim TejaPartner at Radical Ventures

CO-CHAIRS

Erin Bury
Erin BuryCo-founder & CEO at Willful
Fatima Zaidi
Fatima ZaidiCo-founder & CEO at Quill

VICE-CHAIRS

Natalie Kiguel
Natalie KiguelVice President, TalkShop
Lauren Arnold
Lauren ArnoldBusiness Director, TalkShop
Jen Brown
Jen BrownDirector, TKS
Mark Gadomski
Mark GadomskiSenior Technology Consultant
Gabriella Rackoff
Gabriella RackoffBrand Strategy Consultant
Jen Couldrey
Jen CouldreyExecutive Director, Upside Foundation

ADVISORY COUNCIL

Ben Zlotnick
Ben ZlotnickFounder & CEO, Eden App
Lindsay Silverberg
Lindsay SilverbergPublic relations consultant
Lori Harito
Lori HaritoFounder, Boulevard of Dreams PR
Janice Sousa
Janice SousaFounder, Indie
Corie Caplan
Corie CaplanDirector of Partnerships, AccessNow
Megan Shay
Megan ShayVice President, NATIONAL Public Relations
Laura Gabor
Laura GaborProject Manager, Davis Rea Ltd.
Adrienne Clement
Adrienne ClementVenture Manager, Creative Destruction Lab
Karen Moores
Karen MooresAdvisor and entrepreneur
Kevin Oulds
Kevin OuldsCo-founder, Willful

AMBASSADORS

Lori Cassleman
Lori CasslemanExecutive Advisor
Raymond Reddy
Raymond ReddyFounder, Ritual
Christian Lassonde
Christian LassondeFounder & Managing Partner, Impression Ventures & Vice-Chair, SickKids Foundation
Daniel Warner
Daniel WarnerFounder and CEO, Mediseen
Stacy Woloschuk
Stacy WoloschukSenior Parternships, BRIM Financial
Chris Dulny
Chris DulnyChief Innovation Officer, PWC Canada
Jay Rosenzweig
Jay RosenzweigCEO, Rosenzweig & Copmany
Candice Faktor
Candice FaktorPartner, Faktory Ventures
Jeff Musson
Jeff MussonPresident & CEO, Dynamite Network
Sheetal Jaitly
Sheetal JaitlyFounder & CEO, Tribalscale
Michael Cohen
Michael CohenGM, Zero Gravity Labs, Loyaltyone
Isaac Olowolafe
Isaac OlowolafeFounder, Dream Maker & Director, SickKids Foundation
Rasha Katabi
Rasha Katabi Founder, BRIM Financial
Jennifer Patterson
Jennifer Patterson Chief Marketing Officer, NEXT Canada
Chris Eben
Chris Eben Managing Partner, TWG
Michael Litt
Michael Litt Co-Founder & CEO, Vidyard
Roger Chabra
Roger Chabra CIO, Tribalscale
Jared Gutstadt
Jared Gutstadt CEO, Jingle Punks
Michele Romanow
Michele Romanow Co-founder & President, Clearbanc
Michael Katchen
Michael Katchen Co-Founder & CEO, Wealthsimple & Director, SickKids Foundation
Randy Frisch
Randy Frisch Co-Founder, CMO & President, Uberflip
Matt O'Leary
Matt O'Leary Strategic Parternships, Shopify
Dr. Brett Belchetz
Dr. Brett BelchetzCo-Founder & CEO, Maple
TWG No Limits Catalyst Donor
Amar Varma Distruptor $1M+
Kirk and Anke Simpson Investor $500K to $999,999
Uberflip Architect $100K to $249,999
Zensurance Architect $100K to $249,999
Isaac Olowolafe Architect $100K to $249,999
Lyft Builder $100K to $249,999
Salim, Fahreen, Sara and Aydin Teja Designer $50K to $99,999
Jodi Kovitz Builder $25K to $49,999
OMERS Ventures Builder $25K to $49,999
inkbox Builder $25K to $49,999
Mark and Jade Jaine Builder $25K to $49,999
Tjene Friends of Tech4SickKids $10,000 to $24,999
TWG Friends of Tech4SickKids $10,000 to $24,999
Symbility Friends of Tech4SickKids $10,000 to $24,999
Radical Ventures Friends of Tech4SickKids $10,000 to $24,999
MovetheDial Friends of Tech4SickKids $10,000 to $24,999
Interac Friends of Tech4SickKids $10,000 to $24,999
Adobe Friends of Tech4SickKids $10,000 to $24,999
Drop Friends of Tech4SickKids $10,000 to $24,999
League Friends of Tech4SickKids $10,000 to $24,999
Daniel Warner, MediSeen
Kevin Oulds, Willful
FinTech Growth Syndicate
My Lil Health Mart
MedStack
Alkarim Jivraj, Espresso Capital
Sergey Kalnish, SmartHire
Brim Financial
Taylor Klick, Influence for Impact
Allen Lau, Wattpad
GiftJeenie
Zensurance
Diana Nyugen
Shibli Haddad and Jeremy Otto, GivingGateway
Edward Shim, Studio1Labs
Steve Woods, Nudge
Paul Teshima, Nudge
Wealthsimple
Hubba
Tyler and Braden Handley, inkbox
LevelJump Software Corp.
Laura Milne, CultureVibes
Jodi Kovitz, #movethedial
Hopper
Erin Bury, County Wine Tours
Andrew Wells, Pinch Financial
PostBeyond
Arber Puci, LaPiat
Brett Belchetz, Maple
ODAIA.ai
Bree Balaski, Hardbody Hippie
AirMatrix
Envoi
Tom Masterson, Unburden Care
Joshua Domingues, Flashfood
Genevive Savundranayagam, Mahara
Sheba Zaidi, Mahara
Maryam Nabavi, Babbly
Najeed Kurji, Cyclica
Lori Casselman
Roger Chabra, TribalScale
Amir Hanna, Tenderly
Tammany Petrie, Everyday Kids Heroes
Kosh Persaud, Just Pillows
John Dong, Agile Education Labs
Alexis Dean, Dovetail Community
Mark Healy, Instant Autographs
Andrew O’Brien, Obie and Ax
Melissa Chung, Krippit
Nick Coutu, Engager-Rings

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 AIM

Artificial Intelligence in Medicine for Kids (AIM) 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.

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