Breakfast of Champions

November 14, 2014

This year’s event will be held on Friday, November 14, 2014 starting at 7:30 am at the Toronto Board of Trade.

This year’s keynote speech will be delivered by Mr. Tim Leiweke, President & CEO of Maple Leaf Sports + Entertainment. Mr. Leiweke is among 30 Champions who will network and engage with close to 250 young professionals over breakfast.

All proceeds raised through the event will go to help fund the unique research strengths at SickKids Allergy Program. We’d love for you to join us and experience a productive and fun filled morning.

Did you know?

An estimated 2% of the Canadian population is at risk for anaphylaxis – a potentially fatal allergic reaction.

For approximately 300,000 Canadian children and their families, constant anxiety and stress over the possibility of a deadly allergic reaction is a reality of everyday life. The only way to avoid a dangerous allergic reaction is to completely avoid its trigger. However, childhood can make avoidance of common allergens, such as nuts, milk, and eggs, difficult. Sometimes, all it takes to provoke a life-threatening reaction is a hug from a friend who has eaten a peanut butter sandwich.

The Allergy Program at SickKids is driving a transformation in children’s health to eliminate the emotional burden and health challenges posed by the threat of allergic reactions.

The Goal: raise $75,000 for the Allergy Program at Sick Kids


Our annual fundraising and networking event in support of SickKids is hosted by up to 30 community and industry leaders, we call Champions. Mr. Tim Leiweke, President & CEO of MLSE, is the 2014 keynote speaker and will be joined by engaging and influential Champions including Lisa Laflamme, Chief Anchor at CTV News, Sarah Fulford, Editor-In-Chief of Toronto Life Magazine, Lisa Lisson, President of FedEx Express Canada, Mark McEwan, world renown Chef and Entrepreneur, and Alexander Neef, General Director of Canadian Opera Company.

About Us

Young Professional for SickKids (YPS) is a vibrant group of young professionals from the legal, financial, medical and media fields in Toronto with an ambition to support and bring awareness to the underfunded divisions within The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids).

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SickKids, established in 1875, was the first paediatric hospital in Canada and has become one of the world’s top children’s hospitals. It is Canada’s leading centre dedicated to improving children’s health and home to Canada’s largest, hospital-based child health research institute.

2014 Sponsors

Title Sponsor
Premier Sponsors
Cassels Brock
BMO Harris Private Banking
Canadian Tire
Champion Sponsors
Oxford Logo
Central Montessori
Torkin Manes
Blue Jays
Northwater Capital
Gluskin Sheff
Equitable Bank
Neinstein & Associates
EcoHome Logo
Sionna Investment Managers
Thorek Scott Partners
Merrill Corp Canada
Baker & McKenzie

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