Breakfast of Champions in support of SickKids provides young professionals with the opportunity to have an intimate and informational breakfast with “champions” – influential community and business leaders from various fields including business, law, medicine, sports and entertainment. At each breakfast table, a champion is joined by a group of up to 10 young professionals where they will have the opportunity to share their insights about becoming a champion in their respective fields.


2019 Champions


John Albright

Managing Partner,
Relay Ventures

Jordan Banks

Rogers Media

Nav Bhatia

Toronto Raptors Superfan

Kirsten Chapman

Indigo Books & Music


Dr. Ronald Cohn

President and CEO,

Brian Fulton

President and CEO,
Mercedes-Benz Canada

Ziad Hindo

Chief Investment Officer of Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan

Michael Medline

President and CEO of Sobeys

Som Seif

Founder and CEO of Purpose Investments

Natasha Walji

Director of Google Canada

Yongah Kim

Senior Partner of McKinsey

Ellis Jacob

President and CEO of Cineplex

Arlene Dickinson

District Ventures and Venture Communications

Jonathan Gitlin

President and COO,

Michael Katchen

Co-founder and CEO of Wealthsimple

Joe Mimran

Fashion Designer and Entrepreneur

Dr. Vicky Stergiopoulos

Physician-in-Chief of CAMH

Aaron Zifkin

Managing Director of Lyft Canada

Raquel Urtasun

Head of Uber ATG

Michael Friisdahl

Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment

Eden Grinshpan

Host of Eden Eats and Top Chef Canada

Lisa Lisson

President of FedEx Express Canada

Joe Natale

President and CEO of Rogers

Garrick Tiplady

Managing Director of Facebook and Instagram Canada

Joanna Griffiths

Founder and CEO of Knix

Vinay Virmani

Partner and Chief Content Officer of Uninterrupted Canada

Sarah Fulford

Toronto Life

Lucie Guillemette

Chief Commercial Officer,
Air Canada

Dave McKay

President and CEO of RBC

Michele Romanow

Co-Founder and President of Clearbanc

Joana Vicente

Executive Director and Co-Head of TIFF

Deepak Khandelwal

Chief Client Experience Officer of CIBC

Patrick Dovigi

CEO of GFL Environmental