About Us

Capitalize for Kids engages the investing community to support life-changing children’s brain and mental health programs.

Where We Began

Jeff Gallant and Kyle MacDonald launched the Capitalize for Kids Investors Conference as young professionals working in Toronto’s Capital Markets community. In its first year, the conference grossed over $1 million in support of the Centre for Brain and Mental Health at SickKids

Where We Are

We have grown into a non-profit organization that is helping to solve the toughest challenges in children’s brain and mental health. We run a growing number of initiatives that engage the investing community and support leading mental health organizations with funding and pro-bono services. We aim to raise $4 million per year by 2021.

Our Cause

Brain and mental health is the number one health issue for children and youth.

We help solve the toughest challenges for the highest priority conditions.

Depression

The most prevalent mental illness.

7.1%

Prevalence in Children

$22.3

Billion Economic Burden In Canada

Brain Injury

The most prevalent brain disorder.

3-5x

Prevalence of depression following Brain Injury

$8

Billion Economic Burden In Canada

Our Team

STAFF

A diverse team of talented professionals committed to maximizing our impact.

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BOARD

Leading executives from Canada’s top financial institutions, consulting firms, and related fields providing strategic leadership.

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VOLUNTEERS

Passionate individuals who dedicate their time to support the success of our initiatives.

VOLUNTEER BIOS

Our Model

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IT STARTS WITH FINDING NEW REVENUE STREAMS

We run unique fundraising initiatives that engage the investing community and generate revenue that wouldn’t otherwise be allocated to philanthropic purposes.

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We Provide Funding and
Pro-Bono Consulting

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Funding

We provide funding to Leading researchers and service providers that are tackling projects which address our target areas.

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Consulting

We partner with the best consulting firms to provide strategic guidance and management assistance to our beneficiaries.

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OUR BENEFICIARIES TACKLE PROJECTS IN TWO TARGET AREAS

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Depression

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Traumatic
Brain Injuries

These two areas are among the most prevalent in children and youth, and present the highest economic burden at an individual and societal level.

Our Impact

$4 Million

Raised

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$1 Million +

Consulting Services Allocated

Since 2014 we have raised over $4 Million and allocated over $1 Million in consulting services to our beneficiaries.

BENEFICIARIES

IMPACT REPORTING

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2015 SickKids
Impact Report

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2015 Capitalize for Kids Annual Report and Financials

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Our Partners

Our partners provide us with pro-bono services to support our operations.