Host a Game Night
and help support Baycrest!

Choose an evening. Play games with friends and family. Dedicate your night to Baycrest through a donation. Feel good about making an impact.

Help Baycrest raise critical funds for our Safeguarding Our Seniors campaign during COVID-19.



Looking to connect with family and friends and make this time of necessary physical distancing feel less distant? Game Night gives you the perfect opportunity to spend time in your home with family, or virtually with extended family, friends or colleagues.

Connect with your aunts, uncles and cousins; create a virtual couples’ night among friends; or rally your friends on the video chat app of your choice for a night of laughs and togetherness, all while raising funds for Baycrest during this critical time.

Whether you prefer classic card games like gin rummy, trivia, or newer online games like Heads Up or Drawful, when it comes to having fun and giving back, Game Night is the perfect way to connect with others.


How do I sign up?

  1. Pick a date (anytime between May - September)
  2. Click on register to sign up
  3. Don’t forget to include the donation link in your invitation!
  4. Ask your friends to make an online donation to Baycrest to support our SOS campaign during COVID-19. We recommend a $25 donation per player.
  5. Host your game night in your home with family, or virtually on the platform of your choice, and have fun

For more information see our frequently asked questions

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All funds raised through Game Night will support Baycrest’s Safeguarding Our Seniors (SOS) Campaign. Older adults are at the greatest risk during the COVID-19 crisis, and Baycrest is taking extraordinary steps to protect them during these unprecedented times.

SOS is raising funds to safeguard our staff and the 1,100 seniors who call Baycrest home, and to help many more in the community through outreach programs and virtual care. All funds raised will go directly toward purchasing vital protective equipment and supporting virtual programming like eVisits for families and loved ones, and increased telemedicine outreach in the broader community.

Together, we will pull out all the stops to help protect the 1,100 seniors on our Baycrest campus and beyond in our community.



Baycrest is a global leader in geriatric residential living, healthcare, research, innovation and education, with a special focus on brain health and aging.

Home to a robust research and innovation network, it includes one of the world’s top research institutes in cognitive neuroscience, the Rotman Research Institute; the scientific headquarters of the Canadian Consortium on Neurodegeneration in Aging, Canada’s largest national dementia research initiative; and the Baycrest-powered Centre for Aging + Brain Health Innovation, a solution accelerator focused on driving innovation in the aging and brain health sector.

Founded in 1918 as the Toronto Jewish Old Folks Home, Baycrest continues to embrace the long-standing tradition of all great Jewish healthcare institutions to improve the well-being of people in their local communities and around the globe. For more information please visit:


Hosting a Game Night is easy! One of the most common questions is: “What games should we play?” Many people choose to play traditional games like cards, charades or trivial pursuit. These games can be played at home with your immediate family, or virtually through apps like Houseparty, Zoom, FaceTime or WhatsApp video.

Over the past few months as we have been practicing physical distancing and staying home, many new online games have become popular. Check out some of the recommendations below for ideas:

Zynga, an online and mobile game site, offers popular online games including Words With Friends, crosswords, chess and more.

If you and your friends are ‘Potterheads’, check out the online Harry Potter game, where you can create your own character and experience life at Hogwarts.

Play MarioKart Tour, a classic and beloved video game, online with up to 7 friends for free with a Nintendo account.

Check out QuizUp, an online trivia game where you can play with friends online in real time.

Made popular by the Ellen DeGeneres Show, Heads Up via Houseparty is a boisterous video chatting game you can play with up to eight friends. It’s a quick and easy word and clue-based game that’s sure to elicit lots of laughs. Search for it through your phone’s app store.

Drawful by Jackbox is an online drawing game played in real time with friends. Prompted by weird cues, each player draws an image on their mobile device while others guess the correct prompt. This popular and goofy game has rocketed in popularity in the last year, and works well with a big group of players.


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Is there a minimum to raise?

There is no fundraising minimum, however, we encourage virtual game night parties to raise around $100 and above. We suggest setting a fundraising goal for your party and letting your guests know your goal. They will be excited to help you make your target and help support Baycrest’s critical SOS campaign during COVID-19.

Can my guest get a tax receipt?

Yes. When guests make a donation online, they will receive a tax receipt right away in their inbox.

How can Baycrest help?

The Baycrest team is here to help with all your Game Night needs. We will provide a host package with great information about Baycrest and fun things to do at your party. We also provide you with invitations, social media post and emails to get your guests excited for your party! Any questions, you can always reach out to Chanile at


Stay tuned for information on giveaways and promotions for Game Night registrants!