Portrait of the Schroeders
The $20-million gift from Walter and Maria Schroeder, which represents the largest ever to a Canadian rehab hospital, will allow Toronto Rehab to build a collaborative group of multi-disciplinary experts in engineering and the clinical neurosciences. (Photo: McPherson Photography)

Walter and Maria Schroeder, along with their family, today established t​he Walter & Maria Schroeder Institute for Brain Innovation and Recovery with a $20-million gift to the Toronto Rehab Foundation – the largest ever made to a rehabilitation hospital in Canada. 

The Walter & Maria Schroeder Institute for Brain Innovation and Recovery​ will allow Toronto Rehab to build a collaborative group of multi-disciplinary experts in engineering and the clinical neurosciences, to develop new therapies for brain-related disorders, such as Alzheimer's, Lou Gehrig's disease (ALS) and Parkinson's. 

Brain disorders are among the most serious health problems facing our society, causing untold human suffering and enormous economic costs. They are also among the most enigmatic of all diseases, and our lack of knowledge about their underlying disease mechanisms is a major obstacle to the development of better treatments. 

By bringing together a community of leading scientists, the Walter & Maria Schroeder Institute for Brain Innovation and Recovery will create an environment and a framework that will accelerate novel neuro-technological breakthroughs.

"We are standing at the threshold of extraordinary advances in healthcare – the Schroeder's philanthropy has just opened that door," said Cindy Yelle, President & CEO of Toronto Rehab Foundation.

The Walter & Maria Schroeder Institute for Brain Innovation and Recovery​ will be revolutionary in scope and effectiveness and help Toronto Rehab take the quantum leap to revolutionize brain science and help to maximize the lives of millions.

Read more about this transformative gift​.​

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