Skip to main content
giving back

Getty Images/iStockphoto

The donor: Ben Levy

The gift: Co-founding Operation Med School Toronto

The cause: Raise money for Toronto's Hospital for Sick Children and help students pursue a career in health care.

Ben Levy is finishing high school this spring and he has no doubt about what he wants to do next: become a doctor.

He knew many other students who were interested in a career in health care as well but didn't know where to turn to for information. So a year ago, he teamed up with a group of students and started Operation Med School Toronto, a day-long gathering that includes speeches from doctors, workshops with medical students and networking sessions. It's designed to help high-school students who are interested in medicine learn about various fields. Roughly 300 students participated in this year's event, which also raised $8,000 for Toronto's Hospital for Sick Children. The first conference, held in 2016, raised $2,000 for the hospital. Mr. Levy is hoping to keep the conference going after he graduates and he wants to raise even more money for Sick Kids.

Report an error

Editorial code of conduct