WaterStone Workshop at WE Global Learning Centre

On Monday, February 4th at the WE Global Learning Centre in Toronto, Dr. Madalyn Marcus of FairMarc Psychology Ph.D., C. Psych and Registered Dietitian Susan Osher, MSc, RD, CEDRD provided a FREE full day workshop to over 450 people both in person and online across Canada.  The focus of the eating disorder workshop was to educate about early detection of eating disorders.  Early detection of eating disorders and treatment can lead to better outcomes.


Euchre Night helps us continue to Provide Free Educational Workshops

Thank you to everyone who joined us at our Euchre Night.  It was a successful and fun evening for everyone.  

With the contributions raised at Euchre, WaterStone Foundation will continue to provide FREE Eating Disorder Educational workshops at Colleges and Universities in Ontario.  Thank you to everyone who attended.  

Additionally, WaterStone Foundation would like to thank Don Stewart , the Auctioneer , for leading and keep us moving during the night. 






May 31, 2018 Garden Party Fundraiser






On May 31, 2018, WaterStone Foundation held it’s 4th Annual Garden Party.  It was a wonderful event held at a stunning private West Toronto residence.  RBC Captial Markets was the presenting sponsor for the evening.

Guests enjoyed the beautifully crafted, delicious offerings provided by Kerr Street catering of Oakville while listening to the delightful jazz musicians of Milestone Trio Band.

The evening was highlighted by impactful and informative speeches by Dr. Madalyn Marcus, Kenzie Brenna and Leysa Cerswell-Kielburger.  Dr. Marcus spoke of the importance of early intervention and treatment for eating disorders, a theme throughout the evening, while Kenzie and Leysa shared their personal and heartfelt stories.

Through the support of our sponsors and donors, WaterStone Foundation raised $200,000.  We would like to thank everyone who came out to support the important work being done to assist individuals and their families affected by eating disorders.


AND TO ALL OUR AMAZING Sponsors and Supporters






2017 WaterStone Foundation Euchre Night at Islington Golf Club


CMHA Transitional Eating Disorders Residence Opening

WaterStone Foundation Board Member Kelly Hall-Holland (second from left) attended the celebration event to mark the opening of the CMHA Transition House funded by WaterStone Foundation.


Southlake Regional Health Centre Multi Family Therapy Launch

Kim Duffy, Founder of WaterStone Foundation joins Aisha Talarico, Southlake Regional Health Centre Foundation.


WaterStone Foundation Euchre Night at Islington Golf Club

Board Member Donna Simpson, Founder Kim Duffy and Event Organizer Michelle Busic welcome more that 80 participants to the first Euchre fundraiser in support of WaterStone Foundation.


NEDIC 5th Annual A Taste for Life Event

WaterStone Foundation Board Members and Members from NEDIC accept Award of Appreciation for Generosity in Contributing to Excellence in Healthcare at the Taste for Life event.


$175,000 Raised for Eating Disorder Programs

Last night, Torontonians gathered at a the WaterStone Foundation’s second annual private fundraiser to enjoy a perfect summer evening at a Garden Party Reception, hosted by WaterStone founder and Board Chair Kim Duffy. Nearly 150 guests were graciously welcomed at the stunning Etobicoke residence of John Scullion and Michelle Busic, WaterStone supporters.

More than  $175,000 was raised and used to continue funding eating disorder programs where the need is greatest and the outcomes most profound. Only in its second year, WaterStone has now raised more than $500,000 for eating disorder research, treatment and education.

Esteemed guests enjoyed cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, strolled through the lush gardens overlooking the city, listening to jazz by Steve Hagen, and spent time viewing the extensive private art collection installed throughout the home of the event hosts.

The program included a poignant personal account from a young man and his experience with an eating disorder. He was able to continue treatment and achieve recovery, thanks to financial support from WaterStone Foundation. Also taking the podium was the renowned Dr. Allan Kaplan, Senior Clinician/Scientist at the Center for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto, who gave a impactful speech highlighting key elements of the disease the reinforced the need for more research and treatment.

Foundation board members and guests were also celebrating the official announcement of WaterStone’s Inaugural Fund Awards announced earlier that day. Nearly $170,000 was awarded to four Ontario health care facilities offering highly specialized and innovative treatment programs to adults and children with eating disorders, and their families. The announcement date was selected as a gesture of solidarity and support of the World Eating Disorders Action Day, the first such global virtual event be held.

Representatives from the recipient institutions attending the Reception to accept their awards included:  Drs. Cathleen Steinegger and Seena Grewal from The Toronto Hospital for Sick Children, Drs. Patricia Colton and Leslie Buckley from University Health Network and Toronto Western Hospital respectively, Dr. Ahmed Boachie of Southlake Regional Health Centre, Shelly Payne of the Canadian Mental Health Association, Middlesex and Dr. Robbie Campbell of London Health Sciences Centre.

Notable guests who attended to support the cause included: Ruth and Aiden Flatly, Danny Greenglass and Joe Brennan, Mike Bowick and Joanne Peters, Rene and Rocky Pantalone, Julie Sleeman, Chris Dawson, Andrew Galloway, Cara Vaccarino, Ron Suter and DeeDee Eustance, and longtime supporters Eugene and Angelica McBurney, among many others. WaterStone thanks all of its generous sponsors including RBC Foundation and Bell Media for making its event a great success.

More information about WaterStone Foundation Fund recipients and their programs can be found be visiting the News section at

About WaterStone Foundation

WaterStone Foundation is a registered Canadian charity raising money to support our vision: to create healthy lives free from eating disorders. Our goal is to provide much needed funding to support the full continuum of eating disorders from prevention to treatment and support post treatment through investment in research, hospital programs and financial assistance for patients needing urgent care who fall through the cracks in our public healthcare system. For more information, please visit

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Waterstone Foundation Raises Over $200,000 For Eating Disorder Research, Treatment And Education

May 28, 2015 (Toronto, ON) – Last night, Torontonians gathered for the official launch and first large-scale fundraising effort for WaterStone Foundation at the stunning College Street residence of Daniel J. Greenglass and Joe Brennan, set in a refurbished church. WaterStone was founded by Kim Duffy, inspired by her daughter’s personal struggle with an eating disorder, the Foundation seeks to change the lack of access to care for this potentially deadly illness by providing funding for specialized treatment to Canadians in need.

Esteemed guests were greeted with a powerful WaterStone Foundation video displayed on a large screen. Produced by Buck Productions, the compilation featured moving words from parents and patients who have been affected by eating disorders and concurrent issues.

As cocktails and hors d’oeuvres were passed, a particularly poignant moment took place: Kim Duffy’s touching keynote address, sharing her family’s story of agonizing wait-times and the hard choice to seek private treatment in the United States, experiences that many Canadian families face. Seeing her daughter at the event happy and healthy, Kim’s message was hopeful: with timely care, the illness can be battled. WaterStone has already been able to help five recipients access private treatment close to home and, together with the generosity of both guests and sponsors, last night’s event raised over $200,000, in order to help even more Canadians build lives worth living.

Notable guests who attended to support the cause included: DeeDee Taylor Eustace, Linda O’Leary, Jimmy Molloy, Rene and Rocky Pantalone, Ken and Pauline Hood, Mark Wellings, John Hawkrigg and Deb Robinson, among many others.  WaterStone thanks all of its generous sponsors including RBC Foundation, Tamarack North Ltd. and Buck Productions for making its first fundraising event a great success.


WaterStone Foundation provides need-based financial assistance to individuals with an eating disorder diagnosis who are seeking treatment. In order to further help people with eating disorders, the founders of WaterStone Clinic created a foundation dedicated to the cause, understanding that specialized treatment without the assistance of OHIP can be costly and ongoing for years. Their goal is to help families by providing financial relief and access to treatment. Through fundraising, the foundation will be able to give financial support to people who could not otherwise afford treatment. In addition to providing financial assistance for treatment, the Foundation also offers grants to students and researchers in the eating disorder field. For more information, please visit