Meet Our Superheroes

We are grateful for our community.

Each March, thousands join forces with Capes for Kids to make a big impact. Our community includes clients and families, individual fundraisers, businesses, schools and community partners who are committed to supporting Holland Bloorview. 

Learn more about some of the incredible people behind the campaign. We couldn’t do it without them!

"Wearing a cape is a nice icebreaker because it opened up that conversation to bring visibility."

– Tanya, Holland Bloorview Staff

Principal of school

As principal of Brownridge Public School, he excitedly gets his staff and students engaged, 

Meet Joe »

Girl strolling down street

An explorer at heart, Lilly spends her weekends with her family visiting different parts of the city. 

Meet Lilly »

Boy smiling

Gabriel is an avid skateboarder, singer, and an up-and-coming foodie.

Meet Gabriel »

“Holland Bloorview is our second home. Everyone was as passionate as I was to see Lilly’s success and progress.”

– Narges, Lilly’s Mom

Girl smiling on bike

Five-year-old Alessandra loves ice cream, chocolate, and anything sweet. 

Meet Alessandra » 

Headshot

Since the first year of Capes for Kids, Tanya has worked hard to raise awareness for Holland Bloorview

Meet Tanya » 

Daryl

Each year, Carlos and Daryl try to extend the length of the campaign, creating fundraising opportunities even months after the March kick-off.

Meet Carlos and Daryl » 

“If I can give back somehow in another way, I think it’s important to be able to do that."

– Daryl, Gotham Central Comics

Bella and Kadence

For Bella, one of the biggest challenges she faces is going into new environments like the playground, going grocery shopping, or the mall.

Meet Bella » 

Joe (Interwork)

For Joe Graci, heroic service means going the extra mile and adapting well to difficult situations.

Meet Joe » 

Elena and Vanessa

Although Vanessa and Elena are focused on completing their PhDs in rehabilitation, they’re adding a bit of fun to their day—and it’s all thanks to a cape.

Meet Elena and Vanessa » 

“The kids exemplify so many qualities that the business world can learn from and emulate."

– Joe, Interwork

Fidelity

When it comes to fundraising, the staff at Fidelity like to turn Capes for Kids into a friendly competition between their North and South towers to see who can raise the most money.

Meet Fidelity » 

Bob Courteau

Ask Bob Courteau where he’s worn his cape and he’ll show you photos of him skiing down a hill, at a Raptor’s game, and in his office as the CEO of Altus.

Meet Bob » 

Steve and James

When Steve Banquier’s son was rushed to the hospital last year, they thought it was just the flu.

Meet Steve »