Give A Day Founder – Dr. Jane Philpott
Dr. Jane Philpott is a family physician, educator, activist, wife and mother. She is the Member of Parliament in the riding of Markham-Stouffville and Canada’s Minister of Health.
Dr. Philpott served as the Chief of the Department of Family Medicine at Markham Stouffville Hospital from 2008 to 2014. She is an Assistant Professor in the University of Toronto’s Department of Family & Community Medicine. She is Lead Physician of the Health for All Family Health Team in Markham, Ontario which is co-located with the Markham Family Medicine Teaching Unit.
Dr. Philpott studied medicine at the University of Western Ontario. She completed a Family Medicine residency at the University of Ottawa and a Tropical Medicine fellowship in Toronto. In 2012 she completed a Master of Public Health degree at the University of Toronto.
Dr. Philpott worked in Niger Republic, West Africa from 1989 to 1998 where she practiced general medicine and helped to develop a training program for village health workers.
She is the founder of the “Give a Day to World AIDS” movement which started in 2004 as a way to engage Canadians in responding to HIV. Since 2004, Give a Day has grown in the medical, legal and business communities and has raised over 4 million dollars to help those affected by HIV in Africa.
Dr. Philpott is the Family Medicine lead in the Toronto Addis Ababa Academic Collaboration (TAAAC). In this capacity she has helped colleagues at Addis Ababa University to develop the first training program for Family Medicine in Ethiopia which started in February 2013.
She is a co-curator of TEDxStouffville founded in 2012.
Her husband is CBC Radio journalist, Pep Philpott. They have four children.