Monday, February 26, 2024

6:30 PM - Cocktails & Dinner
7:30 PM - Panel
8:30 PM - Schmooze


Toronto Reference Library
789 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M4W 2G8
2nd Floor - Bram & Bluma Appel Salon



The Big Schmooze


You’re invited to network with professional leaders and fellow Jewish community members at our 2024 Big Schmooze, happening on Monday, February 26. You’ll enjoy fine cocktails, great conversation, and a panel discussion with leading entrepreneurs and philanthropists on their journeys to success and commitment to community:


o   Kiki Delaney, President, Delaney Capital Management

o   Michael Katchen, Co-Founder and CEO, Wealthsimple

o   John Levy, Founder and Executive Chairman, theScore


Moderated by: Sarah Fulford, Editor-in-Chief, Maclean's


This is the premier networking event of the Toronto Jewish community—you don’t want to miss it! 


Monday, February 26, 2024 | 6:30 PM


Toronto Reference Library

789 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M4W 2G8 | 2nd Floor - Bram & Bluma Appel Salon

Kashrut Observed I Cocktails & Dinner


Register today! Spots are limited.

Registration is required and photo identification must be produced upon arrival.


Event Chairs:

Carol Mitchell ("Mitch"), CEO and PM of iMaGiNe Wealth Management

Peter Slan, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer – SmartCentres REIT


2024 Annual Campaign Co-Chairs:

Laurie Sheff & Cary Green


2024 Community Campaign Co-Chairs:

Leslie Richmond & Darren Sukonick


For more information, please contact Marni Blustein at mblustein@ujafed.org.


Catherine (Kiki) Delaney, President of Delaney Capital Management

Kiki Delaney founded Delaney Capital Management Ltd. in 1992. Kiki is involved in all aspects of the business, from portfolio management and investment research to client service and administration. First and foremost, her efforts are dedicated to the analysis of companies and the management of client portfolios.

Kiki began her career at Merrill Lynch before moving to Guardian Capital where she managed equity and fixed income portfolios. Immediately prior to Delaney Capital, Kiki was a partner, executive vice president, and portfolio manager at Gluskin Sheff & Associates.

Kiki has a BA from the University of Manitoba and is a CFA charter holder. She has been awarded honorary degrees from the University of Manitoba in 2011, OCAD University in 2012, and Mount Saint Vincent University, in Halifax, in 2014. In 2016, Kiki received the Edmund C. Bovey Award from Business for the Arts in recognition for her lifetime support of Canadian arts and culture. In 2017, Kiki was inducted into the Investment Industry Association of Canada Hall of Fame.

Kiki has served on the boards of many not-for-profit organizations across Canada. She is a board member of Art Canada Institute and member of the Finance Committee and Nominations and Governance Committee. As well, Kiki is Chancellor Emeritus of OCAD University and Chair Emeritus of Art Canada Institute.

She was appointed a Member of the Order of Canada in 2006.

Michael Katchen, Co-Founder and CEO of Wealthsimple

Michael Katchen is Co-Founder and CEO of Wealthsimple, Canada’s leading financial services innovator which serves over three million Canadians today.

Michael cares deeply about entrepreneurship, advancing innovation in Canada, and enabling everyone, regardless of age or net worth, access to the tools and services they need to achieve financial freedom. He is on the Board of Intact Financial Corporation and Wealthsimple Foundation, an initiative that helps children from modest-income families save for post-secondary education.

Michael has been called an Industry Mover by the Financial Post, a Change Agent by Canadian Business Magazine, and one of Toronto’s 50 most influential people by Toronto Life. Michael has received the Entrepreneur of the Year award from Ernst & Young, Canadian Startup Awards, and Techvibes, as well as been named one of Canada's "Top 40 Under 40".

John Levy, Executive Chairman, theScore

John Levy is the Executive Chairman of theScore. A highly successful and experienced media entrepreneur, John has built theScore into one of the most exciting and forward-thinking companies in the sports media and betting industry. theScore engages and empowers millions of fans through innovative digital media and sports betting products. The flagship ‘theScore’ app is one of the most popular mobile sports media platforms in North America and seamlessly integrates with the company’s award-winning mobile sports betting product ‘theScore Bet’.

John’s visionary approach led to theScore becoming the first media company in North America to create and launch a sportsbook. theScore Bet debuted in the U.S. in 2019 and then launched in its home territory of Ontario in April 2022. Supported by custom built, cutting-edge technology, the mobile sportsbook offers users a completely unique and deeply integrated experience that fuses media and betting.

In addition to mobile sports media and sports betting, theScore operates North America’s preeminent esports media destination, ‘theScore esports.’ Launched in 2015, theScore esports has become an influential worldwide leader in competitive gaming coverage, generating hundreds of millions of video views each month.

theScore is a wholly owned subsidiary of PENN Entertainment. PENN acquired theScore in October 2021 in a deal that brought together two industry leaders to create North America’s leading digital sports media, gaming and technology company.

John initially founded theScore cable television network in the mid-1990s, growing it to become Canada’s leading independent sports broadcaster. Following its sale to Rogers Media in 2012, John carved out theScore’s digital assets and evolved them into one of the first multi-sport news and data apps in North America. Previously, John led the development and growth of his family’s cable television business, Cableworks Communications Ltd., a leading multi-system cable operator in Canada.


Sarah Fulford, Editor-in-Chief, Maclean’s

Sarah Fulford is the editor-in-chief of Maclean’s. Prior to this, Sarah led Toronto Life for 14 years. During her tenure, the magazine won dozens of National Magazine Awards. In 2021, Toronto Life was awarded the NMA’s Magazine Grand Prix, the best magazine in the country, for its work covering the city during the pandemic. From 2018 to 2021, Sarah was the volunteer chair of the Toronto Public Library Foundation.