About Us

The Shah Family Foundation teams up with Canadian charities to drive sustainable impact in education and healthcare. Discover the drive behind our mission below.

Immigrating from India to Canada in 1974, Kris was driven to push beyond the challenges of being a new immigrant in a new country and learning a new language. He earned a degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Waterloo and co-founded Baylis Medical Company.

Under his leadership, BMC grew from an at-home start-up to over 1,000 employees designing and manufacturing medical devices that would be sold globally. After its 2022 acquisition by Boston Scientific, Kris continues to push boundaries in the MedTech space as the President of Baylis Medical Technologies, spearheading innovations in radiology and neurosurgery.​

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Committed to giving back, Kris, Neelam, and their family founded the Shah Family Foundation in 2022, with the goal of enhancing equity and accessibility in education and healthcare globally.

Since its establishment, the Foundation has embarked on a journey to dismantle obstacles and pave pathways towards access in education and healthcare. By investing in pioneering research, state-of-the-art healthcare institutions, and offering support to students through scholarships and healthy meal programs; the Foundation pledges to forge a meaningful and enduring legacy.

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Our Mission

To support sustainable communities through equitable education and healthcare access, locally and globally

Our Guiding Principles

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01. We Advocate for Equality

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02. We Foster Sustainable Development

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03. We Champion Innovation

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Our Leadership

Board of Directors

Kris Shah

Kris Shah


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Frank Baylis


Advisor and Management Team

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Neelam Shah

Philanthropic Advisor

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Saiyyada Rizvi

Program Manager

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Siva Sinnathamby

Director, Finance

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Suresh Madan

Independent Advisor