Causes We Support

CAMP ERIN® Montreal

This year, the Jaclyn Fisher Foundation is proud to support Camp Erin® with a multi-year commitment. Camp Erin the largest network of free bereavement camps in North America designed for children and teens ages 6-17 who have experienced the death of someone close to them.

Camp Erin® Montreal brings hope into the lives of bereaved children and teens by providing a safe environment to share their story, process their grief in healthy ways, and honour the memory of the person who died. Led by grief professionals and trained volunteers, Camp Erin® Montreal provides a unique opportunity for peer bonding for children and teens facing similar life circumstances. This weekend-long overnight experience is filled with traditional, fun camp activities combined with grief education and emotional support.

 

Crohn’s and Colitis Canada

Diagnosed with Crohn’s at the age of nine, Jackie and her family started volunteering with Crohn’s and Colitis Canada in many capacities. Jackie served as the Youth Spokesperson, she was the Quebec representative on the National Gutsy Generation committee.

In 2005, at the age 16, Jackie was the national teen spokesperson for the annual Heel N’ Wheel Walk. Jackie also started the Youth Action Committee (YAC) in Montreal, created IBD clubs at her schools and held educational fundraisers. Jackie later joined her parents as a member of the Gala committee.

Being affected severely by IBD and its treatments, Jackie had a charming and disarming way of talking about it with her peers family and friends, recruiting them in the fight to find a cure. Education about the unpleasant aspects of this horrible disease was always more important for Jackie than the embarrassment of talking about pain and incontinence.

To Jackie knowledge was empowerment! She found IBD awareness sorely lacking and believed in education. Be it in life, school, hospital, anything she was exposed to was a learning opportunity, a chance to acquire more tools for better coping.

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Jaclyn Fisher Management Career Fair

McGill Desautels Faculty of Management

The Jaclyn Fisher Management Career Fair is one of the biggest events organized yearly by the Soutar Career Centre. Students can connect with prospective employers and learn about available internships, full-time opportunities and develop contacts to enhance job searches.

The Jaclyn Fisher Foundation is proud to support this activity. It is a truly fitting tribute to a Jackie who strongly believed that students be given the opportunity to expand and grow their business and community networks in an effort to reach their goals, fulfill their dreams and achieve success.

In addition to the Career Fair, the Foundation has endowed a yearly Prize at graduation for a student showing outstanding leadership and volunteer service to the community and an in class scholarship for a student with Special Needs.

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Jewish General Hospital Intensive Care Unit

The Jaclyn Fisher Foundation is proud to support Jewish General Hospital Intensive Care Unit, a place where the sickest people in the hospital, or those who have just had major surgery, receive constant monitoring and care from a specialized team.

We are eternally grateful to the ICU nurses and doctors who supported our family in our time of need.