Causes We Support
La rue des Femmes
La rue des Femmes is a relational health centre that welcomes and cares for women in a state of homelessness or at risk of becoming homeless.
The Jaclyn Fisher Foundation is proud to support this organization, offering therapeutic and preventive care to women in a state of homelessness or at risk of becoming homeless. La rue des Femmes engages in research, offers training to healthcare providers and raises public awareness about the issue and challenges of homelessness.
Jewish General Hospital
The Jaclyn Fisher Foundation is proud to support the Jewish General Hospital in the following ways:
We support the 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.
Our Foundation has also committed to helping purchase vital diagnostic equipment for the hospital.
Helping the restaurant industry at the same time, we have sent hundreds of meals to staff of the ER, ICU and anesthesia departments of different hospitals at the height of the coronavirus overload.
During COVID-19 and unprecedented times of uncertainty, consider donating to the Jaclyn Fisher Foundation to support frontline medical staff.
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.
The Jaclyn Fisher Management Career Fair is one of the biggest events organized yearly by the Soutar Career Centre at the Desautels Faculty of Management. 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.
Jaclyn Fisher BCom Bursary was endowed in 2020 and the bursary is awarded by the Scholarships and Student Aid Office on the basis of demonstrated financial need and good academic standing to one or more undergraduate students enrolled in the BCom Program within the Desautels Faculty of Management.
Jackie and her family are long time ORT supporters and volunteers. The Jaclyn Fisher foundation is happy to continue this support.
ORT Canada is part of World ORT, a global educational network, including schools, colleges, and international programs that propel more than 300,000 students of underprivileged underserved populations in more than 30 countries predominantly in Europe, the former Soviet Union and Latin America.
ORT helps their students develop careers and lead fulfilling, independent lives through quality specialized instructions in science, technology, engineering and math.