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 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.

During COVID-19 and unprecedented times of uncertainty, consider donating to the Jaclyn Fisher Foundation to support frontline medical staff.

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CAMP JACKIE

Formerly Camp Erin Montreal, the Jaclyn Fisher Foundation is proud to support Camp Jackie with a multi-year commitment to help
continue the same mission to provide children with a safe space to honour a loved one who has died and process grief.

The camp is staffed by bereavement counsellors and community volunteers professionally trained by child bereavement experts. Over the 3-day camp experience, kids work through their grief all while participating in fun camp activities.

Camp Jackie will be taking place August 7 – 9, 2020 at the Y Country Camp in Huberdeau, Quebec.

 

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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