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About the Foundation

Mission

Established in 1999, the John Abbott College Foundation was created to support the College’s mission to provide an excellent education for its students within a stimulating learning environment that will enhance their development and potential for success in society.

Through its fundraising activities, the Foundation provides opportunities for students through the funding of scholarships, bursaries and financial assistance.

The Foundation is responsible for all fundraising programs that provide longer-term endowment funds, and supports the construction and renovation of facilities as well as access to technology, with a view of promoting an optimal learning environment.

ANNUAL REPORT 2019-2020

Board of Directors
The Foundation Board members adhere to the highest standards and are committed to ensuring that the objectives of the Foundation are met.

Officers of the Corporation:
  • Guy Lallemand, Chair
    Retiree
  • Lorraine Cooper, Treasurer
    Financial Officer, John Abbott College
  • Lison Desclos, Secretary of the Corporation
    Manager, Communications and Foundation Office, John Abbott College
Members of the Board:

Barbara Baudinet (Alumna)
Chartered Real Estate Broker, Sotheby’s Realty

Gilles Falardeau (Alumnus)
Operations – Ocean Imports, CHR Global Forwarding Canada Ltd

Roy Halpin
CEO, Executive Director
Boxing Canada

Carol Heffernan
Assistant Director General , Lester B. Pearson School Board

Ken McCarthy
Real Estate Broker, Sutton Group

Robert Mercuri (Alumnus)
Regional sales manager, Abbott Medical

Dale Sheehan (Alumnus)
Retiree, RCMP

Gary Sims (Retirees representative)
Retired, John Abbott College

Sue Smith (Alumna)
Radio Show Host

Rayan Tibiche-Dahmoune
Student Representative

Ryan Young, Faculty Representative (Alumnus)
John Abbott College

Dennis Waide (Alumnus)
Director of Student Services, John Abbott College

 

Contact Us

Contact the John Abbott College Foundation:
Address: 21275 Lakeshore Road, Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, QC H9X 3L9
Telephone: 514-457-6610 ext. 5284
E-mail: jacfoundation@johnabbott.qc.ca

Contact John Abbott College Alumni Services:
jacalumni@johnabbott.qc.ca

Charity registration number: 89102 4523 RR0001

 

Alumni

Welcome back to John Abbott College!

As an alumnus of John Abbott College, you have much to gain and so much to offer by getting back in touch. From alumni events and activities to student mentoring opportunities, you have the power to build futures and help the next generation of John Abbott College students walk in your footsteps.

The John Abbott College Alumni program is still in the development stage, but we are already looking forward to contacting you with details of new events, activities, services, benefits and networking opportunities as they roll out. We hope you will take an active interest in your alma mater as we continue to offer new opportunities to engage with your academic descendants as they forge their way, becoming the leaders of a shared tomorrow.

Sign up with us and stay connected with other alumni and find out about upcoming events and reunions. Be sure to encourage your friends as well – we are building the alumni network in anticipation of the John Abbott College 50th anniversary celebrations in 2020.

John Abbott College Alumni Services
514-457-6610 ext. 5284

jacalumni@johnabbott.qc.ca

You can also keep in touch through Facebook and LinkedIn

Foundation Alumni Sign Up

Alumni Sign Up Form

Foundation Alumni Sign Up

Be part of the John Abbott Alumni Family! Whether you are a recent graduate or a former John Abbott College student, we invite you to get in touch with us.YES! Please register me as a member of the John Abbott College Alumni Association

Annual Giving

Annual Giving

Despite the many scholarships and bursaries available to John Abbott College students through our Financial Aid Services, there are times when some of our students need a little extra help in overcoming dire financial circumstances. To help students bridge the gap between their finances and educational goals, the Foundation has developed The Student Assistance Fund as an additional source of funding and is currently developing the Alumni Fund.

2020 Holiday Appeal

John Abbott College has been part of the community and a part of employee and student lives for 50 years. We have no way of knowing how many of our students come to class hungry because their cupboards are empty. We do know, however, that the number of requests for help is growing every year. Students, some with young children, are seeking help to try to make ends meet. School fees, groceries, textbooks, many of the day-to-day necessities that most take for granted, remain out of reach for a growing group of JAC students, our students.

The Student Assistance Fund, created by faculty & staff many years ago, exists to help those students, to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to complete their studies, regardless of their financial situation.

The Holiday Appeal is one of the most important fundraisers of the year for our students in need. Did you know that your 2019 donations raised $12,755?

The Student Assistance Fund

The Student Assistance Fund was created to ensure that every one of our students has equal opportunity to complete their studies and achieve their goals. Our student population is a diverse one, and while some of our students can afford tuition, books, food, transportation, rent and heating bills, many struggle to cope with these basic living expenses. The reasons for this are varied: some of our students are dealing with challenging circumstances at home; some are single parents trying to balance their studies and work while supporting a child; some are recent immigrants without sufficient resources. This fund helps provide a quality education to students who want to better themselves, but just do not have enough money to do so.

The 2019-2020 Student Assistance Fund provided $32,320 to our students over and above any bursaries they received.

Wondering how the funds raised for student assistance are distributed?

School support including textbooks, registration fees, course fees – 55%
The JAC Pantry, the on-campus food bank, and other food support – 23%
Transportation – 12%
Family support – 7%
Emergency support – 3%

 

Library Renovation Campaign

A Campaign to Support John Abbott College

Built in 1907 as part of Macdonald College, the Library is the academic heart of John Abbott College.

In 2017, a Federal Strategic Investment Fund infrastructure grant for $3.6 M was approved to renovate and upgrade the Library, including a complete restoration of the 20 historic painted-glass windows in the facility.

This grant must be matched—50%—by the Provincial Government and John Abbott, hence the need for private support. The upgrades to the Library will have a tremendous impact on student study and meeting space on campus. The John Abbott College Foundation is undertaking a $750,000 capital campaign to support the renovations to this important landmark.

Situated on the western tip of the island of Montreal in Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue,
John Abbott College is located on a sprawling campus in a rural setting just a half-hour drive from downtown Montreal.

Library Campaign Booklet

 

Hall of Distinction

In recognition of the upcoming 50th anniversary of John Abbott College in 2020, a Hall of Distinction was established. Since 2016, 39 alumni, former employees and friends of the College have been recognized for their outstanding contribution to life on campus or to the greater community in a significant way. Who will complete our list of 50 inductees for our 50th anniversary Hall of Distinction gala ?

Nominees should have sufficient stature and recognition to ensure that their induction into the Hall of Distinction recognizes their contribution and brings credit to John Abbott.

Who is eligible
Alumni must have:

  • attended John Abbott for a minimum of one academic year;
  • maintained good academic standing according to the College’s policy on academic standing;
  • been away from the College for at least five years;
  • excelled in a field in some unique or sustained manner, or contributed to John Abbott in a significant manner.

Former employees must have:

  • been away from JAC for at least five years;
  • been employed at JAC for a minimum of ten years of service;
  • made a significant impact on JAC, JAC students and student success over an extended period of time.

Friends of John Abbott College (eg. volunteer, parent, donor) may have:

  • volunteered for the College;
  • held leadership roles for College projects;
  • provided significant support to the College, thereby having an impact on JAC students and student success.

Considerations One or more may apply.

Alumni:

  • must have made a significant and verifiable impact within the John Abbott community and/or society;
  • must be of good character and exemplify the citizenship expected of persons representing the interests of John Abbott College;
  • who have developed a highly regarded reputation, professional achievements, or who have significant or unique service and/or career contributions.

Former Employees:

  • who have exceeded normal job expectations;
  • who have forged links with communities/groups or responded to unique requests from those communities in a way that has led to sustained benefits (or positive changes) to those communities and JAC;
  • who have contributed to the culture of JAC and had a positive impact on the student experience;
  • who have maintained high standards of professionalism.

Friends of John Abbott College:

  • must have made a significant and verifiable impact on the campus community;
  • must be of good character and exemplify the citizenship expected of persons representing the interests of John Abbott College;
  • must have made a major contribution in direct support of the objectives of the College and its students.

Nomination Process Please complete the on-line form below or download, print and mail this Hall of Distinction nomination form to John Abbott College Foundation, Attn: Lison Desclos, 21 275 Lakeshore Road, Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, QC H9X 3L9

To ensure that your nomination form is complete, please provide as much detail about how the nominee has distinguished him/herself, including:

  • Volunteer activities while at JAC
  • Leadership activities at JAC
  • Extra-curricular activities
  • Leadership in the community
  • Success in their career
  • Awards and citations
  • Success in other areas of life
  • Anecdotes about the nominee

Remember – the candidate may not be known to the review committee therefore, please make sure that you give sufficient detailed information.

Note: It is recommended that you NOT ask the nominee for this information, as that may create an expectation that may not be fulfilled in the immediate year.

If you have any questions please contact the Foundation Office jacfoundation@johnabbott.qc.ca or (514) 457-6610 ext.:5284).

 

Inductees

From left to right: Michael Soles, Patricia MacGeachy (Kirk MacGeachy), Joel Austen, Stacey Neale (Anita Neale), Bob De Jean, Doug Anakin, Wanda Bedard, Vivianne Silver and Shirley Cuillierrier.

Inductees 2019

Inductees 2018

Inductees 2017

Inductees 2016

 

Nomination

Nomination Form

NOMINATION FORM

  • SECTION 1 - NOMINEE

  • SECTION 2 - NOMINATOR

  • SECTION 3 - LETTER OF SUPPORT

  • SECTION 4 - ADDITIONAL ACHIEVEMENTS OR CONTRIBUTIONS

Scholarships & Bursaries

For current students: scholarships and bursaries available at any given time are poste on My JAC Portal Bursaries and Scholarships community  Download the chosen application form and follow the directions.

For students considering studying at John Abbott College: Sometimes studying at CEGEP can seem expensive. The John Abbott College Foundation supports our students with a variety of scholarships (merit-based) and bursaries (needs-based). As well, further financial assistance can be provided to students who are eligible. More information can be had by contacting the Financial Aid Office (Room H-138 or extension 5540).

Scholarships & Bursaries - Open to All Programs

Aditya Youth Trust Fund Bursaries (AYTF)
HistoryThe Aditya Youth Trust Fund (AYTF) is a charitable organization dedicated to promoting the positive development of youth and assisting them in achieving their full potential. The fund was created in the Memory of Aditya Varun Pathak, a bright young man who passed away at a very young age.
Eligibility Criteria
  • Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Must have completed a first semester at John Abbott College; preferably a second semester student
  • Demonstrate Financial Need (Family income should not exceed $50,000/yr)
  • Satisfactory Academic Standing with evident potential for academic success
  • Active in the community
  • Preference will be given to candidates who are overcoming or have overcome personal obstacles and/or challenges in the pursuit of learning
Amount$500.00 (number of Bursaries 2) and
$300.00 (number of Bursaries 2)
Distribution of FundsSpring
Amy Williams Scholarship
HistoryThis scholarship is awarded by the Montreal Lakeshore University Women’s Club, a non-profit organization of women university graduates. The goal of the club is to foster cultural, social and political awareness, to develop sound educational values and to serve the community through the use of education and professional training. The M.L.U.W.C. has been providing financial support for over 40 years to West Island women pursuing higher education.
Eligibility / Criteria
  • Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Resident of the West Island of Mtl
  • Demonstrate Financial Need
  • Female
  • Good Academic Standing
  • Graduating Student Pursuing Undergraduate Degree , accepted in Québec University

Student involvement:

  • Volunteering or Works with community
  • Extracurricular Activities
Amount$2,000.00
Distribution of FundsSpring
Anne-Marie Edward Scholarship
HistoryEstablished to honour the memory of Anne-Marie Edward, a former John Abbott College student who was a victim of a devastating act of violence that took the lives of 14 young women at École Polytechnique de l’Université de Montréal on December 6, 1989.
Eligibility / Criteria
  • Good Academic Standing
  • Graduating Student Pursuing Undergraduate Degree

Student involvement:

  • Volunteering or Works with community
  • Extracurricular Activities
Amount$900.00 (based on interest gained)
Distribution of FundsSpring
Antony Grimaudo Award
HistoryAntony Marc Grimaudo was a student who worked with the College recycling program for almost three years as part of the West Montreal Readaptation Centre group. He also worked and volunteered with adults with intellectual disabilities and autism spectrum disorders throughout that time. He had a special gift, an infectious laugh and an unbiased respect for these individuals.
Eligibility / Criteria
  • Good Academic Standing
  • Full-Time student: Day Division, 1st year Student, with one semester completed

Student involvement:

  • Volunteering or Works with community
  • Extracurricular Activities
Amount$250.00
Distribution of FundsSpring
Behzad Razavinia Memorial Scholarship
HistoryTo honour the memory of her beloved brother Behzad Razavinia and his contribution to society, Dr. Razieh Razavynia is awarding a $1,000 scholarship to a serious and engaged John Abbott College student who has shown perseverance and determination in their pursuit of their education objectives and who has demonstrated leadership ability and a keen understanding of service to society.
Eligibility / Criteria
  • Must be a full-time student
  • Be in good academic standing
  • Must demonstrate financial need to continue their studies
  • Must write a letter outlining their involvement in and contribution to student and campus life at John Abbott College and/or involvement in the student’s own community, and how this award would help them.

Preference will be given to a student of Iranian background.

Amount$1,000.00
Distribution of FundsWinter
Carbon Footprint Reduction/Sustainability Scholarship
HistoryThis scholarship was established in 2019 by a John Abbott employee to be awarded to a student or group of students who present(s) the best project to reduce the carbon footprint of the John Abbott College community and beyond and/or to enhance sustainability.
Eligibility / Criteria
  • Be graduating from a John Abbott College program; entering university anywhere in Canada
  • Must have maintained a good academic standing during the course of their studies
  • Must write a letter explaining their project to reduce the carbon footprint and its impact

Student involvement:

  • Be volunteering at the College, in their community or beyond in environmental initiatives
Amount$200.00
Distribution of FundsJune
David Burt Memorial Scholarship
HistoryEstablished to acknowledge the commitment of a very popular and well-liked Chair and teacher of the Biology department in its formative years. This scholarship is awarded to a Biology student with high academic standing who intends to pursue the study of health sciences.
Eligibility / Criteria
  • The recipient is chosen by the faculty members of the Biology department.
Amount$500.00 ( maybe divide into 2 scholarships of $250.00)
Distribution of FundsWinter
Desjardins Scholarships
HistoryThe Desjardins Foundation supports young people and the next generation of the workforce by recognizing the importance of education in Desjardins employment fields and offers scholarships in these fields of study.
Eligibility / CriteriaIn order to qualify for this scholarship, applicants must be:

  • be Canadian citizens or permanent residents;
  • have a primary place of residence in Québec;
  • be full-­‐time students at John Abbott College; and
  • have completed at least two consecutive semesters of college studies
Amount5 scholarships at $1,000
Distribution of FundsSpring
Doug Anakin Scholarship
HistoryEstablished to acknowledge the commitment of Doug Anakin, who pioneered the development of the Outdoor Education Program at the College. This scholarship recognizes a student who displays a commitment towards physical education through involvement in outdoor pursuits.
Eligibility / Criteria
  • Full-Time student with the 1st year completed (2nd year student  outdoor ED)
  • Good Academic Standing
  • Demonstrated good leadership skills
  • Motivation to help others in outdoor pursuits
  • Displayed responsibility towards the environment
  • Demonstrated community commitment
  • Contribution towards improving the quality and accessibility of Outdoor pursuits at John Abbott College
Amount$500.00
Distribution of FundsSpring
Emeka Ngadi Memorial Physics Scholarship
HistoryThe Emeka Ngadi Memorial Physics Scholarship is to recognize and celebrate high achieving students in Science, particularly physics. The scholarship is also to encourage academically strong students to develop leadership skills and contribute to their communities as exemplified by Emeka Ngadi. The desire is to create a cycle of reciprocity through education, empowerment, and encouragement.
Eligibility / Criteria
  • Must be a full-time graduating science student at John Abbott
  • Must be among the top graduating students in physics
  • Must be involved in extracurricular activities and community involvement Consideration will be given to students with financial challenges
Amount$1,000.00
Distribution of FundsWinter
Gary W. Sims Québec Association of Applied Educational Technology Scholarship
HistoryThe Québec Association of Applied Educational Technology (Q.A.A.E.T.) created this scholarship in the name of Gary W. Sims in order to recognize the work he did as member and director of the organization. As well, the scholarship honours Sims’ history of promoting audiovisual technology in the classroom for over 35 years as a representative of the Protestant School Board of Greater Montreal (Dunton High School) from 1969-1971 and also at John Abbott College from 1971-2004.
Eligibility / Criteria
  • Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Graduating Student (qualify to attend Convocation)
  • Academic merit or excellence in the field of Audiovisual Multimedia production (television, radio, photography, software)
  • All applications must include a hard copy sample of the student’s work for the Selection Committee to review.
Amount$500.00
Distribution of FundsSpring
John Abbott College Administrative Support Personnel Association Bursary
HistoryThe John Abbott College Administrative Support Personnel Association bursary was established in 2018 to help graduating students pursue their post-graduate goals, be it in continuing their education or entering the work force.
Eligibility / Criteria
  • One graduating John Abbott College student in a technology program and one graduating John Abbott College student in any program
  • The applicants must demonstrate financial need
Amount$250.00 (number of Bursaries 2)
Distribution of FundsJune
John Abbott College Faculty Association Bursary (Fall)
HistoryThe John Abbott College Faculty Association has been a longtime supporter of students with outstanding financial need who have demonstrated potential for academic success.
Eligibility / Criteria
  • Demonstrate Financial Need
  • Good Academic Standing
  • Full-Time student: Day Division with one semester completed
Amount$1,000.00 (number of scholarships: 2)
Distribution of FundsFall
John Abbott College Faculty Association Bursary (Winter)
HistoryThe John Abbott College Faculty Association has been a longtime supporter of students with outstanding financial need who have demonstrated potential for academic success.
Eligibility / Criteria
  • Demonstrate Financial Need
  • Good Academic Standing
  • Full-Time student: Day Division with one semester completed
Amount$500.00 (number of scholarships: 2)
Distribution of FundsWinter
John Abbott College Faculty Association Scholarship
HistoryEstablished in 1994, and funded by the John Abbott College Faculty Association, this scholarship is intended to financially assist a graduating student in pursuing a higher education.
Eligibility / Criteria
  • Demonstrate Financial Need
  • Good Academic Standing
  • Full-Time student: Day Division
  • Graduating Student Pursuing Undergraduate Degree
Amount$500.00 (number of scholarships: 2)
Distribution of FundsSpring
John Abbott College Professional Association Bursary
HistoryEstablished in 1980, and funded by membership dues, the Professional Association provides bursaries to financially needy students who show potential for successful completion of their program of study.
Eligibility / Criteria
  • Demonstrate Financial Need
  • Good Academic Standing
  • Full-Time student: Day Division
Amount$500.00 (number of scholarships: number of scholarships: 4)
Distribution of FundsWinter
John Abbott Management Association Bursary (JACMA)
HistoryThe Mentorship Bursary is awarded annually to support a student in need of financial assistance who is enrolled in a full-time program, is in good academic standing and shows potential for academic success.
Eligibility / Criteria
  • Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident and Resident of Quebec
  • Demonstrate Financial Need
  • Good Academic Standing
  • Full-Time student: Day Division
Amount$500.00 (2 instalment payment of $250.00 each)
Distribution of FundsFall / Winter
Kiwanis of Lakeshore Montreal Bursary
HistoryThe Kiwanis Club of Lakeshore Montreal is a service club dedicated to supporting children and the community. In recognition of their commitment to supporting young people, two students who demonstrate financial need will be awarded monetary prizes annually.
Eligibility / Criteria
  • Must be a full-time student registered in their second or third year (can be in any program)
  • Be in good academic standing
  • Demonstrated financial need
  • Kiwanis recognizes the reality that bursary candidates from single parent homes, ort who are themselves single parents, face special challenges that should be considered in the selection process. This should not, however, render other candidates ineligible
  • Involvement in and contribution to student and campus life at John Abbott College and/or involvement in the student’s own community
Amount$400.00 (number of Bursaries 2)
Distribution of FundsJune
Luann Bisaillon Scholarship
HistoryEstablished shortly after her death in 1994, the Luann Bisaillon Scholarship honours the memory of a well-loved and devoted college employee of the Centre for Continuing Education by providing financial support to a deserving full-time John Abbott College student.
Eligibility / Criteria
  • Demonstrate Financial Need
  • Mature Student (21 Yrs old +)
  • Female
  • Good Academic Standing
  • Full-Time student
Amount$750.00
Distribution of FundsFall
Nick Arganski Memorial Scholarship
HistoryThis scholarship honours the memory of Nick Arganski, a Mathematics teacher at John Abbott College during its first 25 years of existence. The scholarship is awarded each year to the top Mathematics student at the College.
Eligibility / Criteria
  • Graduating Student Pursuing Undergraduate Degree
  • Highest achievement in the field of Mathematics
Amount$500.00
Distribution of FundsJune
O'Farrell Wondrous Adventure Scholarship
HistoryThe O’Farrell Wondrous Adventure Scholarship was established by Brenda O’Farrell, on the occasion of being named the first Irish Woman of the year, to support a young female student of Irish heritage from the Off-Island region in whatever wondrous adventure they choose or find themselves on.
Eligibility / Criteria
  • Full-time John Abbott College female student
  • Of Irish descent or Irish heritage
  • Residing in the Hudson/St. Lazare/Vaudreuil area
  • In good academic standing with a minimum average of 75%
Amount$1000.00
Distribution of FundsMarch
Ruth and Cy Harris Memorial Bursary
HistoryEstablished by Cathy and Andrew Harris, this bursary is in honour of their parents, Ruth and Cy Harris, the contribution they made to society and their strong belief in the importance of education.
Eligibility / Criteria
  • Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Demonstrate Financial Need
  • Full-Time student with the 1st year completed
Amount$500.00
Distribution of FundsWinter
The Selma and John Greenblatt Memorial Scholarship
HistoryThis scholarship was created to honour the memory of Selma Greenblatt, former John Abbott College Counsellor, whose fourteen year stay at the College was a model for others in interested in pursuing careers in the helping professions.
Eligibility / Criteria
  • Demonstrate Financial Need
  • Mature Student (21 Yrs old +)
  • Graduating Student Pursuing Post CEGEP education in either the performing arts or helping professions field.
Amount$500.00
Distribution of FundsSpring
Sylvain Duguay Memorial Scholarship
HistoryThe Sylvain Duguay Memorial Scholarship was created in 2017 to commemorate Sylvain Duguay by sustaining the challenge he would, himself, have posed to each incoming class. By fostering Sylvain’s approach to the humanities, the Scholarship aims to encourage and inspire motivated students who share his goals of insight, understanding, knowledge and service.

This scholarship of $1,000 is awarded annually to a student at John Abbott College who exemplifies a passion for the arts and/or who supports social justice, and who contributes to the community

Eligibility / Criteria
  • Be registered full-time in their second or third year at John Abbott College and must have completed at least one Humanities course
  • Be in good academic standing
  • Good Academic Standing with evident potential for academic success
  • Write a letter (or use some other creative medium such as art, video, music, poetry, etc.) outlining their involvement in and contribution to student and campus life at John Abbott College, and/or their involvement in the student’s own community, as well as their interest in the arts and/or their pursuit of social justice. Students should also explain how this award would help them.

Note: any creative application will be evaluated on its content, and not its artistic merit.

  • Submit a letter of reference from a professor in the Humanities department of John Abbott College, or any other recognized educational institution
Amount$1000.00
Distribution of Funds50% in the fall semester and 50% in June
SUJAC Bursaries
HistoryThe Student Union of John Abbott College (SUJAC) created the SUJAC Bursary in 2016 to support students in financial difficulty at John Abbott College.
Eligibility / Criteria
  • Full-Time student
  • Good Academic Standing
AmountMultiple awards of $100.00
Distribution of FundsWinter
The Tammy Chen Scholarship for Future Teachers
HistoryThe Tammy Chen Scholarship for Future Teachers was established in 2018 by Thierry Neubert, Professor of Economics and former Honours Social Science Coordinator at John Abbott College, to honour one of our graduates who was killed by terrorists in Burkina Faso in August 2017, while doing humanitarian and research work. Tammy was close to completing her PhD in education at Cambridge University.
Eligibility / Criteria
  • Be planning a career in teaching and be entering university in a faculty of education anywhere in Canada next semester
  • Graduating student
  • Must have maintained an above average academic standing during the course of their studies
  • Volunteering in their community, interest in humanitarian work would be an asset
Amount$200.00
Distribution of FundsJune

Scholarships & Bursaries - For Pre-University Students

Anna Whitton Memorial Bursary
HistoryEstablished to honour the memory of Anna Whitton who had a long history with John Abbott College, as a student and as an employee from 1977 to 2011. Anna’s passion for the College and its students over the decades was her life’s work and inspiration.
Eligibility / Criteria
  • FOR STUDENTS IN MEDIA AND VISUAL ARTS ONLY
  • Preference given to single parent
  • Demonstrate Financial Need
  • Academic Standing: average of 70%+
  • Full-Time student: Day Division
Amount$250.00
Distribution of FundsWinter
Bert Young Memorial Scholarship
HistoryEstablished to honour the memory of Bert Young and the contribution he made to John Abbott College, this scholarship is awarded each year to a serious and engaged Social Science student.
Eligibility / Criteria
  • FOR STUDENTS IN SOCIAL SCIENCE ONLY
  • Demonstrate Financial Need
  • Good Academic Standing
  • Full-Time student with the 1st year completed
Amount$500.00
Distribution of FundsFall
CAE Scholarship
HistoryThis scholarship is awarded annually to a student graduating from John Abbott College and pursuing university studies in an Engineering or Science program the following semester. This scholarship is to be awarded to a student of high academic standing who has demonstrated leadership ability and a keen understanding of service to society.
Eligibility / Criteria
  • FOR STUDENTS IN SCIENCE ONLY
  • Demonstrate Financial Need
  • Good Academic Standing
  • Graduating Student, accepted in Canadian University
Amount$2,500
Distribution of FundsJune
The Dr. Marcia Kovitz Sociology Award
HistoryEstablished by the Sociology Department in 2016 upon Dr. Kovitz’s retirement after 44 years of teaching, this award is given to a graduating student who has studied Sociology, faced personal or social challenges, shown a commitment to social change, and who will be continuing his/her studies.
Eligibility / Criteria
  • FOR STUDENTS IN SOCIAL SCIENCE ONLY
  • Must be a full-time student, in their final semester at John Abbott College
  • Good academic standing
  • Must demonstrate financial need to continue their studies
  • Must show an intention to continue studying Sociology at university
  • The recipient will be selected by members of the Sociology Department
Amount$500.00
Distribution of FundsThe award will be presented at the Awards Assembly/announced at Convocation
Dr. Natalie Shaffer Academic Excellence Award
HistoryAwarded in recognition of top academic performance by a graduating student in three chemistry courses at John Abbott College including organic chemistry.
Eligibility / Criteria
  • FOR STUDENTS IN SCIENCE ONLY
  • Good Academic Standing
  • Graduating Student
Amount$100
Distribution of FundsJune
Freda and Irwin Browns Award
HistoryIn recognition of the need to support the development of young artists, Freda and Irwin Browns created the Freda and Irwin Browns Award. This generous award of $500 is given annually to a current student of the Visual Arts Program who exemplifies a passion for pursuing a career in the arts, specifically with an interest and talent in the domain of traditional and/or contemporary printmaking.
Eligibility / Criteria
  • FOR STUDENTS IN VISUAL ARTS ONLY
  • Must be a full-time student registered in their second year in the Visual Arts program and must have demonstrated an aptitude for printmaking during their first year
  • Be in good academic standing
  • Good Academic Standing with evident potential for academic success
  • Students must write a letter outlining their interest in the discipline of printmaking and how this award would help them
  • Priority will be given to a student who demonstrates financial need
Amount$500.00
Distribution of FundsFall
The Gail Plaster Scholarship
HistoryRecognizing an outstanding female student who will be graduating from John Abbott College and entering University with the desire to study psychology. This award was established in 2017 by the late Dr. Gail Pflaster. Dr. Pflaster completed her doctorate at Teachers College, Columbia University and thereafter carried out post-doctoral work at McGill University, Montreal. She later became a professor of psychology at John Abbott College. Her teaching career spanned 40 years in the U.S. and Canada.
Eligibility / Criteria
  • FOR STUDENTS IN SOCIAL SCIENCE ONLY
  • Canadian citizen or landed immigrant
  • Graduating student who is pursuing university studies in psychology the following semester
  • High academic standing
  • Expressed interest to pursue studies in Psychology
  • Female
Amount$500.00
Distribution of FundsSpring
J. Colin Robertson Academic Excellence Award
HistoryAwarded in recognition of top academic performance by a graduating student in three chemistry courses at John Abbott College.
Eligibility / Criteria
  • FOR STUDENTS IN SCIENCE ONLY
  • Good Academic Standing
Amount$100
Distribution of FundsJune
Kirk MacGeachy Memorial Bursary
HistoryTo honour Kirk MacGeachy and the contribution he made to the College’s Geosciences faculty, this bursary is awarded each year to a serious and engaged Geology and/or Art student struggling with financial difficulties.
Eligibility / Criteria
  • FOR STUDENTS IN SCIENCE AND VISUAL ARTS ONLY
  • Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident

Preference will be given to students in Geology or Fine Arts Courses

Amount$500.00
Distribution of FundsWinter
The Lakeshore Association of Artists (LAA) Mentorship Program
HistoryThe Mentorship Program is awarded over the course of the two-year program to a serious and engaged Visual Arts student who is committed to learning and may have financial difficulties or other challenges be they cultural, gender, or learning related.
Eligibility / Criteria
  • FOR STUDENTS IN VISUAL ARTS ONLY
  • Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident and be a Quebec Resident
  • Demonstrate Financial Need
  • Full-Time student in their 4th semester in Fine Arts
Amount$250.00/semester
Distribution of FundsEvery semester
Liberal Arts Scholarship
HistoryEstablished by Ellen Moore, a former coordinator of the Liberal Arts Program, the scholarship is awarded each spring to help a graduating student in the Liberal Arts Program with his/her university studies.
Eligibility / Criteria
  • Full-time student in the Liberal Arts program
  • Demonstrate Financial Need
  • Academic Standing: average of 80%+
  • Graduating Liberal Arts student pursuing undergraduate degree
Amount$250.00
Distribution of FundsSpring
Nicholas Sidorenko Memorial Scholarship
HistoryGiven in memory of former-Dean Catherine Sidorenko’s son Nicholas, who passed away after living for six years with a heart transplant, to a full-time Science or Pathways to Science student who is involved in extra-curricular activities and, preferably, has faced major health challenges.
Eligibility / Criteria
  • FOR STUDENTS IN SCIENCE ONLY
  • Full-Time student: Day Division
  • Graduating Student
  • Preference will be given to student with Pathways to Science

Student involvement:

  • Extracurricular Activities
  • Works on Campus
Amount$1,000.00
Distribution of FundsSpring

Scholarships & Bursaries - For Career Programs Students

Alumnae Association of the Montreal General Hospital School of Nursing Bursary
HistoryEstablished in the fall of 2003, this organization has been financially supporting our Nursing students ever since. Awarded annually to recognize outstanding achievement or to offer a helping hand so that a student may accomplish his or her goals in the nursing profession.
Eligibility / Criteria
  • FOR STUDENTS IN NURSING ONLY
Amount$1,000.00 (The amount may be divided into 2 bursary of $500 each.)
Distribution of FundsSpring
Alumnae Association of the Royal Victoria Hospital Training School for Nurses Scholarship
HistoryAwarded annually to a student entering the second or third year of the Nursing program, who has demonstrated an aptitude for the profession of nursing and is in good academic standing.
Eligibility / Criteria
  • FOR STUDENTS IN NURSING ONLY
  • Second and third year students
  • Good Academic Standing
Amount$1,000 (number of scholarships: 2)
Distribution of FundsFall
Andrew Stachrowski Memorial Scholarship
HistoryEstablished to honour the memory of Andrew Stachrowski, a graduate of the College’s Police Technology Program and the son of the College’s former Director of Administrative Services & Corporate Affairs.
Eligibility / Criteria
  • FOR STUDENTS IN POLICE TECHNOLOGY ONLY
  • Academic Standing: average of 80%+
Amount$3,000.00
Distribution of FundsSpring
Angela Wilson Memorial Bursary
HistoryEstablished in 2007, the purpose of the bursary is to honour the memory of Angela Wilson and the contribution she made to the fabric of our society as a daughter, friend, student and nurse. She graduated in 2005 from John Abbott College’s Intensive Nursing Program.
Eligibility / Criteria
  • FOR STUDENTS IN NURSING IN INTENSIVE PROGRAM ONLY
  • Demonstrate Financial Need
Amount$1,800.00
Distribution of FundsFall
Anna Whitton Memorial Bursary
HistoryEstablished to honour the memory of Anna Whitton who had a long history with John Abbott College, as a student and as an employee from 1977 to 2011. Anna’s passion for the College and its students over the decades was her life’s work and inspiration.
Eligibility / Criteria
  • FOR STUDENTS IN GRAPHIC AND WEB; PROFESSIONAL THEATRE ONLY
  • Preference given to single parent
  • Demonstrate Financial Need
  • Academic Standing: average of 70%+
  • Full-Time student: Day Division
Amount$250.00
Distribution of FundsWinter
Ben McKinnon Memorial Scholarship
HistoryIn recognition of artistic spirit, personality, talent and passion of Ben McKinnon who passed away in late 2016 at age 24, the Hudson Village Theatre company and Ben’s family created The Ben McKinnon Memorial Scholarship. This generous scholarship of $500 is awarded annually (amount may vary from year to year depending on resources) to a current student who exemplifies a passion for pursuing the Theatre arts, who contributes to the community, and who is deemed in need of financial assistance in order to continue their studies.
Eligibility / Criteria
  • PREFERENCE WILL BE GIVEN TO A THEATRE PROGRAM STUDENT
  • Must be a full-time student registered in their third year of the Theatre program who is pursuing university studies in the Theatre art
  • Must be in good academic standing
  • Involved in campus life or their own community, and how this award would help them.
Amount$500
Distribution of FundsWinter
CAE Tech: Program your career!
HistoryThe CAE Tech: Program your career! initiative aims to develop talent and boost the reach, the relevance and the quality of workplace traineeship possibilities in an innovative and collaborative way. This initiative supports the vision of the Business/Higher Education Roundtable (BHER) launched in 2015 by the Business Council of Canada. It is also part of a broad range of grants offered by CAE to promote job-creation in the aerospace industry.
Eligibility / Criteria
  • FOR STUDENTS IN COMPUTER SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY ONLY
  • Be legally entitled to work in Canada
  • Must be registered full-time in a technical program of studies such as in computer technology, avionics or computer networking
  • Must be completing their first or second year of studies
  • Good academic standing
  • Be available and able to carry out the traineeships at CAE over the course of the program
Amount$1000.00 (number of scholarships 2);
$300.00 (tuition subsidy every semester until program completion); paid internship(s) or summer job(s)
Carla Napier scholarship
HistoryTBA
Eligibility / CriteriaDecision made by the department

  • FOR STUDENTS IN PROFESSIONAL THEATRE ONLY
AmountDecision made by the department
Distribution of FundsDecision made by the department
Cody Bouchard Memorial Scholarship
HistoryCody Bouchard, a John Abbott College student was a very special young man who cared for his school mates. Courageous, kind, courteous and socially engaged, Cody was to graduate from the Business Administration program in the spring of 2020 but, unfortunately, he passed away after a courageous nine-month battle with cancer.
Eligibility / Criteria
  • FOR STUDENTS IN BUSINESS MANAGEMENT ONLY
  • Must be a full-time student registered in the third-year of the Business Administration program
  • Be in good academic standing
  • Must write a letter outlining their experience at John Abbott College, their career goal and their outlook on life
Amount$1,000.00
Distribution of FundsJune
Colgate-Palmolive Dental Hygiene Admission Scholarship
HistoryTBC
Eligibility / Criteria
  • FOR STUDENTS IN DENTAL HYGIENE ONLY
  • Canadian Citizen
  • International Student
  • Demonstrate Financial Need
  • Academic Standing: average of 80%+
  • Full-Time student: 1st year Student
  • Full-Time student with one semester completed
  • Full-Time student: Day Division
Amount$500.00
Distribution of FundsFall
Dale Sheehan Bursary
HistoryThis bursary was established by Mr Dale Sheehan, John Abbott College alumnus and Hall of Distinction member, to help students reach their full potential by stressing less about their financial situation and concentrating more on graduating from a career program.
Eligibility / Criteria
  • Must be a full-time student registered in a career program* at John Abbott College, in their second or third year; preference will be given to a Police Technology student interested in criminology;
  • Good academic standing, with a minimum average of 75%;
  • Must demonstrate financial need to continue their studies;
  • Must be involved at John Abbott College or in the community.
Amount$1,000
Distribution of FundsJune
Fakhri Monazami Razavinia Memorial Scholarship
HistoryTo honour the memory of her beloved mother Fakhri Monazami Razavinia and her contribution to society, Dr. Razieh Razavynia is awarding a $1,000 scholarship to a serious and engaged Dental Hygiene student who has shown perseverance and determination in the pursuit of her education objectives.
Eligibility / Criteria
  • FOR STUDENTS IN DENTAL HYGIENE ONLY
  • Must be a full-time student registered in their second or third year of the Dental Hygiene program
  • Be in good academic standing
  • Must demonstrate financial need to continue their studies

Preference will be given to a female student of Iranian background.

Amount$1,000
Distribution of FundsWinter
George Springate Memorial Scholarship
HistoryEstablished to honour the memory of George Springate, who was a unique Quebecer and Canadian. A former City of Montreal police officer and Montreal Alouettes 1970 Grey Cup champion football player, he co-founded the Police Technology program at John Abbott College in 1973. During his 33 years there, the fluently bilingual Mr. Springate was a highly respected law professor, mentor and friend to countless students and faculty.
Eligibility / Criteria
  • FOR STUDENTS IN POLICE TECHNOLOGY ONLY
  • The scholarship will be given annually to a third-year Police Technology student who best illustrates their kind, supportive and unselfish desire to help their fellow students in need without any expectations in return
Amount$ 2000.00
Distribution of FundsSpring
Jason Panich Memorial Bursary
HistoryEstablished in 2001 by Vladimir and Barbara Panich to honour the memory of their son Jason, a student in the John Abbott College Professional Theatre program. The annual bursary is awarded to a full-time student in the Professional Theatre Program, while the annual scholarship is awarded to a full-time student in either the Professional Theatre Program or in the CALL Media Arts or Performing Arts profiles.
Eligibility / Criteria
  • FOR STUDENTS IN PROFESSIONAL THEATRE ONLY
  • Demonstrate Financial Need
  • Academic Standing: average of 70%+
  • Full-Time student: Day Division
  • Graduating Student
Amount$400.00
Distribution of FundsWinter
Jason Panich Memorial Scholarship
HistoryEstablished in 2001 by Vladimir and Barbara Panich to honour the memory of their son Jason, a student in the John Abbott College Professional Theatre program. The annual bursary is awarded to a full-time student in the Professional Theatre Program, while the annual scholarship is awarded to a full-time student in either the Professional Theatre Program or in the CALL Media Arts or Performing Arts profiles.
Eligibility / Criteria
  • FOR STUDENTS IN PROFESSIONAL THEATRE (ACTING) ONLY
  • Good Academic Standing
  • Full-Time student: Day Division
  • Graduating Student
  • Must demonstrate a passion for the performing arts
Amount$300.00
Distribution of FundsSpring
Isobel Lumsden Bursary
HistoryEstablished in 1971 by the Auxiliary of the Lakeshore General Hospital to honour the memory of Isobel Lumsden, one of its founding members, for the purpose of assisting Nursing students who demonstrate a strong potential for success who may be struggling with financial difficulties.
Eligibility / Criteria
  • FOR STUDENTS IN NURSING ONLY
  • Demonstrate Financial Need
Amount$1, 000.00 (number of scholarships: 5)
Distribution of FundsFall
McGown-Christoff Scholarship
HistoryThis scholarship is awarded annually to a graduating Dental Hygiene student who has shown perseverance and determination in the pursuit of her/his education objectives.
Eligibility / Criteria
  • FOR STUDENTS IN DENTAL HYGIENE ONLY
  • Mature Student (21 Yrs old +)
  • Good Academic Standing

Student involvement:

  • Volunteering or Works w/community
  • Extracurricular Activities

Final Decision made by the department

Amount$200.00
Distribution of FundsJune
Michael Casey Bursary
HistoryEstablished by a founding member of the Biopharmaceutical Production Technology faculty member to encourage students planning a career in the pharmaceutical industry.
Eligibility / Criteria
  • FOR STUDENT IN BIOPHARMACEUTICAL TECHNOLOGIES ONLY
  •  Demonstrate Financial Need
  • Academic Standing: average of 75%+
  • Full-Time student: Day Division
  • Must be interested in a career in pharmaceutical
Amount$500.00
Distribution of FundsFall / Winter
Montreal Lakeshore University Women's Club (MLUWC) Bursary
HistoryCreated by the Montreal Lakeshore University Women’s Club in 2016 to support women from the West Island of Montreal who are studying in a Technical program.
Eligibility / Criteria
  • Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Resident of the West Island of Mtl
  • Demonstrate Financial Need
  • Female  preference will be given to Mature Student (21 Yrs old +)
  • Good Academic Standing
  • Full-Time student with the 1st year completed in a technical program
Amount$600.00
Distribution of FundsNovember
Pamela Montgomery
HistoryTBA
Eligibility / CriteriaDecision made by the department

  • FOR STUDENTS IN PROFESSIONAL THEATRE ONLY
AmountDecision made by the department
Distribution of FundsDecision made by the department

Donations

DID YOU KNOW?
WHO ARE THE STUDENTS THAT BENEFIT FROM THE STUDENT ASSISTANCE FUND?
Each student coming through Financial Assistance Services asking for help has a story. Those who receive financial aid from the Student Assistance Fund, do not have the means to cover the costs of basic living expenses, including educational expenses. There is no age to require financial aid. Our student population ranges from the ages of 16 to 65. They come from various socio-economic and cultural backgrounds.
Below are some examples of student profiles or situations we encounter when evaluating students seeking assistance from Financial Assistance Services:
  • 18 year-old students living on their own with no parental support: a surprisingly high percentage of parents believe that once their children reach adulthood, they are no longer responsible for them financially;
  • Students who, due to unexpected processing delays, must wait between 2 to 6 months before receiving financial assistance from the government;
  • Students who find themselves working full-time (30 to 40 hours/ week) to make ends meet while maintaining a full course load, government assistance not being nearly enough;
  • Students who had to leave their family home for their own personal survival (unstable/dangerous home environment);
  • Students whose parents have recently had to declare personal bankruptcy;
  • Students who do not receive any financial support from their parents/family because the latter do not value education;
  • Students who are in school due to loss of employment;
  • Students who are married with children and are the sole family providers;
  • Students who come from rural regions where the rate of unemployment is high, leaving them financially strapped, especially with regards to school expenses;
  • Students who live in foster care;
  • Students who have been the victims of crime or natural disasters such as theft, identity theft, fire, flood, etc.
  • Students who are the head of a single-parent family and have between one and five dependent children and do not receive family support;
  • Students that are supporting their parents financially or contributing to household expenses.

Ways to Give

 

The ways that you can give to the College are numerous. There are gifts of money, gifts of stock, gifts in-kind (services or products), and planned gifts (annuities, bequests or life insurance policies).

What all of these gifts have in common is how they benefit you at the same time as they benefit the College and our students. Few things are more satisfying than seeing a return on an investment that directly impacts society in such a positive and tangible way. When you donate to John Abbott College, you help create academic opportunities for talented and ambitious students — the very people who will go on to make our world a better place.

  • Secure Online Donation
    A convenient, secure and cost-effective way to support the College.
  • By Mail (or Fax)
    Download our donation form and mail in your cheque or credit card information to:
    The John Abbott College Foundation
    21275 chemin Lakeshore
    Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, (Québec) H9X 3L9
  • Gifts-in-kind
    Donate an item for our Annual Golf Tournament’s silent or live auction, or giveaways for any of our other events. Your donated products help raise both the profile and additional funds for our events, in support of our students and programs.
  • Partnerships
    With the dozens of on-campus events that take place throughout the year, partnering with us in supporting our students has the added bonus of increased visibility for your business amongst John Abbott alumni, students, faculty and staff.
  • Matching Gifts
    Many companies have a matching grant policy for their employees’ donations, an easy way to “double” your gift to the College. Talk to your employer to find out if this is a good option for you.
  • Gifts In Memory or In Honour
    Make your gift in honour or memory of a special individual, and their name will be listed on our donor recognition page.
  • Planned Giving
    When you designate the John Abbott College Foundation as the beneficiary of your will or life insurance policy, you make a pledge that will live on for generations to come.
  • Stock Options
    A gift of stock or other appreciated securities or assets results in tax savings for you.
  • Volunteer
    Donate your time as a volunteer on one of our many committees, help us network to find missing alumni, or give your time to help at an event on campus. Our volunteers are key resources that are always appreciated, and there is a unique satisfaction to be had in participating in such a personal and direct way.

For more information Contact Us:
Telephone: 514-457-6610 ext.: 5284 or E-mail: jacfoundation@johnabbott.qc.ca

Why Donate?

Make a contribution. Invest in the future of our students
do·nate /’dônât/
[Verb] To make a gift of money, time or services for a good cause..

Donating to the John Abbott College Foundation is much more than a financial transaction. Each gift is an expression of faith in the work we do, and your collective contributions are the lifeblood of the Foundation. When you give, you transfuse energy and possibility into the heart of our mission, which is to protect and nurture our most valuable resource – our students.

Your donations help us build on our stellar reputation as one of the top-ranked CEGEPs in Quebec. This is your opportunity to partner with us as we empower our students to progress, learn, communicate and become leaders in today’s society. We use your donations to build sustainable facilities and stay on the leading edge of technology and educational innovation. Our commitment to innovation and excellence in education within a technologically advanced environment not only attracts top-notch professors, but also generates strong, competitive students.

We believe it is our social responsibility to make a quality education accessible to all students, regardless of their financial means. This translates into monies and vouchers for food and books in order to help defray living expenses for students who otherwise would not be able to bridge the gap between limited finances and their education.

We are in the business of unleashing dreams and building a brighter future. When you donate to the Foundation, you become part of that bright, new future, because you have partnered with us in shaping the opportunities we give our students, many of whom go on to change the world for the better. You have the power to shape the future with your philanthropy.

Want to see a return on your investment? Come to graduation.

Supporters

Here is a list of our supporters.

Student Union John Abbott College (SUJAC)

John Abbott College Students Lead the Way
In a campus-wide referendum in 2007, students at John Abbott College gave their overwhelming support to increase their fees by $10 per semester over the next five years. In total, they will be contributing over $500,000 to the Building Futures capital campaign, which represents a whopping 10% of the $5 million goal. This outstanding commitment demonstrates that Abbott students truly appreciate the education that the College provides them.

The student contribution will support the construction of the new Science and Health Technologies Pavilion, as well as many other student areas on campus, including the cafeteria and student meeting areas.

At the official groundbreaking ceremony for the new building on August 31, 2010, David D’Arienzo, Internal Vice-President of the Student Union of the College commented: “As students, we were pleased to do our part for the Campaign. We hope it inspires others in the John Abbott College community to follow.”

The Trottier Family Foundation

Lorne Trottier – Sharing his Passion for Science for Generations to Come
Over the years, Lorne Trottier has shown his commitment to John Abbott College as a long-standing board member of the John Abbott College Foundation, and as a loyal annual donor. More recently, The Trottier Family Foundation committed $2 million toward the construction of the College’s new Science and HealthTechnologies Pavilion, which is set to open its doors in 2012.

A native Montrealer, Mr. Trottier earned his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and master’s degree in engineering from McGill. He pursued a career in electronics, as the Co-Founder of the Matrox Group of companies. It is his passion for all things scientific that motivated his generous gift.

“When I was about 11 years old, a new friend introduced me to the world of electronics. I went to the library and started reading every introductory book I could find, not only on electronics, but also on science in general. That bug to understand what’s going on, from the point of view of what science teaches us about nature, has stayed with me all my life.”– Lorne Trottier, Trottier Family Foundation

Mr. Trottier spearheaded the effort to make the building LEED’s-certified, with a geo-thermal energy system. The Foundation is grateful for the generous donation from the Trottier Family Foundation in the name of encouraging and fostering a thirst for knowledge in the field of Science for generations to come.

Foundation Desjardins

Cooperating in building future
Named Best Corporate Citizen in Canada for 2012, Desjardins Group is the leading cooperative financial group in Canada with 5.6 million members and clients. In keeping with our cooperative nature, our goal is to ensure the economic and social well-being of our community. It is in this spirit that Desjardins has agreed to be a Major Donor of the John-Abbott College Foundation. This contribution will benefit the Capital Campaign for the new Science and Health Technologies Pavilion. These new installations will certainly help John-Abbott College students succeed in their studies for years to come.

Through Fondation Desjardins, Desjardins also donates $5,000 a year in the form of scholarships awarded to John Abbott College students. Fondation Desjardins is a leading partner in helping the next generation achieve their dreams and ambitions. Each year, it rewards the cooperative spirit, volunteerism and entrepreneurship. In the last 40 years, Fondation Desjardins has distributed $12 million to nearly 9,300 students in an effort to encouraging them in their research, training, acquired skills and employability.

To find out more about their education and cooperation program, visit www.desjardins.com/co-opme.

Desjardins - Caisse de l'Ouest-de-l'Île

Desjardins – Caisse de l’Ouest-de-l’Île has contributed to the John-Abbott College Foundation since its inception in 1999. Over the years, the Caisse has donated over $100,000 to the Foundation. Moreover, it has participated in many fundraising events such as the Annual Golf Tournament, as well as awarded several scholarships and internships. Caisse Desjardins des Sources–Lac-Saint-Louis is currently a member of the Foundation’s Board of Directors.

“The Co-Op program allowed me to apply the skills I had learned in my classes, and eventually led me to find a great job. The Co-Op program also gave me the opportunity to hold a seat on Caisse Desjardins des Sources-Lac-Saint-Louis’ board of directors.”– Zita Matay-Zambo, Co-Op Program Student.

Desjardins Group is among Canada’s Top 100 Employers with its 44,645 employees and the commitment of nearly 5,400 elected officers. Desjardins offers many career opportunities and internships in more than 20 employment fields throughout Quebec, the rest of Canada and even abroad.

John Abbott College is truly grateful for Desjardins Group’s outstanding support in promoting higher education.

Pfizer Canada

Investing in our Community and its Future
Thanks to a generous donation from Pfizer Canada in 2008, John Abbott College will be in a position to launch its new three-year pharmaceutical technology program when its new Life Sciences Pavilion opens its doors in 2012.

Pfizer donated $400,000 to the College and $200,000 to Collège Gérald-Godin to forge a partnership with them focused on the life and health sciences. Pfizer Canada Inc. is the Canadian operation of Pfizer Inc., the world’s leading biopharmaceutical company, and is one of the largest contributors to health research in Canada.

Every day, Pfizer Canada employees work to advance wellness, prevention, treatments and cures that challenge the most feared diseases of our time. It applies science and its global resources to improve the health and wellbeing of Canadians at every stage of life. Pfizer’s commitment is reflected in everything it does, from its disease awareness initiatives to community partnerships, such as ours.

John Abbott College is truly grateful for the outstanding support it has received from Pfizer Canada in pursuit of higher education.

Events

Here is a list list of our upcoming and past events.

Upcoming Events

50th Anniversary

Wondering what we are planning for the College 50th anniversary?

Although definitive plans are difficult to make at the moment, we will share events, dates, and ideas in our next newsletter and on our website.

Contact the Foundation at jacfoundation@johnabbott.qc.ca.

Past Events

Didn’t get enough of the 2021 Golf Classic at Whitlock Golf & Country Club?

Meet our great crew in this Google album and Save the Date for our 2022 Golf Classic on Monday, June 6, 2022.

 


The annual Loonie Line has been an important fundraiser for JAC students and the Assistance Fund created for those students in need since 2003.

This year, the Loonie Line raised $15,315.21.

100% of the money raised will go to the JAC Student Assistance Fund to help students in need of financial assistance and to create a JAC Wellness Bank where the importance of self-care, self-compassion, and the knowledge that help and support continue to be available is the raison d’être.

Donate here – Thank you!

 



Virtual Silent Auction

Thanks to your generous support, our first auction raised over $23,000.


Joseph, A Chrismas Choral Story

Spectrum Voices, a well-known West-Island choir, will be performing “Joseph, A Choral Story”.
The 2-hour production recounts the Christmas nativity story from Joseph’s point of view. How does he feel when his beloved Mary reveals that she is ‘with child’, not from another human, but from God?

This choral story weaves together threads that resonate in contemporary life: loyalty, isolation, and ultimately our duty to cherish life.

Created by Margaret Forrest & John Halpin (John Abbott College’s Director General), Joseph will be performed by 6 soloists accompanied by a 15-voice choir with piano accompaniment.

The John Abbott College Foundation is holding a benefit evening at the November 16 presentation at Sainte Veronica’s Church in Dorval.
In addition to the show, ticket bearers will have the opportunity to meet the cast during cocktail following the performance.

Order your tickets directly online at https://www.canadahelps.org/…/…/events/joseph-a-choral-story

For more information, please contact Lison Desclos lison.desclos@johnabbott.qc.ca or by phone 514-457-6610 (5284).

Sponsored by SpiceBros and 3Soeurs


September 20-21-22 weekend – Homecoming RibFest!

The Inaugural Homecoming RibFest, was a 3-day extravaganza with great food, family fun, local entertainment, sports and recognition events on campus.
Look to September 2020 for the College 50th anniversary kick-off celebrations!

Are you among our grads? Reconnect at JAC Foundation Alumni.

Friday, September 20

Indoor Games
Women’s Basketball vs. Alumni – 19:00 in the Gym
Women’s Hockey vs. Limoilou – 20:30 in the Arena
Outdoor Games (Memorial Field)
Women’s Soccer vs. Ahuntsic – 19:00
Men’s Soccer vs. Ahuntsic – 21:00

Hall of Distinction – doors open at 18:00 in the Agora
Tickets are required to attend

In recognition of the 50th anniversary of John Abbott College in 2020, the College established the Hall of Distinction in 2016. The Hall recognizes alumni, former employees, and friends of the College who have contributed to life on campus and/or to the greater community in a momentous way.

Outdoor Free Live Show
BanDave – 16:00
Professional Theatre Alum Musical Act – 17:00
Relentless – 18:00
One Way Home – 19:00
Civil House – 20:00

Saturday, September 21

Indoor Games
Women’s Hockey vs. Alumni – 19:00 in the Arena

Outdoor Games (Memorial Field)
Football vs. Outaouais – 13:00
Lacrosse vs. Dawson – 18:00

Annual Townsend Keynote Lecture with
Dr. Nathalie Ouellette – doors open at 19:30 p.m. in Penfield 204

Presented by RASC Montreal Centre
FREE Public Lecture
Revealing the Universe with the James Webb Space Telescope.
You want to learn more about the Canadian Space Agency’s contribution to the James Webb Space Telescope, the successor of the famous Hubble Space Telescope.
Outdoor Free Live Show
Alex Northman – 12:00
Exit 22 – 13:00
Pendulum Swing – 14:00
The Space Wizard – 15:00
The Record Breaker – 16:00
Le B-Band – 17:00
Volume 11 – 19:00
Stereoblind – 20:00

Sunday, September 22

Outdoor Games (Memorial Field)
Women’s Rugby vs. Lennoxville – 11:00
Men’s Rugby vs. Dawson – 12:30
Men’s Soccer D2 vs. Saint-Jean – 15:00
Outdoor Free Live Show
In Tyme – 12:00
Donnie Brae & Tha Nu Note – 13:00
The Contractors – 14:00
Grand Splendid – 15:00
Manny Blu – 16:45

Tuesday, June 11 – Foundation Golf tournament

The 17th Annual Foundation Golf Tournament was held at Beaconsfield Golf Club on Tuesday, June 11. Your participation helped the John Abbott College Foundation raise an impressive $49,664 NET, which will enable the Foundation to help our students with scholarships and financial assistance, supporting student activities and trips. Student volunteers on the course represented many facets of John Abbott College including: Nursing, Police Technology, the football team, MED Life club, Continuing Education, Visual Arts, Model United Nations, Bandersnatch school newspaper, the golf team, women’s hockey team, and the science program.

To experience some of the great moments from of the day, follow the link below.
JACF Golf 2019 album

Thank you to our sponsors:

SUJAC
Ye Old Orchard
Beau’s 
Telus
Pepsi
Aramark
Kahunaverse
Play it Again Sports
DMA Architectes
The Tenaquip Foundation
McAfee
SIDPRINT 

 


JACF Spring Fling – Sunday, May 26, 2019

The 2019 SPRING FLING was our inaugural walk/run for all ages. This event is open to the public, students, staff, families, alumni, the Macdonald/McGill University community, local municipalities, businesses and beyond! Run or walk either 5 k or 2k through our beautiful John Abbott College campus grounds – rain, snow or shine in support of our student athletes.

$2,200 was raised at this event to go and support the JAC Foundation’s Athletic Fund which sponsors team uniforms, equipment and transportation costs.

John Abbott College is extremely proud of its Islanders Intercollegiate teams and their dedicated student athletes.

Follow the link to view the pictures of the morning activities.
Spring Fling album

 


Loonie Line – Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Over the last fifteen years, this event alone has raised $167,874 helping hundreds of students move forward in their education, in their lives.
Come to the College between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. and add your loonies to the 2-sided tape that runs over 243 m (800 feet) from Casgrain to Stewart Hall.

Bowling for a Cause is a Loonie Line fundraiser. This year our bowling night raised $2,250!
To experience some of the great moments from that evening, follow the link below.
Bowling for a Cause’s album

 

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