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A Note From The Office

Significance vs. and Success In the last month or so a friend of mine and I were discussing the importance of significance versus success as it relates to us on a personal level.  On the surface, and in today’s society, this may appear to have been more about material things and stuff, but it wasn’t.  […]

One Day at a Time with Jacob Schwartz

Jacob’s resiliency, strength and contagious spirit inspire us every single day.  It is impossible to know him and not feel his positive energy.  The fact is that he is always smiling, raises spirits and brings constant perspective to all he meets.  Unfortunately, his disease continues to progress but it hasn’t taken away his incredible love […]

ALWAYS BE AWARE – Jacob’s Ladder, The House and Strand(ed)!

Jacob’s Ladder is very happy to announce its new association with The House.  The House is a dynamic organization begun in 2004 and is leading the way in engaging a next generation of inspired Jewish young adults (ages 22 – 35) through creative programming and collaborative community partnerships.  Reaching out to over 1000 Jewish young adults annually The House creates a comfortable environment open […]

Dr. Jeremy Friedman – Deserving Recipient of the 2016 MSA Citizenship Award

We are so very fortunate to have Dr. Jeremy Friedman of the Department of Paediatrics at the Hospital for Sick Children as a member of our Board and as Jacob’s doctor.  We are additionally proud to announce that he received the 2016 MSA Citizenship Award at the MSA (Medical Staff Association) Annual Spring Reception on […]

Project Give Back – Proud Moments

This year there are more than 1,000 Project Give Back students in over forty classes a week.  They are following their hearts and inspiring each other with their projects.  We are so proud of the young leaders who choose Jacob’s Ladder for their Project Give Back journey as well as those who choose over 600 […]

PMD – Jacob Trossman and His Good Year!

This past year was wonderfully medically uneventful for Jacob, longtime friend of Jacob Schwartz.  After spending most of the last year in the hospital, Jake took the time to recover….at home! Thanks to a wonderful friend and teacher, Jake remained up to date on his schoolwork from the comfort of our living room. He was […]

Jacob’s Ladder and The MukiBaum Accessibility Centre

We are very happy to report that Jacob’s Ladder is once again supporting the work of Dr. Nechama Baum and The MukiBaum Accessibility Centre.  With our funding this year more young adults are able to participate fully in the quality programming that is offered.  This organization is a non-profit, NGO (non-governmental organization) providing inclusive, community-focused […]


Because of all of you, your support and all we have been able to accomplish together, in June of this year both Ellen and Jeff received the honour of being awarded the Meritorious Service Decoration of Canada by His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, C.C., C.M.M., C.O.M., C.D., Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada.

Professor Jennifer Doudna, Ph.D, winner of The Norman Saunders Jacob’s Ladder International Research Prize 2016

Each year Jacob’s Ladder gives an award to an outstanding scientist in the field of genetics research.  In memory and honour of Jacob’s beloved doctor this award was re-named The Jacob’s Ladder Norman Saunders International Research Prize.  Through this initiative noted recipients from around the world have come to Toronto to share their research.  This […]

Project Give Back – Proud Moments

We are so proud of the young leaders who choose Jacob’s Ladder for their Project Give Back journey. Awareness is key and these young students share what we do so well. Each year approximately 1,000 Project Give Back students follow their hearts and teach their classmates about a cause that is meaningful to them. The […]