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Spring on the Catwalk!

In May Orange Yellow Spa in Aurora held an outstanding event called ‘Spring on the Catwalk’ which included a live auction, silent auction, fantastic food and music and an AMAZING fashion show. Jeff and Lisa Barkley, owners of the spa, discovered Jacob’s Ladder through our website and were hooked. Our thanks to Jeff, Lisa […]

Good things come in Small Packages

Our smallest supporters come up with some amazing ways to raise funds such as the sale of lemonade, cookies, handmade creations at sidewalk storefronts and donations to Jacob’s Ladder in honour of their party guests rather than provide loot bags. This year one such industrious group is the Glickman brothers – Sonny (7), Dylan (5) […]

Defying the odds, his life inspires all

NANCY J. WHITE – Toronto Star LIVING REPORTER Child with Canavan disease is at heart of program to help schoolchildren learn empathy. At 2 months old, Jacob Schwartz’s head still flopped and his eyes didn’t track. After weeks of tests, the doctor finally gave his parents the diagnosis. All strung together were the worst words […]

Kayla’s Chanukah Concerts

For 3 years in a row Kayla created magic with her sold out Chanukah Concerts in support of Jacob’s Ladder. Kayla raised over $15,000 to aid in research and awareness for Canavan’s Disease. Thank you Kayla!


The amazing group of students at Forest Hill Collegiate perform a play each spring and donate the proceeds to a charity of their choice. This group has supported Jacob’s Ladder to the tune of $750!

Mock Trial – Publicly Served

For several years running the Osgoode Hall Law Students presented an evening of comedy, music and all round good cheer to sold out crowds for 3 evenings each February. They then presented cheques to Jacob’s Ladder totalling over $20,000! These students were legally wonderful

ebay and Jacob’s Ladder

This year the eBay Foundation has chosen Jacob’s Ladder as one of its recipients in its Champion a Charity program. Champion a Charity was created to recognize and support charities that have special meaning to eBay employees. Any qualified non-profit organization that employees are aware of, involved in or simply feel passionate about can be […]

The Kauffman Award

For the first time, Young Entrepreneurs of Canada’s Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation presented three awards for community service. We are thrilled to announce that Jeff Schwartz, founding member of Jacob’s Ladder, was chosen as an example of giving back to the community through his work at Jacob’s Ladder. The awards are given to community service […]

Life is Sweet – Proceeds of Sugarland to help Jacob’s Ladder!

Ontario author Harold Krakower’s book Sugarland is a delightful story as told by a grandfather to his grandchild. In this tale Sarah awakens one night to find a beautiful butterfly in her room named Alice. Sarah and Alice embark on a magical journey to a place called Sugarland. Amidst candy cane fields they share many […]