Our Purpose

Since our work began, JACC has helped almost 14,000 seriously ill children and their families with funding for hospital and household costs, specialized care, medical treatments and therapies. We are unique and different from other children’s charities in that;

  • We react quickly to requests and in emergency situations, often within 24 hours
  • We act as a “safety net” for Ontario children when all other resources have been exhausted
  • We take an individual approach to financially assisting the children that are referred to us
  • We do all our own fundraising. We receive no Government or United Way funding

We rely solely on the generosity of individuals, corporations, and foundations, as well as funds raised through our signature and community events. Funds are used to assist seriously ill children within our Crisis, Care, and Wellness Programs.


Assistance to relieve the financial stress associated with caring for a special-needs child.


Assistance with the cost of specialized care which includes one-on-one respite care.


Development/intervention programs, which maximize the developmental potential of the child, and specialized medical treatment and supplies not covered by government funding or private insurance.


If you require assistance, please click here to go to our Families page.

We operate with a small staff, have over 200 dedicated volunteers, and a volunteer Advisory Board and Board of Directors. All are governed by well-defined Policies, Procedures, and By-Laws.