The Jane Sleep Bursary was established in 2021 to recognize the contributions of Jane Sleep, the very first Executive Director of Jennifer Ashleigh Children’s Charity, who has remained at the helm of the charity for more than 25 years. Jane believes that all children should be given every opportunity to reach their full potential. 

JACC would not be where it is today without Jane’s unparalleled leadership and dedication to the children and families we serve.


To be eligible, the applicant must meet the following criteria:

  • Applicant must have received financial assistance from JACC;
  • Applicant must be pursuing post-secondary education/training/certification leading to employment or independent living;
  • Applicant must provide proof of enrolment OR proof of completion within the last year (for a program that is less than one year in duration)

Timeline: Applications open June 15th and close August 9th, 2021

Bursary Amount: One Bursary of $2,000 OR two Bursaries of $1,000 (This decision is at the discretion of the JACC Advisory Board)

A successful applicant can only receive the bursary once but may re-apply in subsequent years if not selected.

Please submit your completed application and supporting documentation to

Click HERE to apply to The Jane Sleep Bursary

If you wish to make a direct donation to the Jane Sleep Bursary, you may do so by contacting the charity at 905.852.1799 x32.