WAMS Gala Luncheon April 21, 2017 Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada

2018 WAMS Speaker
Jacqui Cohen

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BCY WAMS Jacqui CohenWAMS is pleased to welcome Army & Navy CEO Jacqui Cohen to speak at the 2018 Women Against MS luncheon.

As President & CEO of Canada’s original discount department store Army & Navy, Jacqui Cohen now helms the discount chain founded by her grandfather Samuel Cohen in 1919. Jacqui is regarded as a vanguard of Vancouver’s downtown eastside and keeping business at the heart of the communities in which the stores operate. With the creation of Face the World Foundation in 1999, Jacqui took on another role — generating awareness and dollars that would support our city’s most vulnerable. In its 27 year history, the Foundation has raised more than $17 million for Vancouver’s smaller, lesser-known charitable organizations, transforming the lives of children, women and men in our community. Multiple sclerosis is among the causes the Cohen family holds particularly dear — her father Jack had MS. Jacqui has set an example of business and philanthropic leadership for many, including her daughter, Kasondra, who has gone on to create her own foundation focused on youth, Face the World Today.