Jack McGee

West Vancouver, British Columbia

As a Founding Board Member of the Pacific Autism Family Network (PAFN), Jack was co-founder of and initiated the Autism Awareness and Techniques Program for First Responders resulting in over nine thousand first responders in British Columbia and across Canada being trained on autism prevalence, relevance, and support strategies. His work has benefited countless first responders, families, and individuals who are on the autism spectrum. In addition to his work with autism, over the years Jack has volunteered for over fifty other charitable and not-for-profit organizations, with a focus of supporting youth and families, sport, community, public safety, post-secondary education, hospice, and the disadvantaged. To this day he remains active in the community serving on the Boards of the Sovereign Order of St John and as Board Treasurer for the PAFN. Jack continues to make a profound difference across our communities in British Columbia through his genuine approach, passion, and commitment to the inclusiveness and betterment of society.


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I think of the creative genius, leadership and sacrifices of people who develop and sustain charities or not-for-profits – the board members, staff, donors, partners, governments at all levels who support the initiative, and the many volunteers who work together to make the activity a true success. These are exceptional team efforts within, of and for the community.