Between 2005 and 2007, he worked as a volunteer with cooperatives of weavers and coffee producers in Latin America.
In 2008, he joined Ashoka, as Director of “Housing for All” program in Brazil
From 2013 to 2015 he was the Chief Operating Officer at One Drop Foundation in Montreal.
Since 2016, Jacques is senior director of international programs for CUSO International in Ottawa.
Jacques has a degree in Law (LL.L) at the Université de Montréal, a master’s degree in international law (LL.M.) at McGill University and an MBA at the Richard Ivey School of Business (University of Western Ontario).
Jacques brings to Give a Hand his compassion for the underprivileged, his business experience and his understanding of international development issues.