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Jessica Martel Memorial Foundation President and Co-founder to be honoured as a L’Oréal Paris “Woman of Worth”

posted February 18, 2019

Jessica Martel Memorial Foundation President and Co-founder to be honoured as a L’Oréal Paris “Woman of Worth”

Lynne Rosychuk one of ten extraordinary women to be honored on International Women’s Day at star-studded Gala in Toronto, Ontario

The Jessica Martel Memorial Foundation (JMMF) is proud to announce Lynne Rosychuk, our Board President and co-founder, is being honoured with a 2019 Women of Worth award sponsored by L’Oréal Paris Canada.

Rosychuk is one of the 10 honourees selected from hundreds of nominations and chosen for her work addressing a crucial community need and her passion in the area of family violence support. As an honouree, she joins esteemed alumnae of Canadian women who have shattered barriers, built and strengthened community and worked passionately to make our world a better place. Rosychuk will receive $10,000 to support her charitable work and an all-expense paid trip for two to Toronto to attend a star-studded awards gala on March 8th, hosted by L’Oréal Paris, where a national honouree will receive an additional $10,000. Now, through March 4th, 2019 we are asking our supporters to join other Canadians in voting to recognize Lynne Rosychuk as the national honouree by visiting

Rosychuk was speechless when advised of the nomination and said, “I don’t do this for the recognition, it’s for our community. It is for Jessica and others like her. But, I am honoured to share her story and legacy with a larger audience and grateful to L’Oréal for their support.”

Rosychuk has been a passionate advocate for family violence supports following her daughter’s tragic murder at the hands of her common law partner in 2009. Since 2012, she and a core group of volunteers have been raising funds to build a safe house to support those impacted by family violence in the Sturgeon region. In September of 2018, the JMMF broke ground on Jessie’s House, a first stage emergency shelter, which is expected to begin sheltering individuals and families in 2020.

Janice Isberg
Executive Director
Jessica Martel Memorial Foundation
(587) 879-5658


About L’Oréal Paris’ Women of Worth

In its third year, the Canadian edition of L’Oréal Paris’ Women of Worth recognizes a diverse group of women who find beauty in giving back through their volunteerism and charitable contributions. Embodying the famed L’Oréal Paris’ signature phrase, “Because You’re Worth It”, the signature philanthropic program honours women who are motivated by their passion to advance conversation, foster collaboration and inspire action that facilitates meaningful change.




posted January 30, 2019

Men, women, and children who have experienced or witnessed family violence are more likely to suffer from a variety of mental illness, including depression, anxiety, PTSD and substance abuse. It’s time to end the stigma and start talking.

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