the north van cares foundation​

About Us

how did we get here?​

Who Are We?

jacquie mcCarnan

our founder

Jacquie is a North Vancouver-based Realtor®. Her life's mission is to help others whether that's through North Vancouver Cares or with buying or selling Real Estate. Her mantra is "Wake up each day with the intention of doing something for someone else with no expectation of return."

Layne O'Donnell

creator - marketing

Layne is a North Van-based entrepreneur who runs her own travel company. She has been a driving force behind the vision for North Vancouver Cares!  

During COVID Layne pivoted her company to create super cool candles and started a sustainable bathing suit brand!

Shaye O'Donnell

community liaison

Shaye is studying Environmental Studies at SFU and keeps us all hyper-aware of our commitment to the planet! 

Her plan is to work in Ocean Conservation with a focus on reef rehabilitation and marine mammal care and rescue. 

Sam Tafel


Photographer extraordinaire, Sam specializes in shooting the beauty of BC. You can see more of his work on IG @tafelphoto. 

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