As a pain patient himself, Jacques is a founding director of the Association québécoise de la douleur chronique (AQDC) which represents 1.5 million sufferers in Quebec. He is the Chairman of the Board and volunteer president since its founding in 2004.
Jacques has held many management positions in sales and marketing over a 25 year career with an international oil company. He was also General Manager of subsidiaries of the company for seven years. He has since been President of Gestion-Conseil JNL Inc. Its mission is to help small business elaborate measurable strategic plans, efficient communications plans, as well as provide executive mentoring.
Over the years, Jacques has volunteered as director and executive of business and non-profit organizations.