Author Archives: Allan Schachter

About Allan Schachter

A resident of Quebec, Canada, Allan Schachter demonstrates a strong commitment to his local community through the support of several charities, including the Montreal Children's Hospital and the Canadian National Institute for the Blind. In addition, he has donated to The War Amps, which helps those who have lost limbs in combat, and the Knights of Pythias, a fraternal order that promotes peace. In support of cancer research, Allan Schachter has included the Jewish General Hospital's annual Ride to Conquer Cancer and the Cedars Cancer Institute's annual Dragon Boat Race among his philanthropic efforts. He also donates to Combined Jewish Appeal, which represents the concerns of the Jewish community. Professionally, Allan Schachter helped oversee the expansion of Cansew Inc., for almost four decades and currently functions as the corporation's Vice President. A one-stop supplier for sewing professionals, Cansew offers a full range of threads, elastics, cutting and design room tools, elastics, and trims. The company backs all products with a 100 percent satisfaction guarantee and even manufactures custom products, such as color-matched sewing materials. With the help of Allan Schachter, the company launched Cansew Special Operations, which provides flame-retardant materials for firefighters and other emergency responders. This branch of Cansew currently offers essential protective clothing to teams around the world. Working in Cansew's main Montreal office, Allan Schachter manages a team of experienced sales professionals who handle Quebec and the Maritimes as well as international transactions. He also contributes to the company's marketing efforts and remains deeply involved with the development of both the Cansew and the Cansew Special Operations websites.

Recent Medical Breakthroughs at Montreal Children’s Hospital

About Allan Schachter: A veteran of the textiles industry, Allan Schachter supports several philanthropic organizations. He donates to Montreal Children’s Hospital and belongs to its Governor’s Circle.

Since its inception, Montreal Children’s Hospital has maintained a dedication to pioneering new treatments and establishing innovative approaches to complex medical problems. Most recently, the hospital introduced thoracoscopic repair techniques for congenital diaphragmatic hernias in newborns. In addition, the staff recently began using high frequency jet ventilation for children with severe lung disease. The hospital is also a locus for important children’s health research. Dr. Michael S. Kramer earned an election to the Royal Society of Canada, Division of Life Science, in 2011 for his research on nutrition conducted at Montreal Children’s Hospital. His work has had a significant impact on public policy.

Endeavoring to address the needs of Canadians, Montreal Children’s Hospital teamed with Shriners Hospitals for Children to create a joint clinic for the treatment of congenital chest wall deformities. This center is the first of its kind in Canada and joins the ranks of only a few others in North America.