Ottawa Spinal Cord Injury: Rene Faucher, hockey accident -University of Ottawa

Ottawa Personal Injury Lawyer David Hollingsworth : Most of you have probably heard by now the very sad news about Rene Faucher. If you haven’t a few weeks ago, he caught a rut in the ice at the University of Ottawa and went head first into the boards at a pick up hockey game. The result is now he’s paralyzed from the chest down with at least a year of rehab in the hospital and no long-term disability insurance to help his family. Rene and his wife Dianne Douglas have three young children under the age of 5. The community has been rallying together to raise funds to support the family at this incredibly difficult time. One of the latest initiatives is with the The Ottawa 67′s Hockey Club. The Ottawa 67′s will donate 50% of revenue from this week’s online and box office ticket sales to a trust fund in Rene’s name to support rehabilitation and living expenses for Dianne and the three children. You can support Rene Faucher and his family by attending this Sunday’s game against the Guelph Storm. you can order tickets at and click on the René Faucher Fundraising icon. You may also order by telephone (613.232.6767) or simply show up on Sunday at the box office in the Coliseum Building at Lansdowne Park or at the Urbandale Centre box office and reference the Faucher Douglas Trust Fund when purchasing tickets. Game time is 2:00 PM. If you can’t attend, but want to support Rene, Dianne and the children you can make a donation at any local Scotiabank branch or by visiting

Thank you for considering to support Rene Faucher and his family. A spinal cord injury is a life altering injury. If you need more information as it relates to Rene Faucher and Dianne Douglas Trust Fund, or Ottawa and Ontario spinal cord injury resources, visit or call 613 978-9549.

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A personal appeal from David Hollingsworth:

“Rene Faucher is a friend of mine and I urge anyone who can to please donate to support this incredibly wonderful family who have always given to the Ottawa community and now need your help. I personally thank you.”


Mr. Rene Faucher, a young father of three wonderful children under the age of five, and husband to Mrs. Dianne Douglas, may never walk again after a serious accident during a casual game of pick-up hockey at the University of Ottawa Sports Complex on Sunday. Faucher, 40, was rushed to Ottawa Civic Hospital after tragically going head first into the boards while playing hockey.

Though he was wearing a helmet, his spine experienced injury and doctors in the trauma unit are unable to ascertain if he will ever walk again. “We have to wait until the spinal shock subsides to understand what the long term recovery road looks like,” states Marc, Faucher’s brother to CTV Ottawa reporters. Faucher is self-employed and unfortunately does not have long-term disability insurance. Douglas expressed to CTV that she never thought her family would have to deal with such a tragedy: “Coming home to get that call, you just don’t ever think something serious would happen to you.” 

Family and friends, myself included, are now appealing to the community to step in and help in whatever way they can, every donation and expression of good will and support helps. Faucher’s brother Marc said the support has been overwhelming.
How You Can Help:

Donations can be made at any Scotiabank Branch, to The Faucher Douglas Trust Fund, Branch 25486, Account 0016713.
Alternatively, cheques payable to the “Faucher Douglas Trust Fund” can also be mailed to the attention of Russ Reil at Scotiabank, Markdale, Ontario.