Beloved Television and Media Personality
Global Ambassador, WE Charities
Jessi Cruickshank is a well-known Canadian television host and popular media personality. This Vancouver native started her career as the only female in an all-male improv group alongside Seth Rogen. She became a household name as the face of MTV Canada and earned international recognition as the host of daily talk show, The Hills After Show- a cult phenomenon. The show was nominated for 3 Gemini Awards. It was broadcasted in 10+ countries and generated record-breaking ratings in Canada and the US.
Jessi has entertained audiences as the co-host of CBC’s The Goods, and the host of Canada’s Smartest Person. Most recently, Jessi has taken over Facebook Watch with her latest project, New Mom, Who Dis? This web series follows her adventures of being a mom of twin boys. Jessi discusses scary parenting topics like the challenges of pregnancy, and having the “sex talk” with your kids! The show has featured some awesome guests from physicians, Jessi’s friends and even the Rt Hon. Justin Trudeau.
Additionally, Jessi is a Global Ambassador for the international charity, WE (formerly, Free the Children). She has travelled to South Africa, India, Keyna and across North America to educate people on the charity. Jessi’s line of t-shirts for Free the Children was the fastest-selling clothing line in the charity’s history.
An expert at her craft, Jessi knows how to capture the attention of your audience. Her humour and sparkling personality showcase her unique abilities as an emcee, moderator or on-stage interviewer for any event- from a corporate conference to a glamorous gala. Jessi has hosted events for clients including Canada Goose, Royal Bank of Canada (RBC), the Canadian Arts and Fashion Awards, CBC and many more.
Jessi Cruickshank was born in an A&W restaurant in Calgary, Alberta. She is now one of the most beloved TV personalities in Canada. How on earth did she get there? In her candid, interactive and raucously funny speech, Jessi will talk about all of the choices she has made (the good ones and the not so good ones…) that got her to where she is today.
Jessi Cruickshank talks candidly about navigating a material and pop-culture obsessed world. She opens up about her own experiences working in an industry where quite often how you look is more important than how you think, where your net worth is more relevant than your self-worth, and where success is measured by what you have not what you have to give. Revealing a new side of herself, Jessi will empower her young audience to discover that happiness is not about what you have in your life, but what you choose to do with it.
Jessi will speak about how getting involved in school impacted her life and why students should strive to find a similar balance. Cruickshank started a special needs drama program at a local high school, joined the student council, played intramural sports and became involved with Free the Children. Telling a series of wildly funny, honest and relatable anecdotes, Jessi’s uncanny ability to relate to young audiences will leave them motivated to create opportunities and make the most of their college experience.
As long-time Canadian ambassador for non-profit organization Free the Children, Jessi speaks about her eye-opening experiences leaving the comfort of her MTV studio and travelling to rural India and Kenya. She talks about the pop-culture bubble so many young people in North America get trapped in today and challenges them to pop it, to see beyond the MTV world and discover the power they hold to create positive change in their colleges, communities and in the world.
As the host of a live daily talk show on MTV, broadcast to over 90 million homes across North America, Jessi knows how to work a room. With her signature warmth and wit, Jessi has MC’d and hosted charity fundraisers, private parties, red carpets, award shows, store openings and corporate events all across Canada and the US. Her ability to think on her toes and relate to any crowd makes any event a truly memorable one.