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Breaking Barriers FAQ

  • When and where is Breaking Barriers?
    Breaking Barriers is a one-day event on February 9th, and takes place at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights in Winnipeg, MB.
  • Will it cost me anything to attend?
    No! Thanks to our generous sponsors, the summit is free for all delegates. This includes transportation to Winnipeg and one night accommodation for those who must travel to Winnipeg for the summit.
  • What if I do not live in Winnipeg?
    No problem! Breaking Barriers is designed to bring together students in schools throughout the prairies. If you are accepted as a delegate and currently live outside Winnipeg, will cover your travel costs. Keep an eye out for more information from us once you receive your acceptance!
  • Who can apply to be a delegate and how are they chosen?
    We are accepting epting applications from all students throughout Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Northwestern Ontario. Priority will be given to post-secondary students in, but we welcome applications from students in high schools and post-secondary institutions!
  • What is the application deadline?

    Applications for Breaking Barriers are due on January 18th, 2019. Applicants will be accepted on a rolling basis, so we recommend applying as soon as possible!
  • What is Breaking Barriers?
    Breaking Barriers is a Jack Summit unique to the prairies! The summit will address the needs of Canadians with regards to mental health, and bring together the next generation of mental health leaders to make change now! Attendees will have the opportunity to engage with keynote speakers, participate in workshops, share insights and collaborate on real, actionable strategies.