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Central Jack Summit FAQ

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  • What is Central Jack Summit?
    The Central Jack Summit is a reimagining of our previous Ontario Summit, which was our largest regional summit in previous years. This year we are so excited to be welcoming Anglophone members of Quebec to our summit and renaming it “Central Jack Summit” to encompass the “Central Canada” region. As Canada’s most populated and diverse provinces, mental health discussions can look very different in Central Canada than they do in the rest of the country. Central Canada itself is a mosaic of different communities – whether rural, urban or anything in-between. The summit is a chance for youth from both Ontario and Quebec to come together and build the skills they need to address mental health in their communities. 
  • When and where is Central Jack Summit?

    Central Jack Summit will be taking place on Friday, February 3rd, 2023, and Saturday, February 4th, 2023 in Ottawa, Ontario.

    Delegates will arrive on Friday, February 3rd in the afternoon and depart on Sunday, February 5th. 

  • Will it cost me anything to attend?

    No. Thanks to our generous sponsors and donors, the summit is free for all delegates. 

  • How do I go about booking my travel and accommodation?
    Don’t worry, leave it to us! If you are accepted to attend the Summit, we will be working with local partners to secure everything on our end, including flights, local travel, hotel accommodation and more. Keep an eye on your email in the coming weeks regarding these details and more.
  • Do I need to be vaccinated to attend? is committed to prioritizing the health & safety of delegates, invited guests, and other Summit attendees as we safely return to in-person events. To that end, we will continually monitor territorial/provincial public health guidelines and abide by all federal regulations as set out by the Government of Canada. 

    To ensure the safety of everyone attending our events, will be mandating proof of vaccination at all internally run events this year, including Central Jack Summit. This means you will need to be vaccinated with at least two doses of the following accepted vaccines as outlined by the Public Health Agency of Canada. 

    For more information about our policy around COVID-19, please see this one-pager. If you have received a medical exemption, or have any other concerns with this policy, please reach out to to speak to a member of our team.
  • Who can apply to be a delegate and how are they chosen?

    All young people (15-24) from across Ontario and Quebec are eligible. All delegates will be selected based on their application’s quality and their commitment to mental health advocacy. Youth do not have to be part of a high school or postsecondary institution to apply. We are committed to diversity in our programming and will work to ensure a broad range of attendees.

  • What is the application deadline?

    Applications for Central Jack Summit will be accepted until 11:59 PM EST on Sunday, December 4th, 2022.

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