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National Jack Summit

  • When is National Jack Summit 2020?
    March 20-22, 2020.
  • When is the deadline to apply for National Jack Summit 2020?
    December 15th, 2019.
  • Who can apply to National Jack Summit?

    People aged 18-25. Students and non-students encouraged to apply!

  • When do applications open and close?

    Applications for National Jack Summit go up in the fall 8 and close in December. We’ll update people on social media, so follow along @jackdotorg

  • What is National Jack Summit all about?

    Jack Summit is entirely dedicated to supporting and building youth leadership for mental health across Canada. Jack Summit is’s largest programmatic event and is held in Toronto each spring. We bring 200 young leaders together -- leaders who are already doing amazing work in their communities to advance mental health advocacy -- to learn new skills, build on each other’s expertise, and unify their voices. We do this through a variety of inspirational speakers, skill-building workshops, discussion sessions, and collaborative brainstorms that focus on change-making, mental health leadership, and ensuring youth input is at the centre of every conversation. This way, we can create one, strong, youth-driven voice for mental health advocacy in Canada that can’t be ignored; and we unify a network of young leaders across the country from coast to coast to coast.

  • How are delegates chosen?

    A minimum of 60% of delegate slots are reserved for current Jack Talks speakers or Jack Chapter members. However, we accept a number of previously unaffiliated young leaders to Jack Summit. All delegates will be selected based on the quality of their application and their commitment to mental health advocacy. We are also committed to diversity in our programming and work to ensure a broad range of attendees.

  • Will it cost me anything to attend Jack Summit?

    To attend Jack Summit, all delegates will be required to fundraise a minimum of $250 for in lieu of a registration fee. will provide you with tools to help you fundraise that amount (or more) including an online giving page, a fundraising guide, and support from head office. If you don’t think you’ll be able to raise that much money, we will work with you to make sure you can still attend! We’re committed to ensuring there are no financial barriers that prevent any student from participating in Jack Summit. All other costs, including travel, food, and accommodation will be covered by Note: It costs on average $1,500 for each delegate to attend Jack Summit.

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