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National Jack Summit

  • What is National Jack Summit all about?

    National Jack Summit is’s oldest and largest programmatic event. It is typically held in Toronto each spring, but will be delivered in a hybrid format this year to prioritize the health and safety of everyone participating. We bring 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 on a national scale. We do this through a variety of inspirational speakers, skill-building workshops, conversations with decision-makers, 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.

  • When is National Jack Summit 2022?
    National Jack Summit was March 18-20, 2022.
  • Where is National Summit 2022?
    We delivered the National Summit in a hybrid format, with programming and activities offered both virtually and in-person.
  • Who can apply to National Jack Summit?

    Young people aged 18+ from across Canada. Students and non-students are encouraged to apply!

  • How are delegates chosen?

    All delegates will be selected based on the quality of their application and their commitment to mental health advocacy. We prioritize existing members of our programs as well as folks who are new to, especially over individuals who have had the opportunity to attend the National Jack Summit for two or more years in a row. We are also committed to diversity in our selection process and work to ensure a broad range of attendees. 

  • Will it cost me anything to attend National Jack Summit?

    No. Thanks to our generous sponsors and donors, the summit is free for all delegates this year. We do, however, welcome fundraising efforts, especially if any delegates have friends, family or colleagues who are looking to support their mental health advocacy work and/or the work of Guidance around how to successfully fundraise will be provided to all accepted delegates, for anyone who’s interested! 

  • When is the deadline to apply for National Jack Summit 2022?
    Applications are closed.
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