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Talk at the Top

  • When and where is Talk at the Top?

    Talk at the Top will be taking place virtually this year, but typically takes place in The Observatory on Grouse Mountain. The one-day event is held in the fall months. 

  • Will it cost me anything to attend?

    No. Thanks to our generous sponsors Szocs Foundation and Bell Let’s Talk, the summit is free for all delegates. 

  • Who can apply to be a delegate and how are they chosen?

    All high school and postsecondary-aged young people (15-24) from across BC and western Alberta (the Rocky Mountain and Foothills areas, primarily) are eligible. All delegates will be selected based on the quality of their application and their commitment to mental health advocacy. We are committed to diversity in our programming and will work to ensure a broad range of attendees.

    Can I apply if I’ve attended Talk at the Top in previous years?
    Yes. There are no restrictions on repeat attendance so if you’re interested in attending, please apply!

  • What is the application deadline?

    Applications for Talk at the Top 2020 will be accepted until 11:59PM EST on Sunday, September 13th. 

  • How did Talk at the Top get started? 

    Talk at the Top was founded in 2012 to honour the legacy of Owen Tucker, a North Shore resident diagnosed with bipolar disorder and OCD. In his short life, Owen was eternally positive and optimistic but his illness progressed and tragically he died by suicide at age 21 in 2011. Our promise to Owen – and others like him – is to create a brighter future for those struggling with their mental health.

  • I have connectivity challenges or virtual accessibility needs - can I still participate in this virtual summit?
    Yes. Our team is eager to help accommodate any challenges that you may face in participating in this event. You’ll be able to discuss your needs with our team in the weeks leading up to the summit, and any expenses required for your participation will be covered by 
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