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FAQs

Jack Talks: Booking a Talk

  • Are the talks safe?

    Yes. We do intensive evaluations to ensure our programs are implemented in a safe and effective manner. Mental health can sometimes be a particularly sensitive subject for some people, which is why it's mandatory that every talk have some sort of mental health support present.
  • How much does it cost?

    The talk is made available to all youth-centric organizations, regardless of your budget! If you cannot afford a speaker fee, our bursary program will cover the cost. If you can, our suggested fee is $1,000 for the first talk and $200 for each additional talk. If you can only afford a part of the fee, no worries. Either way, we’ll work with you to bring these important presentations to young people.

  • What speakers do you have?

  • What dates are available?

    Name your date. We work to deliver Jack Talks 365 days a year.
  • How far in advance do I have to book?

    We recommend you reach out to us at least 60 days in advance, but no matter what we'll work to make it happen. Connect with us as soon as possible so we can discuss options. 
  • Our community faced a traumatic event - can you please come and talk to our students?
    Following a community tragedy, it’s not in line with best practices to have a large group assembly like our Jack Talk. Because of this, we don’t recommend booking talks during these difficult community times. However, we’re more than happy to work with you to host a talk for a later date when it will be a more positive and safe experience for everyone. If you have questions about the timing or safety considerations of your event, reach out to us at talks@jack.org and we’d be happy to discuss options.
  • What kind of training do Jack Talks Speakers get?

    Rigorous training in mental health, public speaking, and more, with one-on-one coaching with our professional staff. We’ve published some of our training materials in our Resources section. Have a look!
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