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Jack.org Media Room

If you're interested in covering the Jack.org story, youth mental health, or the stories of 2,500+ young leaders revolutionizing mental health, send us a note to media@jack.org

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Videos (hosted on Youtube)

  • Jack.org 101
    This is what we do.
  • Jack.org 101 (Condensed)
    For media and b-roll. Contact media@jack.org for raw file. 
  • #WeAreReady
    For Mental Health Awareness Week 2018, Jack.org launched a national advocacy campaign aimed at getting policymakers to prioritize youth mental health. It got the attention of people like Wab Kinew and got retweeted by Justin Trudeau.
  • Rebel with a Cause: Calvin Tiu
    Meet the revolution. This is Calvin "Kalvonix" Tiu. Calvin hopes to inspire youth through the art of storytelling and performance, all while working hard to reduce the stigma surrounding mental health. He believes that all humans deserve the right to be themselves, and we must all be able to communicate with each other to do so. On most days, you’re most likely to find Calvin writing rap songs, recording his own music, and exercising his creativity through music. Born and raised in Vancouver, British Columbia, Calvin has a bachelor’s degree in English as well as a minor in Counselling.
  • Jack Ride 2018
    Canada’s Ride for Youth Mental Health, and our largest event of the year with over 1,000 people in attendance, and over $900,000 raised. 
  • Jack Summit 2018: Wrap Video
    Jack Summit 2018 brought together 200 young advocates from every province and territory in Canada. 10% identified as Indigenous, and 25% identified as LGBTTQ2S+. Get a taste of what it was like as these exceptional young people worked to improve their communities and their country.  Video by Reel Digital. French and English subtitles available.
  • Jack Summit 2018: Rebels with a Cause
    Our Jack Summit 2018 welcome video celebrated the uniqueness and power of all our delegates, and got them fired up for the weekend ahead. Video by Reel Digital. French and English subtitles available.
  • Jack Summit 2018: Welcome Message from Alessia Cara

    Delegates at Jack Summit 2018 were treated to a special welcome message from Grammy award-winner and mental health advocate Alessia Cara.

  • Jack Summit 2018: Welcome Message from Prince William, Duke of Cambridge
    Delegates at Jack Summit 2018 were treated to a special welcome video from His Highness Prince William, Duke of Cambridge – a passionate mental health advocate.  
  • Be There: Dan + Katie
    We’re building a revolutionary digital tool that teaches us how to better be there for one another. Dan and Katie, members of the Jack.org University of Toronto Chapter, share their “being there” story. Video by Reel Digital.
  • Be There: Cassie + Jeanne
    We’re building a revolutionary digital tool that teaches us how to better be there for one another. Cassie and Jeanne, a mother and daughter, share their “being there” story. Video by Ryan Lee.
  • Back to School 2017
    In late August/early September 2017, dozens of Jack.org young leaders appeared in major media around Canada, sharing their practical advice on healthy mental health habits during stressful periods of transition. 

     
  • Everesting 2017
    After Larry Optis famously cycled the equivalent elevation of Mount Everest for Jack.org in May 2017, we hosted the Everesting Bike Challenge, inviting our supporters to join him in the punishing challenge. 46 Riders came out in the pouring rain, and cycled hundreds of laps of a single hill, raising over $53,000 for youth mental health. Video by David Dworkind. Music by July Talk.
  • Jack Summit 2017: Wrap Video
    They came. They saw. They conquered. Meet the young minds at Jack Summit 2017. Video by Reel Digital. French and English subtitles available.
  • Jack Summit 2017: Our Challenge, Our Voices, Our Movement

    This video opened Jack Summit 2017, bringing together 200 delegates from every province and territory in Canada under one uniting cry: this is our challenge, our voices, and our movement. Video by Reel Digital. French and English subtitles available.

  • Ride Your Way: Larry Optis
    Larry Optis was the first person to host a Ride Your Way fundraiser - a video and event series that uses whatever mode of transportation you choose to raise funds for youth mental health - and first-rate film production - to normalize conversations about mental health. Larry used Ride Your Way as a platform to share his story, and cycled the equivalent elevation of Mount Everest. It took him 22 hours. Video by David Dworkind. 
  • Ride Your Way: Surf the Greats
    Surf the Greats, a beloved Canadian institution that brings surfing to the Great Lakes, used Ride Your Way as an opportunity to talk about what surfing means for their mental health and how community saves their bacon. Video by David Dworkind.
  • Ride Your Way: Josh Cassidy
    Paralympian Josh Cassidy shared his story of resilience with Ride Your Way and hosted a Ride Your Way event during which he taught over 40 people how to operate a wheelchair racing bicycle. It is so much harder than it looks. And it looks hard. Video by David Dworkind.
  • Our Royal Moment
    In September 2016, the young leaders of Jack.org had the chance to meet with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on their Royal Tour and share their ideas and thoughts about youth mental health.
  • Heads Together

    In spring of 2017, we teamed up again with the Royals on their Heads Together campaign, sharing candid discussions on mental health and the importance of connection, conversation, and support systems. Video by Reel Digital.

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