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If you're interested in covering the Jack.org story, youth mental health, or the stories of 2,800+ young leaders revolutionizing mental health, send us a note to media@jack.org

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  • Jack.org 101
    Jack.org is the only national charity training and empowering young leaders to revolutionize mental health.

    This is what we do.
  • National #JackSummit 2019: Wrap Video
    We’re building a COMMUNITY without shame. A country where all young people have the KNOWLEDGE they need to take care of their own mental health and look out for each other. A Canada where we have the power to change systems so that those who need support ACCESS the help they deserve.

    We’ve been asking for a seat at the table. But the table has been ours all along. Pull up a seat. This is REVOLUTION NOW.
  • National #JackSummit 2019: REVOLUTION NOW
    We’re building a COMMUNITY without shame. A country where all young people have the KNOWLEDGE they need to take care of their own mental health and look out for each other. A Canada where we have the power to change systems so that those who need support ACCESS the help they deserve.

    We’ve been asking for a seat at the table. But the table has been ours all along. Pull up a seat. This is REVOLUTION NOW.
  • Mental Health 101
    Jack.org is the only national network of young leaders transforming the way we think about mental health. With initiatives and programs designed with the input of young people at every step, we will end stigma in our generation. We’re making change. Our ambitions are large. We’re just getting started.
  • Back To School 2019
    Today, suicide is still the #1 health-related cause of death for young people in Canada. Our young leaders are working hard to change that by making sure that tough conversations about mental health are central this #BackToSchool period.

     
  • #JackRide 2019: Wrap Video
    The 10th anniversary of Canada's Ride for Youth Mental Health sold out in less than a month! Thank you so much to everyone who has rallied, registered, and committed to ride for the past ten years, and who has made this year so incredibly special.

    Because of you, we are so hopeful for the future of youth mental health! Jack Ride is Canada's largest, loudest, most powerful bike ride for youth mental health.

    Jack Ride is Jack.org’s largest fundraising event of the year. Our generous sponsors cover 100% of ride costs, meaning all funds raised go directly to the work of the network revolutionizing mental health. Routes are available for families and experienced riders. It's energetic. Electric. Transformative. Jack Ride is for all of us. Because that's what the mental health revolution needs.
  • Be There videos
    Know someone struggling with their mental health? Be There is a game-changing mental health resource that teaches anyone how to support people when they're struggling with their mental health. Whether you have 5 minutes or 5 hours, get started at BeThere.org.

    You can find the entire playlist of videos here!
  • Être là
    Vous connaissez quelqu’un qui vit des difficultés avec sa santé mentale? Être là, c’est une ressource en santé mentale qui change la donne en apprenant à tous ceux et celles qui le désirent la façon de venir en aide à quelqu’un qui en a besoin. Peu importe le temps que vous avez à y consacrer, faites-le depuis Etrela.org.

    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLlZQIYhX-kTTN-elIX4_cZry_kHNME8tL
  • JACK MUSIC 2019
    On March 1st, hundreds of young people from every corner of Canada arrived in Toronto for National #JackSummit weekend. To kick it all off, we welcomed these mental health superstars with an inspiring evening of live music and storytelling.
  • Breaking Barriers 2019: Wrap Video
    Breaking Barriers is Jack.org’s youth-led summit on mental health in the prairies. The summit brings together the next generation of mental health leaders from Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and Northwestern Ontario. Attendees will have the opportunity to engage with keynote speakers, participate in workshops, share insights and collaborate on real, actionable strategies.
  • MTL au Sommet 2019 vidéo
    Êtes-vous prêts, Canadiens et Canadiennes francophones? MTL au Sommet, un Sommet Jack 100 % francophone, débarque en ville! Et c’est le temps de vous joindre au mouvement!
  • Brainfreeze 2018: Wrap Video
    A polar dip for mental health! The 2nd Annual Brainfreeze took place on December 1st in 3 cities (Montreal, Vancouver and Toronto) and it was incredible!

    So energizing, so exciting, and definitely Instagrammable from tide in to tide out. People of all ages gathered in subzero temperatures and voluntarily jumped in freezing water. It made for a pretty exciting Saturday!
  • Talk at the Top 2018: Wrap Video
    Talk at the Top is a youth-led summit on mental health leadership and advocacy for high school students in British Columbia. The really cool part? All the mental health talk happens at the top of Grouse Mountain in Vancouver.

    Students develop leadership skills, increase their mental health knowledge and learn how to decrease the stigma that surrounds mental illness in their schools and communities. This single day is jam-packed; exciting speakers, workshops, activities, and brainstorming sessions. Breakfast and lunch is provided and transportation is arranged for all students.
  • Northern Summit 2018: Wrap Video
    When we say coast-to-coast-to-coast, we mean it!

    On October 20th, 2018 - Jack.org hosted our first ever Northern Jack Summit! We flew young leaders from all over the territories to Yellowknife. These advocates trained, brainstormed, and designed initiatives to revolutionize mental health in their communities. They left with skills, knowledge, action plans, renewed energy, and powerful connections.
  • Rebels with a Cause: Dan Nixon
    The Jack Talks program features professionally trained youth speakers to deliver contact-based education and achieve peer-to-peer outreach. Our speakers teach students across Canada that we all have mental health and we all need to care for it. Book a speaker today. You won't regret it.

    Learn more at http://jack.org/talks or email talks@jack.org.
  • Rebels with a Cause: Shania Clark
    The Jack Talks program features professionally trained youth speakers to deliver contact-based education and achieve peer-to-peer outreach. Our speakers teach students across Canada that we all have mental health and we all need to care for it. Book a speaker today. You won't regret it.

    Learn more at http://jack.org/talks or email talks@jack.org.
  • Rebels with a Cause: Arielle George
    Arielle George is a Jack Talks Speaker and is advocating to end the stigma surrounding mental health.
  • Rebels 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.
  • Rebels with a Cause: Alex San Diego
    Alex San Diego really loves K-pop...and the music genre has helped her through her mental health struggles.
  • Rebelles avec une cause: Katherine St-Jacques
    Katherine St-Jacques est de Montréal et est étudiante en sexologie à l’Université du Québec à Montréal. Elle est dévouée à taire les tabous et changer l’image de la santé mentale pour que celle-ci soit comprise, accepté et qu’on puisse en parler ouvertement sans jugement. Elle est reconnue pour être une personne assez maladroite mais qui accepte ce côté d’elle en se disant que ça lui fait pFiNJDFCAEN8e à compter.
  • Back to School 2018
    REAL Canadian students give REAL practical advice on healthy mental health habits. Never forget how much your mental health matters. Take care of yourself and each other.
  • #RideYourWay: Mercedes Nicoll
    Whether you're a snowboarder, surfer, or rollerblader, you can still play your part in the mental health movement. Visit https://www.jack.org/rideyourway to find out how!
  • Dan and Shayan on Breakfast Television

    It's the back-to-school season, and our young leaders are out there making sure that young people know how to take care of their mental health and look out for each during this time.
  • 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.  
  • 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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