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Jess Ford
Jess Ford

Jess Ford

Toronto, ON
As a Program Coordinator for Northern and Central Ontario, Jess supports Jack.org Speakers and Chapters in this region.  

In 2019, Jess completed a Master of Arts in Indigenous Governance from The University of Winnipeg. Her research looks at traditional and cultural knowledge systems as protection in the prevention of Indigenous youth suicide. In 2014, Jess moved to Darwin, Australia where she began working in partnership with community groups to promote youth empowerment programming aimed at holistic well-being and leadership training with a focus on harm reduction and prevention strategies. 
 
Her passion lies in supporting all people to step into their fullest potential. She believes that this is done through uncovering each individual’s passion and purpose in life, and that these are the most powerful medicines in building a sense of connection and meaning in the world.
 
My mental health revolution is a place where all peoples have equitable and culturally appropriate access to resources and support systems that suit their individual needs.