Staff Jesse Hayman Toronto, ON As the Director of Development & Communications, Jesse helps ensure that Jack.org receives the funds necessary to make sure youth across Canada have the knowledge and resources to care for themselves and their peers, while amplifying the voice of the only national network of young leaders revolutionizing mental health. Jesse comes to Jack.org after seven years at The Movember Foundation. As part of Canada’s original Movember team of three, Jesse led the development team with a special focus on their voice and thought leadership surrounding men’s mental health and suicide prevention. Recognizing the lack of resources available to help people learn how to be there for others throughout their mental health journey, Jesse’s frustration has turned into action and a desire to make change across Canada. He is involved with a slew of Canadian mental health initiatives that are continuing to push our understanding and support of mental health, including leading strategy and facilitation for men’s programming at Sheena’s Place (ED group therapy clinic). You might catch Jesse in his element on the rugby field, at the bottom of the ocean, hanging out in a canoe somewhere in the deep regions of Ontario’s backcountry, walking his dog Dexter, or in the Jack.org office. My mental health revolution looks like a country where our leaders (educators, parents, government, etc.) fully respect and prioritize mental health. Where communities understand what mental health is and look out for each other. A country where, when someone reaches out for help they are met with love and empathy from the people who surround them and have access to the professional support they need and deserve.