Network Reps Emily Sather Saskatoon, SK Emily comes from the small agricultural town of Elrose, Saskatchewan, where she was raised and developed many of her values. After completing her secondary education, she moved to Saskatoon, Saskatchewan to pursue her Bachelor of Social Work degree from the University of Regina’s remote campus. Emily has endured several challenges when it comes to her mental health, which have helped to equip her with compassion, love, motivation, and strength that she pulls from her tool belt and puts to use in her relationships and advocacy work. Her struggles have provided her with many insights regarding Saskatchewan’s (greater Canada) issues regarding accessibility, equity, safety, and security as it pertains to mental health support services. She recognizes the severely compromised state that her province is in, and she will stop at nothing to see positive change begin to be implemented into society. Emily first discovered Jack.org through her classmate. From here, she was captivated and inspired to become involved with the organization. She was selected as a delegate for the National Summit in 2020, where she represented the prairie provinces and shared the collective voices of our people to the honourable Bardish Chagger. Since then, she has been living and breathing all things Jack.org and is determined to stay as involved as possible (hint: prairie people - she has big hopes for you)! Emily has many passions in life, especially regarding mental health advocacy work. Areas that have a special place in her heart include anti-racism, equitable access to support services (for minorities, members of the 2SLGBTQAII+ community, women, so on), men’s mental health, human rights, justice, and rural living (agricultural pressures, isolation, substance use disorders to name a few). The list goes on for many kilometres! In her free time, Emily can be found biking, reading, studying, swimming - doing anything to make her body and mind happy! She loves a good matcha latte, lounging on patios, and taking aimless strolls around the city. Emily prioritizes living by her motto, which is: “leave the world a better place than you found it”, and she is eager to continue her journey!