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Start a Jack Chapter

What are Jack Chapters?

Jack Chapters are trained youth-led groups working year-round to identify and dismantle barriers to positive mental health in their communities.

The mental health landscape is different all over Canada, so Jack Chapters use a local approach, rather than "one size fits all." Jack Chapters are about bringing the mental health revolution to your own backyard.


Who can start a Jack Chapter?

  • Any young person involved with a youth-centric community. Jack Chapters are at high schools, post-secondary campuses, camps, community centres, community organizations and more. Jack Chapters comprised of high school-aged people require a staff or older community lead to oversee the group. 
  • Any educator or community organizer working in a youth-centric context. Educators and community organizers have started Jack Chapters in high schools, community groups, community organizations, camps and more. Fill out the form below or contact us to get something started in your community.