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Start a Jack Chapter

We are currently accepting applications for the 2023/24 program year, which begins August 2023.

How do I start a Jack Chapter?

If you’re interested in starting a Chapter at your school or in your community, you can fill out the form below. One of our Program Coordinators will reach out to you by email within 2-4 business days to schedule a quick call.

During that call, your Program Coordinator will discuss your application and go over your next steps. 

Some of those next steps include:

  • Signing an Agreement
  • Completing Chapter training
  • Getting your members registered
  • Meeting with your Program Coordinator to plan your Chapter’s first activities

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. 

Jack Chapter Application

Be part of the change in culture around mental health. Start a Jack Chapter in your community today.
For more details, check out these FAQs

Find a Chapter near you

Take a look at this list of Chapters across the countries. If you see a Chapter in your community, reach out and we'll connect you!
Don't see a Chapter in your community? Start a Chapter

Hear from our Jack Chapters

“I find that developing a tight-knit community with every individual I met thanks to this program has given me so much, and allowed me to advocate in a way I could never initially imagine.”

Samarah (Chapter Lead at St Joseph Secondary School, 2020/21)

Hear from our Jack Chapters

“ goes the extra mile to ensure that all chapters are comfortable and confident with running their chapter, which ensures that every chapter has the opportunities and resources to easily impact the community that they are in.”

Aliza (Chapter Lead at John Fraser Secondary School, 2021/22)

We're in good company

Thank you to the wonderful partners who fuel Jack Chapters across Canada.

Ontario Trillium Foundation

Yellow Bus Foundation

Szocs Foundation

Kelty Patrick Dennehy Foundation

Slaight Family Foundation


Tompkins Family