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The Government of <strong>Canada donates $50,000 to Jack.org </strong>to celebrate the birth of Prince Louis.
The Government of <strong>Canada donates $50,000 to Jack.org </strong>to celebrate the birth of Prince Louis.

The Government of Canada donates $50,000 to Jack.org to celebrate the birth of Prince Louis.

We are looking forward to working closely with Justin Trudeau and the Government of Canada to secure a healthier future for Canada’s youth.
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Official statement from the office of the Prime Minister:

“Canadians were delighted to hear that Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge welcomed a new baby boy into their family, His Royal Highness Prince Louis of Cambridge.

“To celebrate the birth of the Prince, Canada will donate $50,000 to Jack.org, a national network of young people in Canada who are leading important conversations on mental health. The organization supports 2,500 student leaders to bring awareness around mental health issues, break down stigma, and make sure students can get the help they need. 

On behalf of the Government of Canada, Sophie and I extend our heartfelt congratulations to Their Royal Highnesses the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and the Royal Family.”

We had no idea we’d be receiving the funds, but we will use them to train more young leaders and reach more young people across Canada through our programs to help ensure that every young person is comfortable talking about their mental health, understands how to recognize signs and symptoms of mental health struggle in themselves and their peers, know how to ask for help or encourage their peers to seek help and actually receive the help they deserve when they need it.

The most promising part of these funds is that it is a small indicator of a commitment to improving youth mental health in Canada. Suicide is the number one health-related cause of death in Canada. Jack.org is doing its best to ensure young people are more educated and better able to access help, but the other side is that resources need to be more accessible and of higher quality, and we hope to work with the Canadian government going forward to ensure that Canada does a better job supporting its young citizens.