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RBC’s best and brightest new associates got together for two days of intense collaboration and idea generation.
RBC’s best and brightest new associates got together for two days of intense collaboration and idea generation.

RBC’s best and brightest new associates got together for two days of intense collaboration and idea generation.

Their goal? To inspire social change. And Jack.org was lucky enough to be a part of it. 
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Next Great Social Innovator Challenge

A couple of weeks ago, our incredible friends and longtime supporters at RBC hosted Jack.org at the Next Great Social Innovator Challenge in downtown Toronto. As part of RBC’s Career Launch program, RBC’s best and brightest new associates got together for two days of intense collaboration and idea generation. Their goal? To inspire social change. And Jack.org was lucky enough to be a part of it. 

BeThere.org, the Jack.org resource that teaches everyone how to support someone through a mental health struggle, was at the centre of the challenge. Participants were asked to figure out an innovative way to engage those who aren’t already a part of the mental health conversation and get them to be there for young people to improve their mental health. 

Figuring out how to engage everyone in the movement is exactly where we need to put our brain power -- it’s only together that we’ll be able to maintain the momentum of the youth mental health movement. And so, over two days, fifteen teams worked tirelessly on their solutions and eventually pitched their ideas to two separate panels of judges, which included Jack.org staff. The winning team proposed an idea to develop a gamified version of BeThere.org, which people could play while they wait in the cinema for their movie to start. 

We couldn’t be more grateful to the team at RBC, and the newly minted associates who worked so hard to give us something brilliant. Their continued support means that we’ll be able to take this year’s Jack Summits to new heights, and connect hundreds of young mental health advocates across Canada as they build their leadership skills and strategize for mental health change.

To the astounding team at RBC, thank you for all you do!