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Northern Jack Summit

When we say coast-to-coast-to-coast, we mean it!

Jack.org is hosting its second Northern Jack Summit! We're flying young leaders from all over the territories to Yellowknife. These advocates will train, brainstorm, and design initiatives to revolutionize mental health in their communities, leaving with skills, knowledge, action plans, renewed energy, and powerful connections. 


Event Details

Date: Saturday November 2, 2019
Location: Yellowknife, Northwest Territories
Venue: Chateau Nova
Who Can Attend: If you're from the North and identify as a youth.
Application Deadline: CLOSED


Jack.org is committed to making this event accessible for all. To that end, Northern Jack Summit is free for all participants including transportation, accommodation, and food. 


Mental Health in the North

There is a lack of mental health services readily available in the North, and what services are available are predominantly in the capital cities. Suicide among First Nations youth is 5 to 6 times higher than non-aboriginal youth. The average wait time for services covered by healthcare is 5 to 6 months, and often what is offered lacks cultural sensitivity and competence. Things need to change. And we'll lead it. Join the movement. 
 

Jack.org's Northern Summit is pleased to have received a Healthy Canadians Grant from:

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Questions? Concerns? Suggestions? Send 'em over to northernsummit@jack.org