Great advocates have the knowledge to warrant an opinion, the courage to share it, and the patience required to see it through. Jack.org's young leaders have all three in spades. This year, they went above and beyond to connect with adult decision-makers and have their voices heard. Pictured: The Federal Minister of Health meets with all twelve Jack.org Network Representatives at Jack Summit 2019 to discuss the future of youth mental health.
When Ontario announced potential drastic cuts to education, Melanie Asselin knew this could impact the mental health of young people across the province. She interviewed educators, students, and guidance counsellors and published her insights.Read the full story
Bryan Young was published in the Winnipeg Free Press for speaking up about the implications of sex-ed curriculums on mental health, especially as it pertains to our LGBTQ2S+ youth.Read the full article
For Eating Disorder Awareness Week, Julia Caddy opened up about her story and helped dispel myths, share facts, and educate readers about eating disorders.Read the full story
After a string of suicides at the University of Toronto, Dan Derkach spoke up about the potential benefit of collaborations between students and administrators in helping to prevent further tragedy and improve the mental health of students on campus.Read the full story
At Jack Summit 2019, Alex San Diego and her fellow Network Representatives sat down with the Federal Minister of Health to talk about youth mental health and what can be done to turn the tide.Read the full story