Suicide rates in the North are dramatically higher compared to the rest of Canada. The region is overtaxed and underserved. Traditional resources are sometimes inaccessible or ineffective. Jack.org doesn't have the solution, but we are committed to working closely with young leaders in Northern communities to make as much of an impact as possible.
This year, we held the first-ever Northern Jack Summit, the largest youth-led conference on mental health to ever hit the territories. We flew fifty young leaders from all three territories to Yellowknife to build the movement in the North. It was a small but powerful step, and we look forward to the next leap.
70 young mental health advocates from the Sea to Sky Corridor.
50 young mental health advocates from all three Territories.
50 francophone youth at our first-ever fully francophone Jack Summit.
One of the original youth-led Regional Summits grows to a flagship Jack Summit with 150 young leaders.