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building safe communities

We’re committed to giving back to our communities and teaching others how to stay safe. Through our partnerships, we’re grateful to have the opportunity to support training, promoting safe play across the province.

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Why is Jack.org a great partner?

Jack.org is Canada’s leading youth mental health charity training and empowering young leaders to revolutionize youth mental health in every province and territory. Through their national programs (Jack Talks, Jack Chapters, Jack Summits, Be There, Jack Originals), they equip young people to advocate for change, take care of their own mental health, and support each other.

Through our partnership with Jack.org, we are addressing a growing demand for mental health resources, directly fueling the Jack Talks program in Ontario. Jack Talks provide in-depth, critical mental health education to tens of thousands of young people every year.

  • Suicide is the leading health-related cause of death for young people.
  • Only one-in-four young people access help when they actually need it.
  • Just 39% of young people feel prepared to offer support to their peers who are struggling.
  • 1 in 7 young people in Canada report having suicidal thoughts, and 150,000 will act on their thoughts by attempting suicide, and, for hundreds of them, the attempt will be fatal.

Mental Health from Coast-to-Coast-to-Coast

Jack Talks are delivered by trained youth speakers to youth audiences that leverage the power of personal stories and research-backed mental health education. Jack Talks educate peers on key mental health concepts, how to take care of their own mental health, how to support each other, and how to get involved Jack.org’s youth mental health revolution.

Jack.org Mental Health Advocates on Stage

Through Jack.org’s programs and resources, they’re making a real difference in communities:

  • 74% of youth audience members say they know where to get help for their mental health following a Jack Talk.
  • 98% of youth delegates report feeling confident that they can take action to address mental health needs in their community following their participation in the National Jack Summit.
  • 92% of youth Jack Chapter leaders say they would feel comfortable starting a mental health conversation with a friend following their participation in the program.
  • 83% of youth survey respondents report feeling confident that they could support a friend who was struggling with their mental health after using the Be There resource.

"There is no question that COVID-19 has, and will continue to, impact the mental health of young people across Ontario. With the demand for mental health support services increasing daily, it is critical that youth across the province have access to the information and support they need. Hydro One’s commitment to building safe communities is so admirable, and by including mental health education in this mission, they’re addressing youth resiliency head-on across the province."

— Eric Windeler, Founder & Executive Director, Jack.org.

Jack.org is Canada's only charity training and empowering young leaders to revolutionize mental health in every province and territory. Through Jack Talks, Jack Chapters, and Jack Summits, young leaders identify and dismantle barriers to positive mental health in their communities. And through ambitious innovations in mental health like Be There and Jack Originals, we give people the mental health resources they need to educate themselves. We're working towards a Canada where all young people understand how to take care of their own mental health and look out for each other.

A Canada without shame, and where all those who need support, get the help they deserve. Our movement is powered by tens of thousands of advocates and allies across every province and territory of Canada. And we're just getting started

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Community Investment

We’re committed to giving back to our communities and teaching others how to stay safe. Through our partnerships, we’re grateful to have the opportunity to support training, promoting safe play across the province.

Learn More