Toronto, Ontario · March 4th – 6th, 2016
Apply Now Application deadline is November 1st, 2015

200 students from across Canada come together every year at the Jack Summit.

These student leaders will transform how we think about mental health all over the country!

Jack Summit brings students together for a 3-day conference in Toronto. We have representatives from every province and territory to foster a Canada-wide network of passionate and committed advocates for mental health awareness! The summit offers a great chance to build leadership skills and learn more about the issues and stigmas surrounding mental health.

Mars Discovery District Summit Location

MaRS Discovery District

101 College St, Toronto

Friday, March 4th

  • Afternoon
    • Delegates Arrive
    • Facilitator Training
    • Registration
  • Evening
    • Intro
    • Dinner & Evening Social

Saturday, March 5th

  • Morning
    • Breakout Sessions
    • Table Group Discussions
  • Afternoon
    • Breakout Sessions
    • Speakers & Table Group Discussions
  • Evening
    • Dinner & Evening Social

Sunday, March 6th

  • Morning
    • Speakers
    • Initiative Demonstration & Discussion
  • Afternoon
    • Wrap-up / Debrief
    • Closing Ceremony

Local Summit

Want to bring together student leaders from your community and spark conversations about mental health? Apply to host a Local Summit!

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Student Organizing Team

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What does it cost for me to attend? covers the cost of transportation to and from Toronto via the lowest cost means, accommodation on March 4th and 5th, and 5 meals. Other expenses incurred throughout are your responsibility. For more information, see our expense policy. However, delegates and facilitators are expected to fundraise $250 for We'll provide you with tools to help you along the way.

What does the minimum $250 fundraising effort by the delegates go towards?, a charitable organization, covers the cost of your attendance at Jack Summit. The $250 fundraising minimum helps us make the summit happen.

Will we have to pay for everything up front, and then get reimbursed?

Air travel (where applicable) and hotels will be paid for in advance by Other costs will be paid by the delegate and reimbursed. Delegates will be provided an expense form and must keep all applicable receipts.

Can I apply as a Jack Summit 2016 delegate if I was previously a delegate?

No. However, you may be apply to be a facilitator.

Who can apply to be a delegate?

High school, university, and postsecondary students aged 15-24 who are passionate about mental health and interested in honing their leadership skills.

Who can apply to be a facilitator?

Postsecondary students over 18 years of age who have previously attended a Jack Summit. Facilitators must be in Toronto by 1:00 pm on Friday, March 4th for training.

What are the selection criteria?

Selection will be based on a number of factors including your previous experiences, the quality of your submission, creativity, passion for mental health, leadership skills, and current level of education. We are looking for a broad range of attendees.

How many students from the same school can attend?

We aim to accept a maximum of 5 students from the same school, but there are always exceptions.

If I’m under 18 years old, do I need permission from a parent or guardian to attend?

Permission forms will be provided for those who are under the age of 18 years old (as of March 3rd, 2015) once delegates have been accepted.

When and how will I find out if I am selected or not?

All applicants will be notified by email in mid-November. Please keep an eye on your junk and spam folders–we wouldn't want you to miss this opportunity!

Help! I am having technical difficulties submitting my application!

Technically not a question. But don't worry, we can help. Please email and clearly explain your problem.

Will you have a waiting list?

Yes, we will have a waiting list. Position on the list will be based on the same criteria as the selection criteria.

If I am selected, by when will I have to confirm my attendance?

After you have been selected you will have one week to confirm your attendance. Please keep an eye on your junk mail or spam folder – we’d hate you to miss this opportunity!

If I am selected, will I need to do any work beforehand?

Delegates and facilitators will be required to do some preparation work. Your pre-read will consist of basic information about mental health, stigma, and There will also be a pre-summit survey for you to fill out.

What and where is MaRS?

MaRS Discovery District is our venue host for the 2016 Summit. MaRS Discovery District is located on the southeast corner of College and University Avenue, in downtown Toronto. For more information, check out

I will have to fly. Who is organizing the travel arrangements? will be arranging air travel. We’ll send out specific travel & transfer details once delegates have been accepted.

Will participants have any free time?

There will be a small amount of free time, but the summit is an action-packed 3 days! Please commit to be at the summit from 5:00pm on Friday March 4th to 4:00pm on Sunday March 6th.

Will I have to share a hotel room?

Delegates and Facilitators will share a room with another delegate or facilitator. You will have the opportunity to request a roommate, but roommates will be assigned by

Interested in coming to the 2016 Jack Summit?

Tell us who you are and why you’d be a great participant in your application!

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