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!
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!
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.
What does it cost for me to attend?
Jack.org 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 Jack.org. We'll provide you with tools to help you along the way.
What does the minimum $250 fundraising effort by the delegates go towards?
Jack.org, 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 Jack.org. Other costs will be paid by the delegate and reimbursed. Delegates will be provided an expense form and must keep all applicable receipts.
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.
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, 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 Jack.org. 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 www.marsdd.com.
I will have to fly. Who is organizing the travel arrangements?
Jack.org 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 Jack.org.