Toronto, Ontario · March 4th – 6th, 2016
Support a Delegate RBC

Every year, 200 delegates come together at Canada’s student mental health innovation summit

Inspiring students to take action has always been at the heart of Jack Summit. This year, keynote speakers Clara Hughes and Morgan Baskin shared their stories of struggle, leadership and advocacy.

But Jack Summit is about more than just stories – it’s about taking action. That’s why we partnered with organizations like Textbooks for Change, Get REAL and Wear Your Label to offer skill-building workshops. By giving delegates the tools they need to transform their ideas into action, we empower them to be effective leaders in their communities.

Some delegates have been making change in their communities for years, and some are just getting started. is all about connecting students from coast-to-coast-to-coast so that they can learn from each other’s successes and failures.

Jack Summit is an opportunity for student leaders to develop everything they need to have a real impact on their community. At the end of the weekend, the delegates returned home inspired, informed, connected and ready to make a difference.

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Local Summits

This year we worked with local organizers to take Jack Summit across the country. In total, over 1,000 students attended 16 local summits. These independently organized events adapted the format and goals of the main summit for their local community.

Check out the list of all our local summits below.

    • Jack Summit UAlberta
    • Jack Summit EPSB
    • Jack Summit UNBC
    • Jack Summit Grenfell Campus
    • Jack Summit St.FX
    • Jack Summit MSVU
    • Jack Summit Belleville
    • Jack Summit Queen's
    • Jack Summit UWindsor
    • Jack Summit Brescia
    • Jack Summit King's
    • Jack Summit HHSS
    • Jack Summit CIS Independent Schools
    • Jack Summit McGill
    • Jack Summit USask
    • Jack Summit BISC
    • Edmonton, AB
    • Edmonton, AB
    • Prince George, BC
    • Corner Brook, NL
    • Antigonish, NS
    • Halifax, NS
    • Belleville, ON
    • Kingston, ON
    • Windsor, ON
    • London, ON
    • London, ON
    • Haliburton Highlands, ON
    • Toronto, ON
    • Montreal, QC
    • Saskatoon, SK
    • Herstmonceux, UK

More Videos


Wear Your Label


Clara Hughes


Morgan Baskin

Media Coverage


Global News: Dexter Nyuurnibe and the Jack Summit


Calgary Sun: Teen Activist Steps Up Her Game


Montreal Gazette: gets students talking

What the students said:

"This weekend was amazing. I met amazing people, and learned amazing things. I’m sure the people that I met this weekend will be there for me whenever I need them, even if they are on the other side of the country."
Cameron Jette

“Thank you people of Jack Summit for changing my world forever, I hope we can all make a difference out there even if only for one person!”
Emerald May

“Nothing gives me more hope than to see young people becoming future leaders, and already succeeding as present leaders.”
Andrea Martineau

“My personal experiences with depression, anxiety, and anorexia have led to mental health being a huge part of my life, and consequently I’ve developed an unmeasurable amount of passion towards the topic. There, in that room, I finally wasn’t the only one with so much passion towards mental health.”
Julia Caddy


Presenting Sponsor


Inspiration Sponsors

Air Canada
Kelty Patrick Dennehy
Hats On For Awareness
MaRS Discovery District
Sun Life Financial
Queen's University

Education Sponsors

T.R. Meighen Family Foundation
Oil Thigh Designs
The Slaight Family Foundation

Collaboration Sponsors

Spoke n'heard
Slaight Music