Do you want to find a safe place to talk about your feelings? Do you want help to help people raise awareness about mental health? Do you want to participate in activities to socialize and boost your morale? Jack.org is here for you!
Jack.org is Canada’s only charity training and empowering young leaders to revolutionize mental health. Jack.org was founded to prevent the rise of suicidal thoughts in youth across the country. All leaders are trained to talk, present and raise awareness and dismantle barriers to ensure positive mental health in their communities through their different programs: Jack Talks, Jack Chapters, Jack Summit, Do Something and more. According to a survey done by Jack.org, out of 1,200 young people across Canada, 83% said they supported a friend struggling with their mental health and only 39% of them felt they were adequately prepared to offer the support that was needed. Jack.org helps these people build up their courage to ask for help and meet people who have no idea how to support them. Through the different programs, participants can become leaders of their communities. Jack.org offers an open and accessible space where anyone can go to learn how to be there for their loved ones when they’re struggling.
Jack.org is trying to build a relationship within the Vanier College community while spreading awareness of the daily emotions that Vanier students navigate through. Jack.org is currently looking for members to join the team or become an executive. Joining Jack.org comes with many benefits, including learning how to exercise a leadership role, earning S.T.A.R hours, and learning how to help the future generation with what they are struggling with.
Jack.org will organize many events, such as game nights, awareness workshops with guest speakers, and collaboration with Dawson’s Jack.org. Jack.org is open to suggestions regarding activities, events and future collaborations.
If you want to join Jack.org, you can contact them via their official email firstname.lastname@example.org or via their Instagram account: @jackdotorgvanier.
By Jacques Wang and Aaliyah Meillure Velasco (Co-President of Jack.Org Vanier)