Passions

Our passions are people and community.

Jack.org

Jack.org is the only national network of young leaders transforming the way we think about mental health. With initiatives and programs designed for young people, by young people, we will end stigma in our generation.

Traditional approaches to tackling the issue of mental health in Canada rarely reach outside the 1 in 5 Canadians who are affected by mental illness. Jack.org’s programs are designed reach all young people, the 5 in 5. We encourage and enable young people to better care for themselves and support their peers.

We have a laser focus on ways to draw in individuals and communities that have traditionally been very difficult to reach. We believe that the inclusiveness of our outreach strategy will shatter the stigma and will lead to real and substantial long-term change.

At Jack.org, our vision is “No More Silence” on the subject of mental health. A nation where all youth in our target demographic are somehow touched by Jack.org or what our initiative represents, and where we will see a reduction in youth suicide, and increased wellbeing of Canada’s young people.

In short, we want to save and improve the lives of young people.

Tour for Kids

Tour for Kids is an important, sustainable source of funding for the incredible childhood cancer camp organizations in Canada. Since 2004 Tour For Kids has raised and distributed more than $10 million to these amazing organizations. Tour For Kids has also assisted in establishing a camp at SickKids hospital, rejuvenated the aging infrastructure of several overnight camps and improved the delivery of service across all three camps. Since camp is free to those in need, Tour for Kids funding means children with cancer and their families can take a break from their stresses while enjoying a camp experience just like other kids.

What makes Tour for Kids different from other “epic” events? You will be helping kids with cancer while challenging yourself. Tour For Kids is more than just a morning cruise on urban highways with a crowd of thousands. It’s more than just a one-day “gran fondo” Tour For Kids is a 3-day, 300 to 600 km tour of quiet out-of-way country roads and a challenging and rewarding experience. Tour For Kids isn’t just about conquering cancer. It’s about making a meaningful, immediate and lasting difference in the lives of kids with cancer today.

What makes Tour for Kids stand above the rest is our 100% donation model. We assure you that 100% of your receipted donations go directly to helping children with cancer. This is only possible through the support our volunteers and our generous corporate partners, including lead sponsor Investors Group. Their combined commitment and contribution, along with your registration fees, help cover all event costs. This means that our Tour for Kids community is assured that all donations raised are put to work improving the quality of life of a child with cancer.

Light The Night Walk

Each year, in communities across Canada, teams of families, friends, co-workers come together to raise funds for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada’s (LLSC) Light The Night Walks and bring help and hope to people battling blood cancers and their families, and survivors. These efforts culminate in inspirational, memorable evening walks in nearly 200 communities across North America each fall; with 11 Official Canadian Light The Night Walks, and dozens of volunteer-hosted community walks, across Canada.

Light The Night Walks are evenings filled with inspiration. During this leisurely walk, families and friends gather in select sites across Canada to bring light to the dark world of cancer. Thousands of walkers carry illuminated lanterns showcasing their relation to the cause; a white lantern for blood cancer patients and survivors, a red one to walk as a supporter and a gold one in memory of a loved one lost.

Funds raised through The Light The Night Walk:

  • Fund breakthrough therapies for blood cancer patients.
  • Provide Free educational materials, support programs and events for patients and families.
  • Provide local programs such as Family Support Groups and First Connection, a peer-to-peer counselling program
  • Comprehensive, personalized assistance through our Information Resource Centre
  • Educational information sessions for healthcare professionals and non-patient groups