192 Spadina Avenue, Unit #505
Toronto, ON M5T 2C2
Executive Director: Eric Windeler
Board Chair: Gillian Evans

Charitable Reg. #:84852 1837 RR0001


Ci's Star Rating is calculated based on the following independent metrics:

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Audited financial statements for current and previous years available on the charity’s website.



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The demonstrated impact per dollar Ci calculates from available program information.


Charity's cash and investments (funding reserves) relative to how much it spends on programs in most recent year.



For a dollar donated, after overhead costs of fundraising and admin/management (excluding surplus) 72 cents are available for programs.

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About Jack.org:

Founded in 2013, Jack.org works to engage young people in mental health advocacy, encouraging youth to take care of themselves and their peers. By working with young people, the charity hopes that future generations will not be affected by a negative stigma associated with mental illness. Jack.org reports that suicide is the number one cause of non-accidental death among youth and that 90% of youth who commit suicide have a mental illness.

In F2017, Jack.org allocated 37% of program spending to operating Jack Summit. For three days, Canadian youth engage with speakers, participate in workshops, and collaborate on strategies to better advocate for mental health. In F2017, Jack Summit cost the charity $2,040 per attendee, an increase of 29% from $1,580 per attendee in F2015.

Jack.org allocated 27% of program spending to campus-based activities. The charity has Jack Chapters on 116 campuses in Canada, including 31 new chapters for F2017. Youth volunteers who lead the chapters receive training on identifying and breaking down barriers to accessing mental health resources. The chapter model is adjusted based on a community’s needs.

Jack Talks received 16% of program spending in F2017. Speakers delivered 166 presentations to 52,000 youth, using stories of personal experiences with mental health to communicate Jack.org’s mission.  

Jack.org allocated 11% of spending to collaborations and 9% to marketing. In F2017, Jack Summit was the number one topic trending on Twitter in Canada.

Results and Impact: Jack.org reports that 80% of Jack Summit delegates say they were given the necessary skills to take action for mental health and 98% say they will use their learning to drive mental health change. Of Jack Chapter respondents, 61% say their chapter has positively impacted attitudes surrounding mental health at their school and 85% say that training from Jack.org prepared them for chapter leadership. Of audience members at Jack Talks, 64% felt more open to talking about mental health and 87% say they think more positively about mental health.

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Jack.org is a medium-sized charity with donations and goods-in-kind contributions of $2.1m in F2017. Administrative costs are 9% of revenues and fundraising costs are 19% of donations. For every $1 donated, 72 cents go to the cause, falling within Ci’s reasonable range for overhead spending. Jack.org has $1.6m in funding reserves, representing a 78% increase from reserves of $900k in F2015. The charity could cover program costs for 1.5 years with reserves.

This charity report has been sent to Jack.org for review. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.

Created on August 3, 2018 by Madison Kerr.

Financial Review

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending June
Administrative costs as % of revenues 9.1%12.0%13.0%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 18.5%21.4%15.8%
Program cost coverage (%) 145.9%127.3%135.4%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $s
Donations 2,036,6441,391,2831,256,776
Goods in kind 36,80835,60032,795
Fees for service 91,82088,67762,749
Investment income 6,2186,5935,125
Total revenues 2,171,4901,522,1531,357,445
Program costs 1,094,501830,305663,538
Administrative costs 197,580182,528176,295
Fundraising costs 377,340297,460198,890
Cash flow from operations 502,070211,860318,722
Funding reserves 1,596,6371,057,317898,639

Note: Ci has removed amortization from programming, administrative, and fundraising costs pro-rata.

Salary Information

Full-time staff: 10

Avg. Compensation: $58,098

Top 10 staff salary range:

$350k +
$300k - $350k
$250k - $300k
$200k - $250k
$160k - $200k
$120k - $160k
$80k - $120k
$40k - $80k
< $40k

Information from most recent CRA Charities Directorate filings for F2017

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Comments & Contact

Comments added by the Charity:

Jack.org in Canada’s only charity that trains and empowers young people to revolutionize mental health by providing education, advocacy training, and mentorship to young people aged 15-24. Through educational Jack Talks presentations, youth-led Jack Chapters, and skill-building Jack Summits, young people identify and dismantle barriers to positive mental health in their communities. With support from Jack.org, young leaders provide relevant mental health education to their peers, normalize difficult conversations, encourage help­-seeking, and advocate for safer, more supportive communities.

Jack.org is working towards a Canada where all young people understand how to take care of their own mental health and look out for each other; a Canada without shame and where all young people that need support get the help they deserve. In 2018-2019, 1,900 Jack.org youth leaders from coast to coast to coast will lead 230 Jack Chapters, deliver 400 Jack Talks, and host 30 Jack Summits. Over the past five years, Jack.org youth leaders have started over 400,000 peer-led mental health conversations—and we’re only just getting started.

None of this is possible without the support of our generous donors. Thank you for fuelling the mental health revolution!

Charity Contact

Website: www.jack.org
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