January 26, 2018
North Vancouver, British Columbia
Talk at the Top is a youth-led, youth-driven summit on mental health leadership and advocacy for high school students from the North Shore and throughout the Sea to Sky Corridor. Through shared dialogue and collaboration, delegates come together to develop leadership skills, increase their mental health knowledge and learn how to decrease the stigma that surrounds mental illness in their schools and communities.
This one day event will feature exciting speakers, workshops, activities and brainstorming sessions. Breakfast and lunch will be provided, and transportation will be arranged for students from the Sea to Sky Corridor.
If you're a high school student on the North Shore or in the Sea to Sky Corridor, apply to meet other young leaders, build skills to strengthen your leadership, and bring your voice to a national youth-led conversation.
When and where is Talk at the Top?
Talk at the Top takes place in The Observatory on Grouse Mountain. The event runs from 9am-4pm on Friday, January 26, 2018.
Will it cost me anything to attend?
No. Thanks to our generous sponsors Szocs Foundation and Bell Let’s Talk, the summit is free for all delegates. Breakfast, lunch, activity costs and Skyride passes will be covered for all delegates.
I'm from the Sea to Sky Corridor - can you help me get to Grouse Mountain?
Yes. Transportation will be arranged for students outside of North and West Vancouver. Students will be transported to North Vancouver on Thursday January 25. Accomodation in a local hotel will be provided for the night and students will be returned to the pick-up locations immediately following the summit on Friday January 26. All travel and accomodation costs will be covered by Jack.org. Hotel rooms will be shared by two delegates. You will be able to request a roommate of your choice, but roommates will be assigned by Jack.org.
Who can apply to be a delegate and how are they chosen?
All high school students from Vancouver's North Shore and the Sea to Sky Corridor are eligible. All delegates will be selected based on the quality of their application and their commitment to mental health advocacy. We are committed to diversity in our programming and will work to ensure a broad range of attendees.
Can I apply if I’ve attended Talk at the Top in previous years?
Yes. There are no restrictions on repeat attendance so if you’re interested in attending, please apply!
What is the application deadline?
Applications are due on December 10, 2017!
I didn’t receive a confirmation after I submitted my application. What should I do?
Check your spam folder and if it’s not there, email firstname.lastname@example.org
and let us know.
How did Talk at the Top get started?
Talk at the Top was founded in 2012 to honour the legacy of Owen Tucker, a North Shore resident diagnosed with bipolar disorder and OCD. In his short life, Owen was eternally positive and optimistic but his illness progressed and tragically he died by suicide at age 21 in 2011. Our promise to Owen – and others like him – is to create a brighter future for those struggling with their mental health.