Hydro One sponsors Jack.org
By Adnews Staff
Toronto-based power company Hydro One has signed a sponsorship agreement with charitable organization Jack.org intended to provide mental health resources to young people. Through this agreement, free virtual mental health talks will be made available to young people and families in Ontario. These live-streamed “Jack Talks” are intended to help participants recognize the signs of someone struggling with mental health issues, and to connect participants with access to free virtual resources to support their mental health and well-being. The first of these talks will take place on Feb. 18, 22 and 23 at <http://www.jack.org/talks/ontario-talks-series>. The organization plans to conduct 200 live-streamed and recorded talks this year.
“At Hydro One, we believe we have a deep responsibility to support people and communities during this unprecedented time,” said Mark Poweska, president and CEO of Hydro One. “With the stress and isolation associated with COVID-19, the need to connect young people, parents and all Ontarians with mental health resources has never been greater. By taking part in a virtual Jack Talk, we can all learn how to better support our team members, parents and friends dealing with mental health struggles and crises.”