JACS Toronto

Courage 2 Change

Established in 2000, JACS Toronto was founded by a group of community volunteers who encountered addiction within their families or close circle of friends. It has steadily built a strong reputation assisting the Toronto Jewish community and beyond combatting issues of mental health and addiction. As a leading and trusted resource in the prevention and treatment of addiction, JACS has three program areas: individual and family therapeutic counseling; facilitated group therapy; and youth and adult community outreach. JACS prioritizes barrier-free access to clinical services, without a waitlist and free of charge or at a reduced fee for those with financial constraints.

Courage 2 Change (C2C) is JACS new campus initiative for university-aged students. Founded in 2018, the primary goals are to help overcome, and supply solutions to, the stigmas and problems associated with mental health and addiction. In addition, JACS has in-house resources, such as counselling and support groups, which are available for those looking for additional help.


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“JACS’ Courage 2 Change university program has positively impacted hundreds of university students across Ontario, helping to break the stigma around mental health and addiction issues on campus.”

Ita Tobis, MSW RSW

Director of Campus Programming