In the bustling city of Toronto, Ontario, the pursuit of higher education often comes hand in hand with life’s challenges. For many post-secondary students, addiction can be a hidden battle that affects their academic journey and overall well-being. But here’s the silver lining: JACS Toronto is here to lend a helping hand with their program Courage2Change.

What is JACS Toronto?

JACS, is a beacon of hope for individuals struggling with addiction in Toronto, Ontario. Founded on the principles of compassion and support, JACS Toronto has extended its arms to the post-secondary community with their program Courage2Change.

Understanding Post-Secondary Addiction

The Underestimated Crisis

Post-Secondary Addiction: This phrase might not be familiar, but the issue is real. It encompasses the various substance abuse challenges faced by students, including alcohol, drugs, and more. Why is this problem so often underestimated?

The Stresses of Student Life

Student Pressure Cooker: The pressure to succeed in academics, social life, and future careers can push students to the brink. The demands of a post-secondary education can be overwhelming, making addiction an appealing escape.

The Role of JACS Toronto

A Lifeline for Students

Student-Focused Support: JACS Toronto recognizes the unique challenges students face. They offer specialized services, including counseling, support groups, and educational resources tailored to the post-secondary environment.

Recovery as a Community

Building a Support Network: JACS Toronto fosters a sense of belonging. They believe in the power of community, providing a safe space for students to share their struggles and triumphs.

Programs and Initiatives

Counseling Services

A Listening Ear: Students can access professional counselors who understand the unique challenges of post-secondary life. It’s a space where they can express their feelings and concerns.

Support Groups

Strength in Numbers: JACS Toronto hosts support groups where students can connect with peers facing similar challenges. These connections often become lifelines in the journey to recovery.

Helpline and Online Resources

Access at Your Fingertips: JACS Toronto ensures that help is just a call or click away. Their helpline and online resources provide immediate support and guidance.

Breaking the Stigma

Shattering Misconceptions

Ending the Shame: One of the biggest barriers to seeking help for addiction is the stigma associated with it. JACS Toronto works tirelessly to break down these barriers and create a judgment-free environment.


In the city that never sleeps, JACS Toronto offers a safe haven for post-secondary students struggling with addiction with their program Courage2Change. With their tailor-made programs, compassionate support, and relentless dedication, they are turning the tides for countless students. Remember, you’re not alone in this journey.


  1. Is JACS Toronto only for Jewish students?
    No, JACS Toronto is open to individuals of all backgrounds. They offer support without any religious or cultural restrictions.

  2. How can I reach out to JACS Toronto for help?
    You can contact them by phone, or visit their website for more information on the services they offer.

  3. Do I have to pay for the services provided by JACS Toronto?
    JACS Toronto is a nonprofit organization, and their services are typically free of charge or offered at a minimal cost to ensure accessibility.

  4. Is my information confidential when seeking help from JACS Toronto?
    Yes, JACS Toronto prioritizes confidentiality and respects the privacy of individuals seeking assistance. Your information is kept secure.

Adult Outreach and Education

Bring it home – or to your shul, school, business, or organization. JACS Toronto offers, free of charge, adult, student, and youth outreach programs about mental health and addiction. These programs can be customized for your needs, or you can choose from a list of important current topics. For more information or to book an educational workshop, contact us at: (416)638-0350 or visit: jacstoronto.org

JACS Toronto is a safe, inclusive and non-judgmental space providing support, information and access to multiple services.

We have your back!

At JACS Toronto, we provide a range of services to help people impacted by Alcohol. We offer one-on-one counselling, support groups, harm reduction supplies, mental health services and so much more.

Compassionate care for all
Our team is here to provide you with the support you need in a safe and non-judgmental environment. We recognize that everyone has their own story and we strive to provide individualized care for every person who walks through our doors.

Be part of the recovery journey
At JACS Toronto we believe in the power of recovery and are committed to helping individuals along their journey. With our wide range of programs and services we can help you or someone you love take back control of their lives.

For more info call (416)638-0350 or visit: jacstoronto.org