Welcome! Year after year, Hack for Good sets the stage for innovation, calling on teams of students and professionals to address the social issues that matter to all of us. The geekspeak Commerce team has always been inspired by the energy and enthusiasm displayed by the growing tech community in Whitby, and want to do our part to keep the spark going in the Durham Region. We want to showcase how technology can be used to bring people together to create communities that care about making a difference - all while showcasing Whitby as a hub for innovation, a career destination, and a thriving town.

Hack for Good 2022 - The Mental Health Project

Mar 25, 2:00PM - Mar 26, 9:00PM EDT

geekspeak is hosting our 5th annual Hack for Good hackathon. This year, our theme will revolve around mental health. While mental health has always been a major concern, the COVID-19 pandemic and the prevalence of so many social justice issues have pushed mental wellness to the forefront.

Register now for a chance to win $2500 and a Prize Pack for a software prototype created by your team in just 30 hours. (Open to Canadian residents 18+).
Additional prizes include:
2nd Place: $500 + Prize Pack
3rd Place: Prize Pack

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Our goal for Hack for Good: The Mental Health Project

Provide a virtual space for teams to collaborate and build tools that can help people with mental health issues or assist healthcare professionals. Teams may choose to address awareness, education, access to services, patient care or other related areas. Hack for Good will be a virtual event once again. Teams will collaborate on the Hopin platform to create software prototypes that address Mental Health.

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Why Join?


COLLABORATE: work with like-minded individuals to create a healthcare prototype that's worthy of showing off.

NETWORK: connect with mentors and businesses in the tech community and potentially scope out your next big opportunity.

LEARN: hone your tech skills and learn some new ones.

HAVE FUN: enjoy 30 straight hours of fun and challenging work that you can feel good about.

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CONNECT: meet your peers - business owners, senior business leaders, government officials, and investors.

RECRUIT: meet your next developer, designer or marketer.

MARKET: get your company name out there by being a Hack for Good sponsor.

GIVE BACK: mentor or volunteer during the event and support the next group of innovators.


  • Dr Gaiathry Jeyarajan

    Dr. Galathry Jeyarajan

    MD FRCPC, Canadian Mental Health Association Durham

  • Chris Parsons

    Chris Parsons

    Director of eCommerce, Home Hardware Stores, Inc.

  • Richard

    Richard Picart

    CMOx, 5 Seven 1 Two Consulting Inc.

  • Corbin Ottwell

    Corbin Otwell

    UX/UI Designer, 360insights

  • Krystle

    Dr. Krystle Martin

    Clinical and Forensic Psychologist, Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences

Hack for Good 2021: Body Hack

Last year, our first Virtual Hackathon event had teams from across Canada working together to create prototypes to address a healthcare issue of their choosing. Participants created a wide variety of software and hardware prototypes, including one that used image recognition to assist the visually impaired, a supply management tool to assist hospitals, and a software app for the management of patient care.

Hack for Good 2022 Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor


Community Sponsors

Community Partner

geekspeak Commerce is a Whitby, Ontario based eCommerce services provider offering content development, digital marketing, product data management, and more. With more than 20 years of industry experience, our passion lies in helping businesses of all sizes thrive online.