Your generosity powers everything Kids Help Phone does.
It’s an honour to introduce you to some of the incredible people who are impacting kids, teens and young adults across Canada through their support. We thank them for courageously investing their time, donations and trust in youth from coast to coast to coast.
Thank you for supporting young people — whenever, wherever and however they need it.
Lori Egger and Stephen Laut
“What motivates us to support Kids Help Phone is their understanding and consideration of the needs of Indigenous people and their commitment to improving the lives of Indigenous people.”
— Lori Egger and Stephen Laut
Lori passionately contributes to Kids Help Phone because she believes that supporting Indigenous youth across Canada starts with access to culturally sensitive supports. Having Indigenous family members and an awareness of the issues they face, Lori and her family believe our objective to build on our service with Finding Hope: Kids Help Phone’s Action Plan for Supporting First Nations, Inuit and Métis Young People is a vital step forward. Led by our Indigenous Advisory Council (IAC), and supported by our internal Indigenous Initiatives Committee (IIC), this Action Plan identifies seven ambitious — yet achievable — goals that will ensure we’re doing our very best to support Indigenous children and youth.
Thanks to donors like Lori and Stephen, we’ll realize these goals. Their support is helping Indigenous youth access essential mental health supports when and how they need them most.
“Supporting this work is one of the most special things I have ever done.”
— Shail Silver
When Shail reached out to us to see how he could help, and learned about Crisis Text Line powered by Kids Help Phone, he told us he was “immediately inspired to donate and volunteer.” The pioneering work we achieved in 2018 to develop our innovative texting service — and adapt to meet the changing needs of youth across Canada — motivated him to get involved.
Shail’s support as both a donor and volunteer Crisis Responder has helped make it possible for Kids Help Phone to reach more young people. Thanks to generous donors like Shail — and other leadership donors to our texting service — support is now just a text away for youth across Canada.
We’d like to thank Shail for his leadership, courage and deep commitment to youth mental health and well-being!
The Ronen Fleischmann Memorial Fund
“Ronen” is a Hebrew name derived from the word “joy.” That simple word aptly describes the beautiful, sensitive, thoughtful boy who died by suicide at the age of 15.
Ronen had a joy for life and took joy in helping others. Whether it was helping kids with disabilities at camp, being a buddy to incoming students at his school or raising money for cancer research, he gave unconditionally. However, Ronen, who so eagerly reached out to others, could not ask for help himself. He kept his experience with depression hidden.
Eli Fleischmann and Annette Duvdevani’s support of Kids Help Phone, in memory of their son, recognizes that youth often need to reach out, but don’t know where to turn. By supporting us as we expand our reach, the Fleischmanns aim to provide care to others who may need help. We thank the Fleischmanns and all who contribute to the Ronen Fleischmann Memorial Fund.