Giving young people the information they need

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Kids have questions. You help them find answers.

You’re providing kids with the valuable resources they need to cope with life’s stresses. But how do we ensure young people can get that information in a way that’s accessible, accurate, and up-to-date?

When I went to library school (yes, there is such a place!), I didn’t think I’d end up making such a difference in the lives of young people.

A portrait of Kristen Buckley, Director, Knowledge Mobilization & Government Relationships at Kids Help Phone. 

 

But I’ve been at Kids Help Phone for nine years, and I’ve never looked back.

I got into Library and Information Management because I knew the value of information, and what a difference it could make in someone’s life. That’s especially true here at Kids Help Phone.

Young people are hungry for information, resources, and services that can help them deal with their problems. My job is to get that information to them in a way that’s accessible, accurate, and up-to-date.

One of the ways I do this is through our online Resources Around Me tool. It’s a map-based database of programs and services in Canada. Young people can search by what kind of help they need (pregnancy, drug use, etc.) or by their location. Without even picking up the phone, they can access more than 16,000 services.

Life-changing tools like Resources Around me are only possible with your support of Kids Help Phone. Thank you for ensuring youth can get access to the life-saving resources they need!

– Kristen, Director, Knowledge Mobilization & Government Relationships

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