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Every single day, Kids Help Phone’s donor community changes and saves lives.

The generosity of philanthropic partners fuels Kids Help Phone’s frontline counselling operations, enabling nimble and innovative service delivery to ensure that no young person is alone in their time of need.

We have a transformational vision of a user-focused e-mental health landscape in Canada. But we need your help.

By making a philanthropic or legacy commitment to Kids Help Phone you can have an immediate and profound impact on kids, teens and young adults in your community and across Canada.

Your philanthropic investment in Kids Help Phone will ensure that our team of professional counsellors can provide essential, trusted, e-mental health services and community-based programs to young people across the country at their time of greatest need.

We rely on our philanthropic partners, and together we support young people through the challenges that lie ahead: the long-term mental health impacts of the pandemic, economic uncertainty, social injustice, climate change – a world that seems to get more complicated with each passing day.  

We welcome the opportunity to work directly with you to better understand your philanthropic dreams, interests and priorities while helping you structure your support for maximum impact.

With you by our side, we will be there – whenever and however the young people of Canada may need us.

Together, we will ensure that youth across Canada have equitable access to life-saving support in their digital world, when they need it most.

Together we will break down barriers.

Together, we will transform the landscape of mental health in Canada.

For more information and to make a philanthropic commitment, please contact Kate Black, Director, Philanthropy, at 416-524-3306.

Donate publicly traded securities

You can donate publicly traded securities (stocks, bonds, mutual fund shares and other marketable securities) to Kids Help Phone without paying the capital gains tax on these securities. To donate securities, please download our Securities Transfer Form and discuss this type of donation with your financial advisor.

Legacy giving

Including Kids Help Phone in your will or as a part of your estate plan indicates your deep commitment to support future generations of young people.

By including Kids Help Phone as a part of your legacy plan, you will help our counsellors reach more kids by expanding our vital services for today and tomorrow. Each gift has tax benefits that you may want to consider when planning your gift.

Bequest in your will

A bequest in your will is the most common type of estate gift. It’s a commitment made to Kids Help Phone to be distributed by your estate upon your death. A bequest may be a specific sum of money, a piece of property or a percentage of your residual estate. Most people make a bequest when their will is created or when significant life events cause a will to be updated or changed.

Here are some examples of bequest wording to help you get started and to review with your lawyer or estate planner:

To give a specific amount

“I give to Kids Help Phone, 439 University Avenue, Suite 300, Toronto, Ontario, the sum of fifty thousand dollars ($50,000) to be used for the benefit of fulfilling their mission.”

To give a percentage of the estate

“I give to Kids Help Phone, 439 University Avenue, Suite 300, Toronto, Ontario, twenty percent (20%) of the rest, residue and remainder of my estate to be used for the benefit of fulfilling their mission.”

To give a specific asset, such as shares in a company

“I give to Kids Help Phone, 439 University Avenue, Suite 300, Toronto, Ontario, 500 shares of ABC Co. Inc, to be used for the benefit of fulfilling their mission.”

For a gift contingent upon a certain condition

“In the event that my brother does not survive me, I give $100,000 to Kids Help Phone, 439 University Avenue, Suite 300, to be used for the benefit of fulfilling their mission.”

To designate your gift for a specific purpose

“I give to Kids Help Phone, 439 University Avenue, Suite 300, Toronto, Ontario, the sum of fifty thousand dollars ($50,000) to be used in support of phone counselling.”

We suggest that you add a “Power to Vary” clause, for example “If at the time of my death it is impossible, impractical or inadvisable to apply the gift to this purpose, Kids Help Phone may at their discretion direct the gift to a similar purpose.”

Gift of life insurance

A gift of life insurance will enable you to make a significant gift through a policy you already own or through a series of affordable premium payments. There are a number of ways to donate and plan your gift using life insurance. The easiest way is to name Kids Help Phone as the beneficiary and advise the institution holding your life insurance plan of the change.

RRSPs and RRIFs

It’s easy to donate proceeds of your registered retirement savings plan (RRSP) and registered retirement income fund (RRIF) to Kids Help Phone. Simply change the beneficiary information on the plan document to Kids Help Phone and advise the institution holding your retirement account of the change.

It is important to note that our correct legal name is Kids Help Phone/Jeunesse, J’écoute, our address is 439 University Avenue, Suite 300, Toronto, Ontario M5G 1Y8 and our charitable registration number is 13000 5846 RR0001.

We would be pleased to speak with you directly, or with your financial advisor or lawyer, about making a legacy gift. Please feel free to contact us.

Donor FAQs

The following are the most frequently asked questions that we receive about donating and our fundraising activities.

If your donation is made online, a tax receipt will be emailed to you immediately. If your donation is made via mail or phone, a tax receipt will be mailed to you within one week. In the event that your receipt has been lost or misplaced or you have moved, a duplicate receipt can be issued. Please call us toll-free at 1-800-268-3062 or contact us online.

If you would like to update your name, address or phone number, or if you would like to update your credit card or banking information for your monthly gift, please call us toll-free at 1-800-268-3062 or contact us online.

Donations provide critical funding to ensure we are open for young people in Canada 24/7/365, providing a safe and trusted place in any moment of crisis or need. Whether it’s funding our professional counselling service, expanding an innovative new service like Crisis Text Line powered by Kids Help Phone or ensuring our researched-based information and resources are always available on our website.  A donors support allows youth to access the support they need — whenever, wherever and however they need it.

The most effective and immediate way to support Kids Help Phone is with a donation. Want to do even more to support young people in Canada? Join the National Signature Event presented by BMO or become a volunteer — from becoming a Crisis Responder texting volunteer to giving time at events, volunteers make our work possible. Learn more or contact us online today!

By becoming an Always There monthly donor, you are making a thoughtful and lasting investment in Kids Help Phone. This program allows you to donate on a monthly basis and shows your continuous dedication toward changing and saving the lives of kids in Canada. There are two payment options — credit card or withdrawals from your personal chequing account. Help us to always be there for kids. Become a monthly donor today.

Through careful planning, it is possible to eliminate taxes owed by your estate. Instead of paying taxes, you can choose to make a significant gift to help Kids Help Phone, without compromising your family’s financial security. Please find more information about legacy giving here, or should you have questions or require more information, please contact us online.

The most effective and immediate way to support Kids Help Phone is with a donation. Other ways to show your support include donating a portion of your Air Miles, gifts of securities or donating a used car. Find more information here or contact us online.

To review the last several years of financial statements, please visit our Publications page.

Our legal name is Kids Help Phone/Jeunesse, J'écoute and our charitable registration number is 13000 5846 RR0001.

Thank you! Kids Help Phone’s donor services team will be happy to help you with this. Please call us at 1-800-268-3062 or contact us online for more information.

By becoming an Always There monthly donor, you are making a thoughtful and lasting investment in Kids Help Phone. This program allows you to donate on a monthly basis and shows your continuous dedication toward changing and saving the lives of kids in Canada. There are two payment options — credit card or withdrawals from your personal chequing account. Help us to always be there for kids. Become a monthly donor today.