Supporting young people in Alberta
When we think of Alberta, images of farmers’ fields, vast mountains and blue lakes may come to mind. But the young people of Alberta also help shape the landscape of this prairie province.
Kids Help Phone provided support to youth in Alberta over 76,000 times in 2018. And from 2017 to 2018, there was a 199% increase in service provided by Kids Help Phone to youth living in Alberta.
In 2018, the top issues we heard about from young people in Alberta include:
- mental/emotional health
- peer and partner relationships
- family changes and relationships
- emotional abuse
- sexual orientation and gender identity
In the last five years, conversations about suicide and suicide-related issues have increased by 130% across Alberta. And one in every five counselling sessions in Alberta had a crisis intervention.
You can learn more below about how we can work together to help ensure every young person gets the support they need, when they need it most, across the province and the country.
Look for the Kids Help Phone team at the following events:
Fundraiser for Kids Help Phone by Jack Landman | Calgary | Spring 2020
2019 Husky Wellness Fair | Calgary
Thank you to everyone at the Husky Wellness Fair for your support of young people in Canada!
2019 Visions Electronics Golf Tournament | Calgary
Visions Electronics organized a Golf Tournament to raise funds for Kids Help Phone. Thank you to employees and suppliers for supporting youth mental health and well-being!
2019 This Girl Can Expo | Calgary
This Girl Can Expo is an event geared toward females aged five to 17 focusing on health and wellness, safety and support, arts and design, science and technology, fashion, sports and more. Kids Help Phone attended to share information with the public about our service.
2019 BMO Stampede Kids’ Day | Calgary
Thank you to the organizers of BMO Stampede Kids’ Day for helping to support young people across Canada.
W. Brett Wilson Garden Party 2019 | Calgary
Kids Help Phone was selected as one of 11 charities focused on youth mental health to receive support from W. Brett Wilson’s Annual Garden Party. Thanks to W. Brett Wilson for his constant support, which helps ensure kids and young adults have access to our trusted services.
2019 Accredited Condominium Management Golf Tournament | Calgary
Kids Help Phone was selected once again as one of the charities benefiting from the 2nd Annual Golf Tournament from Accredited Condominium Management. Thanks to the employees at Accredited Condominium Management for the support!
Thank you to our supporters in Alberta
FBC Calgary | Calgary
Thanks to FBC Calgary for their annual donation in support of our services for young people in Alberta and across Canada.
Ledcor | Alberta
Thank you for being the provincial sponsor for Alberta sites at the Walk so Kids Can Talk presented by BMO in 2019!
Kal Tire | Alberta
Thank you for being a Walk Route Sponsor for Calgary’s Walk so Kids Can Talk presented by BMO in 2019, and Community Experience Sponsor for Edmonton’s event.
Bri-mor Developments | Calgary
Thank you for being a Walk Route Sponsor for Calgary’s Walk so Kids Can Talk presented by BMO in 2019.
MaxWell South Star Realty | Calgary
Thanks to MaxWell South Star Realty’s employees and brokers for their ongoing support!
Aon Canada | Calgary
Thanks so much for your support at the Walk so Kids Can Talk presented by BMO in 2019!
Wally Jaciuk | Edmonton
Wally is a champion for kids and young adults. He’s a member of our Walk so Kids Can Talk presented by BMO Committee and has represented Kids Help Phone at various community events.
Michelle Pitchell | Alix
Michelle has volunteered with Kids Help Phone for a number of years. She has been a true champion for kids and young adults in central Alberta.
Alejandro Bejarano | Calgary
Alejandro has volunteered at various community events with Kids Help Phone. Thank you to Alejandro for showing up for youth!
Jack Landman | Calgary
Jack organized his own fundraiser for Kids Help Phone in 2019 while competing at the Spartan Race in Red Deer. He’s planning to have another fundraiser with a goal of $30,000 in 2020.
Your Kids Help Phone contacts in Alberta
Carolina Bejarano | Development Officer, Midwest/Prairies | 403-923-6898