Supporting young people in Ontario
Ontario is home to Canada’s capital and Kids Help Phone’s national office. We’re honoured to be here to support each and every young person through phone, text and Live Chat across Canada’s most populous province.
In 2018, we provided support to young people in Ontario over 450,000 times. Kids Help Phone is so grateful to all of our supporters in Ontario who help make this possible. Thank you for joining us and showing up for youth!
In 2018, the top issues we heard about from young people in Ontario include:
- mental/emotional health
- peer and partner relationships
- suicide and suicide-related
- family changes and relationships
Ontario youth trust Kids Help Phone services and utilize our supports, making up 49% of all contacts from young people. Ontario service users are older than those from other provinces. In fact, 12% of Ontario service users are 22+, three times higher than any other province or territory. And Ontario youth use the phone service more than any other province or territory, at 58% of counselling sessions.
Kids Help Phone Toy Sale | December 10 & 12, 2019
439 University Avenue (lobby) | Toronto, ON, M5G 1Y8
2019 DICE Golf Tournament | A national event held at Wooden Sticks Golf Course in Uxbridge
On September 17, 2019, Portfolio Plus presented the 9th Annual Deposit Industry Charity Event (DICE), bringing together professionals throughout the Canadian term deposit industry for a day on the green to raise funds for Kids Help Phone. To date, DICE has raised close to $250,000 with the support of generous sponsors and donors. Thank you to the sponsors, golfers and diners for joining us at Wooden Sticks Golf Course in Uxbridge for this day of fun and networking with colleagues — all for a good cause!
2019 Let the Elephants Dance | Toronto
Held on October 19, 2019 at Glenn Gould Studio, Let The Elephants Dance is an event created to help raise awareness for mental health. This event can help demonstrate hope for people experiencing mental health struggles, while raising funds for Kids Help Phone so we can continue to be there for youth. The event has grown in just three short years from a small, intimate theatre showcase to a yearly fundraising gala.
Pictured: Michelle Crossman, organizer of Let the Elephants Dance
Thank you to our supporters in Ontario
Mary Mauti | York Region
Mary has been the Chair of our York Walk so Kids Can Talk presented by BMO event since its inception and continues to be a strong supporter of Kids Help Phone. Mary has been instrumental in helping us grow the York Walk site and spread awareness of Kids Help Phone’s services in the community. Thank you to Mary for supporting young people in Canada!
Guy Jarvis | Toronto
We’d like to take this opportunity to give a big thank you to Guy Jarvis, who has stepped down as one of the leaders of the Toronto Walk so Kids Can Talk presented by BMO Committee after over a decade of support. Guy’s dedication and leadership has been a large reason why the Toronto Walk site continues to be one of the top Walk fundraising sites in Canada. Thank you to Guy for supporting kids and teens across Canada!
The Dad Club | London
Thank you to The Dad Club for their continued support over the years!
Your Kids Help Phone contacts in Ontario
Norm Smyth | Senior Development Manager, Ontario | 416-581-8442
Sarah Lagrove | Manager, Southwestern Ontario | 226-376-2224
Greater Toronto Area
Jamieson Scott | Manager, Ontario | 416-586-5437