Since 1989, Kids Help Phone has provided life-changing help and hope to young people in Canada. Ontario has community-based team members in southwestern Ontario, eastern Ontario and Toronto supporting the entire province. Ontario is also home to Kids Help Phone’s counselling centre and a majority of Kids Help Phone users live in Ontario. We are a charity delivering anonymous and confidential counselling, information and referrals to young people 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in English and French. Often, we are the only source of support available after hours and around the clock in rural and remote communities across the province.
Help us be an ally to young people in need! How you can help:
- Donate: As a charity, Kids Help Phone relies on donations to ensure we can remain always open — donate today!
- Sponsor an event: please contact us for more information on these opportunities.
- Fundraise for Kids Help Phone: host an event, get your employer involved, take action.
- Volunteer with us: we rely on the gift of time from our volunteers to support our community-based awareness and fundraising programs.
For more information about Kids Help Phone in Ontario or to make a donation, please contact us:
Kids Help Phone
300-439 University Ave.
Toronto, ON M5G 1Y8
Contact us by email
Our counsellors are the most available, accessible direct support, without intermediaries, that a young person can find. By phone or online, we are also a seamless resource — offering a bridge for young people to community supports and services where available. We are able to link them directly to local supports through Canada’s most comprehensive resource database of youth-facing programs.
In 2017, in Ontario:
- 60% of all calls to Kids Help Phone came from Ontario
- Ontario youth account for 52% of all counselling sessions
- youth from Ontario visited the Kids Help Phone website 270,248 times
- mental/emotional health was the most frequently discussed issue by youth in Ontario with Kids Help Phone counsellor
Crisis Text Line powered by Kids Help Phone is now available in Ontario 24/7!
2018 has been a pivotal year for Kids Help Phone, partly because of the launch of our texting service trial in Manitoba. Crisis Text Line powered by Kids Help Phone is now available across Canada. Young people can text with a volunteer Crisis Responder for support with any issue — big or small. The service is free, confidential and available 24/7/365.
The national rollout of our texting service means more young people in Canada will have access to support in the way they need it most. Crisis Text Line powered by Kids Help Phone expands the range of services we provide to youth who are looking for support.
Whether the preference is for support over the phone, through Live Chat or via text, young people across Canada now have more support options available to them at any time of day, in English and French.
Learn more about Crisis Text Line powered by Kids Help Phone.
If you’d like to help spread the word about our service, check out these resources.
DICE Golf Tournament
On September 18, 2018, Strategic Information Technology (SIT) will present their 8th annual Deposit Industry Charity Event (DICE). The Deposit Industry Charity Event brings together financial institutions, brokers, and professionals in the Canadian term deposit industry for a day on the greens to raise funds for Kids Help Phone. To date, DICE has raised over $188,000 with the support of our generous sponsors and donors. Join us at Wooden Sticks Golf Course in Uxbridge for this fantastic networking event where you can meet with professionals in the industry and have some fun – all for a good cause! For more information please visit www.depositindustry.ca and www.stratinfotech.com.
Kids Help Phone Golf Classic presented by Nestlé Canada Inc.
On August 21, 2018, 250 participants attended the 21st annual Help Phone Golf Classic at Angus Glen Golf Course to help us raise a net total of $341,000! Though rain prevented attendees from hitting the course, a lunch reception with fun activities including putting and chipping competitions, and a panel on the up-coming Raptors season, ensured that the event was still a tremendous success! A big thank you to all of our wonderful sponsors including our presenting sponsor and founding partner, Nestlé Canada Inc.. Without their continued support, this event would not be possible.
We hope to see everyone out next year for the 22nd annual Kids Help Phone Golf Classic presented by Nestle on August 20th, 2019!
13th Annual Hackers and Whackers Golf Tournament
This year marked the 13th Annual, Hackers and Whackers Golf Tournament, organized by Bell Canada. Bell employees and their suppliers came together on July 9th 2018 at GreyHawk Golf Club in Ottawa to raise funds for Kids Help Phone. Since 1989, Bell and its employees, have been helping Kids Help Phone to deliver innovative counselling, information and referral services for young people, at anytime and anywhere, in Canada. For this, we’re truly grateful for Bell’s ongoing generosity, in Ottawa, and across the country. Thank you to Bell, their employees, and suppliers for their generous and continued support!
Keill and Associates Golf Tournament
Since 2013 Keill & Associates have been supporting Kids Help Phone through their annual Charity Golf Tournament. This year’s event took place on Saturday June 16th 2018, at the Stittsville Golf Course. Thanks to the support of Jeff and Teresa Keill, and their team, they’ve helped to raise nearly $17,000 for Kids Help Phone. We are pleased to recognize and celebrate their ongoing support!
Walk so Kids Can Talk
What an incredible day it was at the Walk so Kids Can Talk presented by BMO. Thank you for joining our national day of community action and for celebrating Mental Health Week with us!
To see local event photos visit our Walk event page.