Quebec

Supporting young people in Quebec

Quebec is known for its primarily French-speaking population, snowy winters and Instagram-worthy architecture. It’s also the province in which Kids Help Phone provided about 225,428 service sessions with young people in 2019.

Through Finding Hope: Kids Help Phone’s Action Plan for Supporting First Nations, Inuit and Métis Young People, we’re affirming our commitment to Indigenous youth in Quebec, Nunavik and across the country.

In 2019, the top five counselling issues in Quebec included:

  1. family changes and relationships
  2. mental/emotional health
  3. peer and partner relationships
  4. sexual violence/abuse
  5. suicide/suicide-related

Of all the provinces and territories, Quebec service users discussed sexual violence/abuse the most frequently in counselling sessions.

In 2019, we saw the majority of counselling service users shift from new to repeat callers, as compared to 2018.

Here, you can learn about our initiatives in Quebec and how you can get involved in supporting youth mental health and well-being in your community.

Look for the Kids Help Phone team at the following events:

Un plaisir pour les palais gourmets | October 8, 2020 | Montreal

The Robb Nash Project | Montreal

The Robb Nash Project raises awareness about mental health through concerts and presentations to young people across Canada. During a 2019 show, Crisis Text Line powered by Kids Help Phone was featured. And during the pre-show, Kids Help Phone staff were able to talk to the teachers of students in attendance about our services and how we support youth.

Robb Nash at Kids Help Phone

 

Rosemount High School Mental Health Day | Montreal

Rosemount High School students collected funds for Kids Help Phone through their mental health coffee house, “A Storied Mind” in November 2019.

Rosemount High School cheque presentation

English Montreal School Board Grade 5 and 6 presentations | Candiac, South Shore of Montreal

At the request of the English Montreal School Board, staff from Kids Help Phone’s office in Montreal went to St. Lawrence Elementary School in 2019 and did two presentations to classes of approximately 35 students each.

 

Thank you to our supporters in Quebec

The Henry and Berenice Kaufmann Foundation | Montreal

The Henry and Berenice Kaufmann Foundation has been supporting Kids Help Phone since 1992, with their most recent gift in 2019 designated to Crisis Text Line powered by Kids Help Phone. We would like to thank them for their loyal and generous support over the years!

Desjardins Foundation | Montreal

Desjardins Foundation has been a major supporter of Kids Help Phone for many years, with their most recent gift designated to Live Chat as well as to building awareness around Kids Help Phone through mailings to schools and digital and print advertising, which helps us reach more young people across Canada. Thank you for your generosity, Desjardins Foundation!

The Hylcan Foundation | Montreal

The Hylcan Foundation has been a steady supporter of Kids Help Phone. We were very pleased to receive funding from them for Crisis Text Line powered by Kids Help Phone, which helped to make the service available 24/7 in Quebec. Thank you to The Hylcan Foundation for your unwavering support of our mission!

BMO Bank of Montreal – Special Accounts Management Unit (SAMU) | Montreal

For more than 20 years, BMO Bank of Montreal has hosted “Un plaisir pour les palais gourmets” in support of Kids Help Phone. All funds raised support Kids Help Phone’s life-saving services. Thank you to BMO Bank of Montreal for your continued support!

Walmart | Quebec

A multitude of Walmart stores throughout Quebec jumped at the chance to help fund Crisis Text Line powered by Kids Help Phone. We’re so grateful to Walmart for giving back to the communities they serve!

Your Kids Help Phone contacts in Quebec

Chelsea Lumiere | Senior Development Officer | 514-948-8357

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