Our founding partners

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It starts with Bell Canada, BMO Bank of Montreal, Nestlé Canada and Lactalis Canada.

Each of these companies has a proud legacy of mobilizing their employees, customers, clients, and communities to support youth mental health and well-being through Kids Help Phone. They’re true champions of youth mental health, providing invaluable support so youth in Canada can access the support they need in the way they need it most.

Thanks to our Founding Partners, Kids Help Phone is here today for youth!

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Bell Canada

Bell has been with Kids Help Phone during the important milestones of our journey to be there for young people. In 1989, Bell and its affiliates showed up for youth when our phone lines first opened, with funding and platforms to raise awareness among young people across Canada.

Bell’s generosity has enabled new technology initiatives to support the mental health and well-being of youth, ultimately helping us develop Resources Around Me, an optimized website and Crisis Text Line powered by Kids Help Phone.

Today, Bell continues to fuel a partnership with Kids Help Phone through corporate philanthropy, on- and off-air support and by engaging employees across the country to participate in Kids Help Phone’s annual Walk.

Bell’s continued investment in innovation allows us to adapt and evolve so we can meet kids where they are today — and tomorrow. We’d like to say thank you to Bell for their ongoing commitment to youth in Canada!


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BMO Bank of Montreal

At BMO, “We’re here to help” truly connects to the purpose of Kids Help Phone. Over the past 30 years, BMO’s partnership with Kids Help Phone has demonstrated their commitment to the mental and emotional well-being of young people from every community in Canada. BMO has a 200-year history of actively supporting communities.

BMO is a Founding Partner of Kids Help Phone and presenting sponsor of the Walk so Kids Can Talk. Since 1989, BMO has contributed more than $18 million to Kids Help Phone through donations and tremendous employee engagement.

Their impact has enabled the most direct, accessible and effective supports for youth in Canada to get help. We thank BMO and their employees across Canada for their deep passion and vibrant dedication to supporting young people through Kids Help Phone!


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Nestlé Canada

For over 150 years, working with local communities to make a difference has been a top priority for Nestlé Canada. As a Founding Partner of Kids Help Phone, Nestlé is dedicated to supporting the mental health and well-being of all young people in Canada. As a national sponsor of the Walk so Kids Can Talk presented by BMO, Nestlé employees demonstrate their tremendous passion for the cause annually. Their employee leadership for the annual Kids Help Phone Golf Classic presented by Nestlé is also outstanding.

Since day one, Nestlé has helped youth connect to Kids Help Phone by including our contact information on relevant products and communications.

We thank Nestlé for being champions for youth!

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Lactalis Canada

Lactalis Canada is committed to the health and wellness of all young people in Canada, through their support of Kids Help Phone and community initiatives.

A proud Founding Partner of Kids Help Phone, Lactalis Canada has been instrumental in making our service a household name for kids, teens and young adults across Canada by promoting our logo and phone number on their products. Thanks to their generous support, youth can easily discover help is only a call, click or text away.

As a Walk so Kids Can Talk presented by BMO sponsor — with their brands Astro and Black Diamond Cheestrings — Lactalis Canada and their caring employees support us each year to ensure youth can access our 24/7, confidential and bilingual service — whenever, wherever and however they need it.

We thank Lactalis Canada for their leadership and dedication!