The Joyce Family Foundation’s gift to the Feel Out Loud Movement brings mental health support to classrooms across Canada

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The Joyce Family Foundation has made a transformational gift of $1.25 million to fuel Kids Help Phone’s Feel Out Loud Movement – a $300 million movement to revolutionize mental health care for every young person.

This investment will support students in grades 9-12 through the Counsellor in the Classroom Program, helping young people to gain a better understanding of mental health and learn where and how they can confidently access support.

Counsellor in the Classroom is available to students in grades 4-12 and involves curriculum led by an educator as well as a conversation with one of Kids Help Phone’s professional counsellors. The program is offered in English or French and can be completed in the classroom or through distance learning.

This donation will leave a lasting legacy in honour of the Foundation’s Founder, Ron Joyce. Through the Foundation’s gift, young people will be supported with their mental health and well-being, preparing them for their transition to adulthood and impacting generations to come.  

On behalf of youth across Canada and the Kids Help Phone team, we extend our heartfelt gratitude to The Joyce Family Foundation for its incredibly generous and courageous support. Thanks to you, young people in every corner of Canada will be free to Feel Out Loud.

According to the Founder’s wishes, the Joyce Family Foundation is committed to supporting the social and emotional well-being of young people in this country so they can bring their talents and skills more fully into society. This investment into Kids Help Phone’s Counsellor in the Classroom Program will provide more young people with support and understanding of how to take care of their mental health.

Hon. Ed Lumley, Chair of The Joyce Family Foundation

Educators: to find out about the program, including how to register your class, visit here.