Alberta and the Northwest Territories
Since 1989, Kids Help Phone has provided life-changing — sometimes even lifesaving — help and hope to young people in Alberta. In 1990, Kids Help Phone opened its first regional office in Alberta.
Today, as a community-based charity with a strong local presence, Kids Help Phone has a team of dedicated Alberta staff, volunteers, donors, and partners who work tirelessly to support kids in the province as they develop resilience and reach their potential — creating stronger, healthier communities for everyone. Kids Help Phone is Canada’s only 24/7 professional counselling and information service supporting young people’s mental health and well-being.
Did You Know
- Approximately 33 young people in Alberta called our phone service each day in 2015
- Young people from over 150 communities in Alberta connect with our professional counsellors each year
- Young people in Alberta visit Kids Help Phone’s website more than 65,000 times a year
- Kids Help Phone’s Community Resource Database contains 2,000 local resources in Alberta, used by our counsellors to connect Alberta’s young people to on-the-ground support (such as shelters, health clinics, LGBTQ services, and counselling centres)
Here are some ideas about how you can help support children and youth in Alberta and the Northwest Territories:
- Support our work by making an annual or monthly donation
- Become a Kids Help Phone Event Sponsor or Event Volunteer
- Create a Fundraising Team for our annual Walk so Kids Can Talk presented by BMO
- Encourage employees in your organization to support our events through your company newsletter or intranet.
Events in Alberta
ConnectFirst Credit Union Presentation and Cheque Ceremony
Thank you to ConnectFirst Credit Union, who donated $5,000 to Kids Help Phone to commemorate the opening of their new Member Care Centre in Calgary.
Kids Help Phone staff gave a presentation on the services provided to Canadian kids in need by our counsellors during a cheque presentation ceremony at the ConnectFirst Member Care Centre on December 14, 2016.
Past Events in Alberta
Kids Help Phone helps CPS take 6,000 teddy bears into custody!
Thank you to everyone who donated so generously to Share Your Bear!
Share Your Bear is a collaboration between Girl Guides of Canada, Kids Help Phone, MaxWell Realty and Calgary Police Services which sees teddy bears delivered to the victims of crimes in Calgary. Each bear delivered is tagged by the Girl Guides with the Kids Help Phone number, so Kids know where to call when they need to talk to a counsellor.
This year, over 6,000 bears were collected by MaxWell, tagged by the Girl Guides, and given to the Calgary Police Services Victims Assistance Unit. Thank you to everyone who participated!
Kids Help Phone surpasses goal amount for Live Chat through Birdies for Kids!
Kids Help Phone is delighted to announce it has surpassed its fundraising goal of $5,000 as one of the charities of the 2016 Shaw Charity Classic Golf Tournament’s charitable giving program, Birdies for Kids, Presented by AltaLink program, run under the Shaw Charity Classic Foundation. A total of $6,000 was donated by our generous supporters.
As a recipient of the Birdies for Kids program, Kids Help Phone will use received funds to support our Live Chat program, which helps Canada’s most at-risk youth through real-time online, confidential interaction between a young person and a professional counsellor.
Birdies for Kids is a fundraising program designed to help raise funds for Alberta’s youth-based charities. Charities are able to generate contributions through flat donations or based on the number of birdies that are made by PGA Tour Champions players during the Shaw Charity Classic. The Shaw Charity Classic Foundation then matches these funds up to 50%.
Kids Help Phone raised $6,000 through the Birdies for Kids program, which with the expected matching gift of $3,000 from the Shaw Charity Classic Foundation, will, totaling in $9,00.00 in charitable funds.
$9,000 allows us to bring Live Chat to 66 youth in need of Kids Help Phone’s counselors.
Our sincere thanks to everyone who gave so generously, and to the Shaw Charity Classic Foundation, for selecting us for involvement in the Birdies for Kids Program.
It was great to see so many people out & enjoying themselves, and a wonderful chance to share information about Kids Help Phone.
Thank you MaxWell for being such great supporters of Kids Help Phone!
Bertha Kennedy Elementary Raises Awareness of Youth Mental Health!
Bertha Kennedy Elementary School in St. Albert hosted their first walk for mental health on May 19 in support of Kids Help Phone. This walk helped to raise awareness about the issues surround youth mental health and well-being.
Landmark Cinemas March Break Movie Camp
Looking for some family fun during March Break? Visit your local, participating Landmark Cinema $3 admission (per person) to see one of four family friendly films. $1 from each admission is being donated to Kids Help Phone.
Walk so Kids Can Talk Presented by BMO
Be a hero in your community and walk to support the mental health and well-being of young people across Canada. Join us on Sunday, May 1, 2016 in Calgary & Edmonton for the 15th Annual Walk so Kids Can Talk presented by BMO.
For more information about Kids Help Phone in Alberta and the Northwest Territories or to make a donation, please contact:
Kids Help Phone
4331 Manhattan Road SE
Calgary, Alberta T2G 4B1