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

Find out more about our impact in Alberta.

Get Involved

Here are some ideas about how you can help support children and youth in Alberta and the Northwest Territories:

 

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!

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Local Kids Help Phone staff with some of the  Share Your Bear teddy bears.

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!

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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.

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Our Birdies for Kids ambassador, Hayden (centre), at the Shaw Charity Classic awards ceremony.

 

Kids Help Phone and MaxWell Celebrate Stampede!

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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!

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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

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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

11216625_497527537071060_5942360905814797318_oBe 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
T 403.476.0385
T 1.866.297.4101

If you are a young person and are struggling with a problem big or small, please call 1-800-668-6868, or visit kidshelpphone.ca. We’re always available, 24/7/365.