Kids Help Phone is Canada’s only 24/7 e-mental health service offering free, confidential support in English and French to young people. As the country’s virtual care expert, they give millions of youth a safe, trusted space to talk over phone or through text or in self-directed supports in any moment of crisis or need. They envision a future where every person in Canada is able to get the support they need, when they need it most, however they need it.
Helping youth since 1986, Youth Without Shelter is an emergency residence and referral agency serving homeless youth. Open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, they’re dedicated to providing shelter and support programs in a safe environment, with the goal of getting youth off the streets permanently.
Lady Ballers Camp is a not-for-profit charitable organization that develops girl-centered programs encouraging non-competitive physical, emotional, and educational development. In their commitment to social change, their mandate is to create equitable access to recreational and sporting programs to all, regardless of their socioeconomic background.
Ernestine’s is an emergency shelter that was opened in 1983 by a group of community members who saw a need for a safe place for women and children fleeing violence and abuse. Ernestine’s provides a range of holistic services to shelter and outreach clients, including 24-hour crisis-line assistance, individual and group-based counselling support, child & youth programs, access to the shelter’s on-site food bank, as well as legal, housing, and immigration support and advocacy.
The 5 1 9 is committed to the health, happiness and full participation of the L G B T Q 2 ess communities and is Canada’s most prominent L G B T Q 2 ess community centre and service provider. A City of Toronto agency with an innovative model of service, space and leadership, they strive to make a real difference in people’s lives, while working to promote inclusion, understanding and respect.
FoodShare is a Toronto non-profit organization that gets good healthy food and food education to schools and communities. Working toward a vision where all people can feed themselves, their loves ones and their communities with dignity and joy, they believe in advancing the right to food for all.
Jack.org is Canada’s only charity training and empowering young leaders to revolutionize mental health. Through Do Something, Jack Talks, Jack Chapters, and Jack Summits, young leaders identify and dismantle barriers to positive mental health in their communities.
With over 1,700 program locations across Canada, YMCA is dedicated to the growth of all persons in spirit, mind and body, and to their sense of responsibility to each other and the global community. YMCA provides vital community services that are having a positive impact on some of Canada’s most pressing social issues.
JDRF is the leading global organization focused on type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. Driven by passionate, grassroots volunteers connected to children, adolescents, and adults with this disease, JDRF is the largest charitable supporter of T1D research. The goal of JDRF is to improve the lives of every person affected by T1D by accelerating progress on the most promising opportunities for curing, better treating, and preventing the disease. JDRF collaborates with a wide spectrum of partners who share this goal.