Kids Help Phone

As a National partner of Kids Help Phone, The Source has raised over $2.4 Million for youth mental health over the past 15 years, and we are proud to do so again. With students returning to school, now is the time to support Kids Help Phone and help youth in Canada.

We invite all our customers to help youth in Canada get the support they need through donations and/or volunteering as crisis responders. Donations can be received at our stores nationwide from August 12 to September 16 or directly through Kids Help Phone. We thank you for your support.

Kids Help Phone is Canada’s only national support service that provides 24/7 professional counselling, text-based support and referrals to young people across Canada.

● Since 2018, on average, 24% of texting conversations in September had the words “school” and “teacher” mentioned.

● Kids Help Phone has observed a 29% increase in reports of an incident at school as a main source of distress during the back-to-school period (compared to the previous three months).

● From 2019 to 2021, during the back-to-school season, Kids Help Phone has seen a substantial increase in the following texting issues among service users who attend school (compared to the previous three months): Bullying (43% increase), Anxiety/Stress (14% increase) and Substance use (14% increase).

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