OTTAWA, April 21 /CNW Telbec/ - Kids Help Phone and long-time partner Bell were honoured last night as recipients of the Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association's "Connected to the Community" award, which recognizes outstanding organizations that have partnered with Canada's wireless industry to improve the lives of Canadians.
Since 1989, Kids Help Phone has worked to advance the well-being of Canadian children and youth by providing them anonymous and confidential professional counselling, referrals and information. In 2009, Kids Help Phone supported kids more than 2.4 million times, across all counselling platforms available to them, including phone calls answered, online posts and online visits.
"Kids Help Phone is thrilled to be honoured by the CWTA for our work to maximize access to our services by young people," said Lesley Sims, Ontario Regional Director for Kids Help Phone. "Working closely with Bell to ensure we offer the latest mobile and online capabilities has helped improve the lives of many young and vulnerable kids in Canada."
Said Wade Oosterman, President of Bell Mobility: "As a founding partner of Kids Help Phone, Bell supports the national organization's continued evolution in the ways it responds to today's technology-savvy and wireless-oriented youth - including making all Bell Mobility calls to Kids Help Phone free and anonymous."
Walk for Kids Help Phone
The Bell team has raised more than $6 million for Kids Help Phone by leading the Walk for Kids Help Phone each year. Bell invites all Canadians to join us for the Walk on May 2 at the following locations to help ensure there is always a counsellor there when a kid calls.
Please visit walkforkidshelpphone.ca for more information.
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Bowring Park (Waterford Bridge Road entrance)
Shubie Park, Dartmouth
Centennial Park Bandstand
Marché de la Gare (Lac des Nations)
Ontario - East, West, North and South
Robert Simpson Park
South Shore Community Centre
Tecumseh Park, William Street North and Stanley Avenue
Lemoine Point Conservation Area - Trillium Trail
TD Waterhouse Stadium
Jaycee Gardens - St. Catharines
Vincent Massey Park
Zwick's Park West - Belleville
Centennial Park - Dow People Place
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St. Ignatius High School
Derwent Park (behind Place Concorde)
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Boyd Conservation Area
Saskatchewan Science Centre
Sacred Heart High School
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Rundle Park, ACT Recreation Centre
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The Dolphines at Rhapsody Plaza
Country Club Centre, E&N Trail
Langara Family YMCA
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SOURCE Bell Canada
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