Kids Help Phone helps youth speak up about bullying



    Minister of Education and Bullying Experts Talk Solutions During Bullying
    Awareness Week

    TORONTO, Nov. 16 /CNW/ - Media are invited to kick-off National Bullying
Awareness Week with Kids Help Phone as they host a panel discussion with the
Minister of Education and some of Canada's leading experts on the issue of
bullying. Speakers will provide an overview on the current state of bullying,
new trends, new awareness initiatives for schools and teachers and
importantly, what kids are saying about the help they need.

    
    What:     Sharing Solutions for Bullying Conference

    When:     Monday, November 19, 2007
              10:00a.m. - 11:00a.m. (breakfast served at 9:30a.m.)

    Where:    Enoch Turner Schoolhouse, 106 Trinity Street, Toronto
              (King St. E. and Parliament St.)

    Who:      The Honourable Kathleen Wynne, Minister of Education
              Donna Hansplant, Vice President of Counselling Services,
              Kids Help Phone
              Dr. Wendy Craig, PREVNet/Queen's University
              Dr. Faye Mishna, University of Toronto
              Sgt. Robyn MacEachern, Ontario Provincial Police
              Tom McAllister, President & CEO, Kids Help Phone
    

    About Kids Help Phone

    Kids Help Phone is Canada's only toll-free, 24-hour, bilingual and
anonymous phone and web counseling, referral and information service for
children and youth. Every day, professional counselors provide immediate,
caring support to young people in urban and rural communities across the
country. Children and teens contact Kids Help Phone about every issue
imaginable - from school, dating and family problems, to depression, abuse and
suicide. In 2006, Kids Help Phone helped kids in need from 663 Ontario
communities 779,000 times on the phone and online.





For further information:

For further information: or to attend this event, please contact: Tina
Kraulis, Hill & Knowlton, (416) 413-4747, tina.kraulis@hillandknowlton.ca;
Virginia Middleton, Coordinator, Public Relations, Kids Help Phone, (416)
586-5437 x 8345, virginia.middleton@kidshelpphone.ca


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