/R E P E A T -- Media Advisory and Photo Opportunity - Kids Help Phone to launch Resources Around Me, the organization's newest service innovation benefitting young people across Canada/

Event to also include a major gift announcement

TORONTO, Jan. 15, 2014 /CNW/ - On Wednesday, January 15, Kids Help Phone will launch its latest service innovation, Resources Around Me, a new online and mobile tool which gives young people across Canada pioneering and independent access to locate mental health and other important programs and services right within their own communities. The event will also feature a major gift announcement - the largest pledged gift Kids Help Phone has received from a corporation in its history - marking the kickoff of the 25th anniversary year of Kids Help Phone.

WHO   Sharon Wood, President & CEO, Kids Help Phone
  Stephanie Muskat, former Kids Help Phone service user
  The Honourable Dr. K. Kellie Leitch, Minister of Labour and Minister of Status of Women
  Young people from Greenwood College School, on hand to celebrate the launch of Resources Around Me
WHEN: Wednesday, January 15, 2014, 10am - 11am (doors open at 9:30 am).
  Speakers/presentations at 10am; photo opportunity at 11 am with spokespeople and young people present.
WHAT Kids Help Phone launches Resources Around Me, available in English and French through Kids Help Phone's website and the Always There mobile app, which provides young people with the ability to instantly locate services and programs in their community such as youth counselling and health centres, shelters, child protection agencies, and more. This launch is part of a major gift announcement and the kickoff to the start of Kids Help Phone's 25th anniversary year celebrations.
WHY:   Every day, Kids Help Phone's professional counsellors help young people connect with local supports using its unique database of over 46,000 programs and services for young people - the only such resource of its kind in Canada. Resources Around Me makes much of this information available at the click of a button to young people everywhere, putting vital resources directly into their hands.
WHERE: Artscape Youngplace, 180 Shaw Street (Shaw St. near Queen St. W.), Toronto

For more information about Kids Help Phone, visit kidshelpphone.ca.


SOURCE: Kids Help Phone

For further information:

Norma Meneguzzi Spall
The Results Group Public Relations
O: (416) 686-9110 / M: (416)-209-1216

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