TORONTO, June 8 /CNW/ - Kids Help Phone was honoured to welcome HRH The
Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, KG, KCVO, SOM, to its Toronto offices on Sunday
"The opportunity to host the Earl of Wessex and to introduce His Royal
Highness to Kids Help Phone was a great honour," said Tom McAllister,
President & CEO, Kids Help Phone. "We are grateful to the RCMP for
facilitating this wonderful opportunity for our organization."
The visit, which lasted 40 minutes, was organized by the RCMP Foundation
and included a tour of the charity's Toronto counselling centre, an
interactive presentation by Kids Help Phone's Student Ambassador volunteers,
and the presentation of Kids Help Phone's Ontario Regional volunteer of the
"When His Royal Highness was last in Toronto we discussed the idea of a
visit to Kids Help Phone as we believed it would fit nicely with the Earl's
interest in organizations that provide opportunity for young people," said
RCMP Supt. Greg Peters. "We are proud to be partners with Kids Help Phone and
were pleased to be able to coordinate this visit with them."
About Kids Help Phone:
Kids Help Phone is Canada's only free, 24-hour, bilingual and anonymous
phone and online counselling, referral and information service for children
and youth. Every day, professional counsellors provide immediate, confidential
and caring support to young people living in urban, rural and remote locations
right across the country. Children and youth contact Kids Help Phone about
every issue imaginable - from school, dating and family problems, to
bullying/cyber-bullying, addiction and abuse. In 2007, Kids Help Phone touched
the lives of children and youth in need from almost 3,000 Canadian communities
more than two million times through its phone and online services.
Established in 1989, Kids Help Phone is recognized internationally as a
leader in the delivery of phone and online counselling to kids. A charitable
organization, Kids Help Phone employs more than 100 highly skilled counsellors
and benefits from the support of more than 10,000 fundraising volunteers in
communities from coast to coast, and the commitment of a growing number of
leading Canadian companies and their employees.
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