Kids Help Phone Gets A Helping Hand

    TORONTO, Nov. 30 /CNW/ - CNW Group and The Equicom Group today presented
a cheque to Kids Help Phone, Canada's only toll-free, 24-hour, bilingual
anonymous phone and web counselling, referral and information service for
children and youth. Accepting the $37,283.60 donation on behalf of Kids Help
Phone was Jenny Yuen, Regional Director, Ontario, Kids Help Phone.
    "Kids Help Phone is grateful for the ongoing support from corporations
such as CNW Group and The Equicom Group," said Jenny Yuen, Regional Director,
Ontario, Kids Help Phone. "Their continued support goes a long way in not only
helping to raise awareness of our organization to kids across Canada, but also
ensuring Kids Help Phone can maintain the required level of counsellors so
that calls and online posts from young people in need do not go unanswered."
    The bulk of the proceeds came from funds raised at the CNW Group/Equicom
Group Annual Charity Golf Classic tournament held in August at the Glen Abbey
Golf Club in Oakville, Ontario.
    "We are pleased to be an ongoing supporter of Kids Help Phone," said Tom
Enright, President and CEO, CNW Group. "In addition, this year our company
chose to make a Holiday donation to a charitable cause on behalf of our
clients, in recognition of their support. We chose Kids Help Phone because
it's a cause that is near and dear to our hearts."
    "The Equicom Group is proud to sponsor Kids Help Phone in donating funds
raised at the annual charity golf tournament held earlier this year. Kids Help
Phone provides an invaluable service to youth in need and this worthy cause
deserves all the support we can give them." said Barry Hildred, President of
The Equicom Group.
    Earlier this year, CNW Group's Broadcast Services team produced and
launched a new public service announcement (PSA) aimed at promoting awareness
of Kids Help Phone. The PSA featured <a href="">Jann Arden</a>, Canadian Grammy-award winning
singer/songwriter, and longtime supporter of Kids Help Phone and Dany Bédar,
award-winning singer, songwriter and musician. The PSA is currently being
aired on national television and radio stations across Canada.

    About Kids Help Phone:

    Kids Help Phone is Canada's only toll-free, 24-hour, bilingual and
anonymous phone and web counselling, referral and information service for
children and youth. Every day, professional counsellors 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.
    CNW Group is proud to be the official newswire provider for Kids Help

    About The Equicom Group:

    Equicom, a wholly-owned subsidiary of TSX Group Inc., is Canada's leading
provider of investor relations and strategic corporate communications
services. With proven expertise in developing and executing highly effective
strategic communications programs, and an extensive network of investment
community contacts, Equicom specializes in helping clients achieve their
capital markets objectives. Equicom offers a comprehensive suite of services
including: investor relations, media relations, annual report production,
multimedia and web design, web casting, live event management and corporate
branding. Equicom is headquartered in Toronto, with offices in Montreal and
Calgary. For further information, please visit

    About CNW Group:

    CNW Group is Canada's leader in the distribution of time-critical news
and information. Founded in 1960, CNW is co-owned by U.S.-based PR Newswire
and U.K.-based PA Group and operates Canadian offices from coast-to-coast with
24-hour bilingual service. CNW communication services facilitate the flow of
news from Canadian organizations to their local, national, and global
audiences in the media and financial communities. CNW Group and CNW Telbec in
Quebec, offer a range of market-reaching services for IR professionals within
the CNX Marketlink suite and services designed to reach the media within the
Newsmaker suite.

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For further information:

For further information: Lindsay George, Manager, Communications, Kids
Help Phone, Tel: (416) 581-8974, Fax (416) 586-0651, Email:,; Jo-Anne Archibald,
Senior Vice President, Corporate Secretarial, The Equicom Group, Tel: (416)
815-0700 ext. 271, E-mail:,;
Melody Firth, Manager, Corporate Communications, CNW Group, Tel: (416)
863-5729, Cell: (416) 318-4341, E-mail:,

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