About Us

About the Walk so Kids Can Talk presented by BMO

The Walk so Kids Can Talk presented by BMO is a fun and inspirational 5K walk where thousands of kids, adults, families, schools, community organizations, and corporations across Canada join together to support youth emotional well-being by raising funds for Kids Help Phone. It’s a great way to build community and enjoy a fun, family friendly experience outdoors while supporting an important cause.

The Walk provides hope and courage to young people everywhere, sending them the message that it’s ok to reach out for help, and that we walk together to make the world a more supportive place.

Held on the first Sunday in May since 2002 – this walk is Canada’s largest for child and youth emotional health and well-being and celebrates Mental Health Week in Canada each year. The Walk allows Kids Help Phone to keep its services available to kids across Canada 24/7.

About Kids Help Phone

Kids Help Phone is Canada’s only 24/7 national service offering bilingual (English and French) professional counselling, information and referrals and volunteer-led, text-based support to young people. As a charity, we rely on donations and funds from individuals, foundations, corporations, and community fundraising. Thanks to our generous donors, for the last 30 years, Kids Help Phone has been always open for young people in any moment of crisis or need. Whether by phone, text, mobile app, or through our website, youth can connect with us whenever, wherever, and however they want.

“Kids Help Phone literally saved my life tonight. I was in desperate need of someone to talk to and it was there.”

– Young person contacting Kids Help Phone

Our service is free and anonymous, and supports young people as they build skills and abilities to improve their emotional health and well-being. We also work to share young people’s perspectives and improve their well-being on a societal level — locally, nationally and globally.

Learn more about our impact.