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 help and hope to young people everywhere, sending them the message that we walk together to make our world a more supportive place for them.

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 a beacon for young people in every moment of crisis or need. As a charity, we rely on donations and funds from individuals, foundations, corporations, and community fundraising. Thanks to our generous donors, we can be always open for the 6.5 million young people in Canada and continuously evolve the delivery of our 24/7/365 service promise. For over 28 years, Kids Help Phone has helped youth harness their inner strength so they can find the resolve and hope to persevere through even the toughest situations.

“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. In addition to an array of counselling options, young people benefit from Kids Help Phone’s wide range of therapeutic online resources. 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.