Posted on Wednesday, September 01, 2021 01:21 PM
The RBC Race for the Kids brings participants together, virtually, to raise funds for mental health care and research in Eastern Ontario and around the world. Thanks to dedicated partnerships with RBC and Accora Village, funds raised through the RBC Race for the Kids will be matched up to $50,000, helping to facilitate access to care and create safe places for children and youth to find their way. Register today and go further for youth mental health from now until October...
Posted on Monday, June 14, 2021 02:57 PM
Diana’s story: one reason why RBC helps youth and their families access mental health services
By Maxine Betteridge-Moes
Updated June 14, 2021
This article originally appeared on RBC Discover & Learn.
Programs including RBC Race for the Kids and 1Call1Click.ca support critical services.
When Diana D’Aoust looks back over the last eight years, she is sometimes in disbelief about the progress her 17 year old son has made since he was a young boy living with Asperger’s...
Posted on Friday, June 11, 2021 12:05 PM
A message from our 1Call1Click.ca Steering Committee co-chair and partner, Tania
"I am proud that the 1Call1Click.ca team really listened to young people and their parents, in order to better understand their experiences in our health care system, and look to rethink our practices. It goes without saying that 1Call1Click.ca is a young program that is currently building its capacity. However, I am optimistic that 1Call1Click.ca will enable both individuals and organizations to better...
Posted on Thursday, June 03, 2021 02:08 PM
Meet Natasha, one of our youth advisors
Natasha Baechler was born in Ottawa and spent most of her childhood in the small town of Russell. A dancer since the age of three, Natasha enjoyed playing piano and starring in elementary school productions of musicals, such as Peter Pan and the Wizard of Oz.
The first two years of high school found Natasha playing soccer and teaching dance lessons to others. Unfortunately, all that felt normal began to fade during the summer following grade ten....
Posted on Thursday, June 03, 2021 11:45 AM
Meet Steph, one of our youth advisors
Steph grew up in the town of Newmarket, Ontario as the youngest of three siblings. Their father worked as a primary school teacher and mother as a volunteer and vibrant member of the community.
As a child, Steph enjoyed dance, musical theatre and played ringette for many years. In grade nine, a switch to a tiny school and difficult new friendships brought inner sadness to the forefront. Bullied, depressed and engaging in self-harm, Steph says that...