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OTIP donates $10,000 to Kids Help Phone and Indigenous youth


April 1, 2021 – OTIP is happy to donate $10,000 to Finding Hope: Kids Help Phone’s action plan for supporting First Nations, Inuit and Métis young people.

Funds were raised during OTIP’s annual social media campaign in support of Bell Let’s Talk Day. Each year this campaign encourages interaction on OTIP’s social media platforms by donating $1 to an organization that has an impact directly related to mental health initiatives. This year, every like and share of OTIP’s posts on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn raised funds to make a difference for youth in Indigenous communities.

“Mental health initiatives have never been more important,” said Vic Medland, OTIP CEO. “We value the work that Kids Help Phone is doing to make a difference in the lives of young people in Indigenous communities and are happy to align our donation to further these efforts.”

Finding Hope: Kids Help Phone’s action plan for supporting First Nations, Inuit and Métis young people works to address the mental health crisis in Indigenous communities. Indigenous children, teens and young adults in remote, rural and urban spaces are being underserved and Kids Help Phone is looking to bridge that gap.

Under the leadership of an Indigenous Advisory Council, Kids Help Phone’s Indigenous Youth Action Plan will bring professional counselling, support, information and connection to community services to these remote communities.


For questions, please contact:

Patricia Wilkinson-Bizjak
VP, Corporate Affairs and Communications
519-574-4997
Pwilkinson-bizjak@otip.com

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