Running for youth mental health
The 2020 RBC Race for the Kids is going global and virtual for the first time on October 17-18. Thanks to RBC, this amazing community, our vendors, volunteers and sponsors, we are very pleased to report that in three short years the RBC Race for the Kids in Calgary has raised more than $1 million for critical mental health initiatives for children and youth at the Alberta Children's Hospital! It's an incredible show of support for thousands of kids every year and will benefit generations to come.
We thank you for your enthusiasm and support and we hope you can join us again for this reimagined event!
OUR COLLECTIVE IMPACT
Runners signed up
We won't be gathering at Heritage Park this year, however, we can still collectively take steps toward better mental health for kids and families in our community. We invite you to join us as we work to raise awareness for mental health and for the vital supports that will help children in our community for generations to come.
RBC Global Virtual Race for the Kids, supporting youth charities around the world
Over the past decade, the RBC Race for the Kids series has grown to include 17 charitable events raising more than $57 million for our local charity partners. This year, the COVID-19 pandemic means most of our physical Races can’t happen so welcome to the first ever RBC Global Virtual Race for the Kids. Our ambition is to create the world’s biggest, virtual family fun run in support of over 30 youth charities to help them continue their incredible work at this challenging time.
of mental health issues begin in childhood
1 in 5
Canadian children experience a diagnosable psychiatric concern
YOUTH IN CALGARY RECEIVE OUTPATIENT TREATMENT AND 900 ARE ADMITTED TO HOSPITAL ANNUALLY
Build Them Up!
The Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation is proud to partner in the creation of a new Centre for Child & Adolescent Mental Health. Together with Alberta Health Services (AHS) and our generous community, we are building a new and innovative Centre that is scheduled to open in the Fall of 2021!