RBC Race for the Kids, October 16-17, 2021
Global Virtual Race supporting youth charities around the world

Be a HERO for CHEO

You can go further for mental health at CHEO by participating in the virtual RBC Race for the Kids. Due to COVID-19, we have converted the 2021 RBC Race for the Kids to a virtual fundraiser to support mental health programs and services at CHEO. Though a physical event will not take place this year, we are kindly asking for your continued support. 

All funds raised between now and October 17, 2021 will strengthen mental health care and research at CHEOThe COVID-19 pandemic has changed our lives in so many ways. During this difficult time, CHEO remains committed to providing the support and treatment that children, youth and families need and deserve as they face mental health challenges. Thank you for helping us serve this vulnerable population. 

We are stronger together.
We thank you for your enthusiasm and support and we hope you can join us again for this reimagined event!

OUR COLLECTIVE IMPACT

1251

Runners signed up

$105,829

Funds raised

2,118

Kms covered

SUPPORT MENTAL HEALTH AT CHEO

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I am participating in the RBC Race for the Kids event to support mental health programs at CHEO. Your donation will ensure each patient has access to the care that will be most beneficial for them, regardless of their age or the reason for their visit. Please consider making a donation to my page. Thank you.

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.

Thank you for your support!

CHEO TOUCHES THE LIVES OF

500K

CHILDREN, YOUTH AND FAMILIES EVERY YEAR.

AT CHEO, THERE HAS BEEN A

63%

INCREASE SINCE 2020 IN YOUTH WITH EATING DISORDERS NEEDING INPATIENT SERVICES.

OVER

3,000

YOUTH COME TO CHEO'S EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT IN MENTAL HEALTH CRISIS EACH YEAR.

Together we can make a difference.

Funds from RBC Race for the Kids will make an enormous difference at CHEO. The following two programs will benefit from your participation:

CAPA: Access to care is the top mental health need. An innovative program known as CAPA – the Choice and Partnership Approach (CAPA) decreases wait times and improves the mental health care CHEO delivers using methods taken from best business practices to streamline service delivery, as well as empower patients and families to be the stewards of their own mental health. Within our CAPA service we have developed a rapid response pathway for kids that have more significant needs but do not necessarily require an inpatient visit. We strive to have every child and youth seen within two weeks within this pathway. Virtual care has been key to ensuring that the outpatient mental health encounters can continue to expand to meet rising needs. Within just months of the COVID-19 pandemic 98% of all CAPA encounters were delivered virtually, compared to 3% the year before.

1Call1Click.ca: Finding the right mental health care for kids and youth just got a lot easier. The Kids Come First Health Team has launched 1Call1Click.ca - a unique service in Canada that makes it easier for children, youth and families of Eastern Ontario to find the care they need for mental health and addiction. The 1Call1Click.ca initiative coordinates more than 20 organizations offering mental health and addiction care for children, youth and their families - addressing a need that families and Kids Come First Health Team partners across the region have often highlighted. Now, all that anyone has to do is call 613-260-2360 or 1-877-377-7775 (toll free for Eastern Ontario), or fill out an online form — even primary care providers looking for the right care for their patients. 1Call1Click.ca will give kids and youth the safety and privacy to connect, ask questions and find information without having to wait until they are feeling extremely unwell.

When someone connects with 1Call1Click.ca, the trained staff will:

  • discuss what is happening and the person’s needs,
  • answer questions and help to find the right information,
  • provide a list of services that might be a good fit for their specific mental health and addiction needs and help select the best ones for them,
  • help them connect with the mental health and addiction service(s) that are best for them and make appointments when possible.

THANKS TO OUR ADDITIONAL SPONSORS!

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