Step forward for youth mental health
RBC Race for the Kids, Toronto helps change — and save — the lives of young people affected by mental illness and addiction. With multiple distances, this virtual run/walk for charity raises funds for the Family Navigation Project at Sunnybrook. Funded entirely by donations, this innovative program guides youth and their families to the specialized mental health services they need.
Since 2013, RBC Race for the Kids, Toronto has rallied over 55,000 participants and raised over $14 million in support of the Family Navigation Project at Sunnybrook, helping thousands of young people who are struggling.
OUR COLLECTIVE IMPACT
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Why We Run
Did you know as many as 1.2 million young Canadians struggle with mental health, yet only 1 in 5 get the care they need. With your help Sunnybrook's Family Navigation Project aims to change this statistic.
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.
AS MANY AS
YOUNG CANADIANS STRUGGLE WITH MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES SUCH AS ANXIETY DISORDER, BIPOLAR DISORDER, DEPRESSION AND ADDICTION.
1 IN 5
YOUTH RECEIVE THE MENTAL HEALTH CARE THEY NEED.
OF ONTARIO FAMILIES ARE CARING FOR AT LEAST ONE YOUTH WITH MENTAL ILLNESS AND/OR ADDICTION.
The RBC Race for the Kids, Toronto Industry Challenge brings together business leaders in key industries to raise funds in support of youth mental health. For the past four years, the Challenge has helped Sunnybrook's Family Navigation Project, the first-of-its-kind and the largest navigation program in Canada, provide access to the mental health care system for youth and their families.
The 2020 Industry Challenge features three different industries: Law, Accounting and Consulting, and Real Estate. The Industry Challenge is an opportunity for you to demonstrate your commitment to helping youth who are struggling with mental health. Together we can improve access to treatment so no family is forced to struggle alone!
Sunnybrook's Family Navigation Project is 100% donor funded, so it depends on caring people like you to fundraise knowing your efforts will have a life-changing impact on youth suffering with mental illness and addiction.
By volunteering to collect donations through RBC Race for the Kids, you’re joining a community working together to help youth reach their potential.