Date: Saturday, October 24th, 2015
Location: Ottawa Conference and Event Centre
Please join us on Saturday, October 24th, for the 5th annual Kaleidoscope of Hope Gala, one of Ottawa's premier events. It will be held at the Ottawa Conference & Event Centre. The event raises funds for youth mental health and suicide prevention.
Many of our youth suffer from anxiety, depression, and eating disorders; many are bullied. Tragically, the result is often suicide ideation, suicide attempts, or suicide.
Suicide is the second leading cause of death among youth in Ottawa. Canada's youth suicide rate is the fourth highest among OECD countries. One in five youth suffer from a diagnosable mental health disorder, yet only one in three youth are able to access services.
The evening imparts and reinforces an important message to our youth - you are not alone; there is help and treatment. The Kaleidoscope of Hope is committed to making a difference. We have created a special brand in support of the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO), Do It For Daron (DIFD), and the Youth Services Bureau (YSB). We all are working diligently to deliver the messages - Life is worth living. Life can get better.
There is help.
We have raised over $300,000 since the inaugural gala in 2011. We know we're saving lives. The 2015 KOH Gala will continue to support CHEO, DIFD, and YSB by funding three specific programs: the Dialectical Behaviour Therapy Program; the Bridges Program; and the Youth Mental Health Walk-In Clinic.
Help us make a difference in the futures of our youth.