647-329-3024 [email protected]

      Tune into our virtual sessions until we can return to large gatherings.

      Ontario Health Teams: What does it mean for our kids and the mental health system?

      Tuesday, April 14, 2020 – Cancelled

      We are living in an unprecedented and uncertain time with the continued evolution of the COVID-19 pandemic. In keeping with Canadian Public Health recommendations, we will be postponing this event indefinitely. We are monitoring the situation closely and will continue to update the status of our events as more information becomes available. Thank you for your patience and support during this challenging time.

      7:00 – 7:30 AM | Breakfast
      7:30 – 8:30 AM | Panel Discussion

      Join us as we speak to a panel of experts about the Ontario Health Team in East Toronto, which is known as the East Toronto Health Partners. One of the first health teams announced in the province, leaders in East Toronto Health Partners will talk about their hopes and aspirations, the work done to-date and their plans to deliver on a new and improved health care system. We will discuss what this means for children, youth and families and their ability to access mental health care.


      Deb Shime
      Change Consultant, Capitalize for Kids


      Anne Babcock
      President & CEO, Woodgreen

      Sarah Downey
      President & CEO, Michael Garron Hospital/ Toronto East Health Network

      David Willis
      Director, East Metro Youth Services

      2019: A Year in Review

      Wednesday, November 20th, 2019

      7:00 – 7:30 AM | Breakfast
      7:30 – 8:30 AM | Panel Discussion

      2019 has been a record year for Capitalize for Kids. We have experienced unprecedented growth in all areas of our operations. Our donors, supporters, Bay Street Games participants, pro-bono partners and conference attendees have made an incredible impact by empowering us to build capacity among more children’s mental health service providers.

      Join us on November 20th as we share our successes of the year and chat with several of our agency and consulting partners about their experiences working with Capitalize for Kids, and highlight how your support has built capacity in kids’ mental health!


      Suzette Arruda-Santos
      Executive Director, Yorktown Family Services

      Michelle Bashir
      Senior Director, Strategy & Transformation Services, RBC

      Katherine Hay
      President & CEO, Kids Help Phone

      Culturally Based Mental Health Services: Why Do They Matter?

      Tuesday, September 17th, 2019

      7:00 – 7:30 AM | Breakfast
      7:30 – 8:30 AM | Panel Discussion

      Join us as we discuss the importance of providing culturally based mental health services for children and families, and why they matter. What are the barriers preventing marginalized communities from accessing services in Canada and how can we, as donors, more effectively direct our charitable dollars to support them?


      Dr. Fatimah Jackson-Best
      Project Manager, Pathways to Care Project Improving Mental Health & Addictions Care for Black Children & Youth, Black Health Alliance

      Vince Pietropaolo
      General Manager, Family & Mental Health Services, COSTI

      Impact Under the Hood

      Tuesday, July 9th, 2019

      7:00 – 7:30 AM | Breakfast
      7:30 – 8:30 AM | Panel Discussion

      In the second installment of the Capitalize for Kids Morning Meeting Series, we’re going to pop the hood on charitable organizations. We will look at the importance of investing in the unseen opportunities for impact to ensure services operate as effectively as possible and every dollar goes as far as possible for kids and families.


      Sue Wilkinson
      Executive Director of Findhelp Information Services/211 Central

      Debbie Schatia, M.S.W
      President and CEO of Youthdale Treatment Centres

      Deb Shime
      Change Consultant, Capitalize for Kids
      Past: CEO, East Metro Youth Services;
      Senior Vice President, United Way Toronto & York Region

      Smart Philanthropy

      Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019

      7:00 – 7:30 AM | Breakfast
      7:30 – 8:30 AM | Panel Discussion

      For our first event, we’re tackling the subject of smart philanthropy. Learn how to become a smarter charitable investor from our panel of experts. Gain insights on how to better evaluate charitable opportunities and organizations.


      Pedro Barata
      Senior Vice President, Community Impact & Strategy
      United Way Greater Toronto

      Cathy Barr
      VP, Policy, Research & Standards
      Imagine Canada

      Jill Miller
      Portfolio Director
      LEAP Pecaut Centre for Social Impact

      Donate to kids’ mental health and help reduce wait times for youth seeking service providers. 

      Please note that our organization does not directly provide mental health services. To find a Children's Mental Health Centre in Ontario, click here. If you are in a crisis, please call 911 or go to your nearest Emergency Department.