Join us for our new breakfast learning series. At each breakfast, we will
explore different topics related to mental health, well-being and giving back.

Our 2019 Morning Meeting series has concluded.
We will be announcing the topics for our 2020 Morning
Meeting Series in January.

Upcoming Dates:

Tuesday, March 10, 2020
Tuesday, June 16, 2020
Tuesday, November 10, 2020

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.