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Kids Help Phone is a Canadian and world leader, known for our expertise in providing vital, innovative counselling services to children and youth in English and French. Since 1989 we have offered children, teens and young adults in Canada a critical lifeline of hope and support through our free, anonymous and confidential service.

Our professional counsellors support the mental health and well-being of young people ages five to 20, in urban, rural, and remote communities, by providing one-on-one counselling, information and resources by phone and online. A community-based national charity, Kids Help Phone receives no core government funding and relies on community and corporate support to keep our essential service available. We're there for the 6.5 million young people in Canada, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

For more information about Kids Help Phone and our fundraising activities, please visit kidshelpphone.ca or contact your nearest Community Office.

As a Founding Sponsor, BMO® Financial Group has been supporting Kids Help Phone since its inception in 1989. BMO is proud to be the title sponsor of the BMO® Boolathon in support of Kids Help Phone, a fun and highly successful fundraising event created by a group of BMO employees in 1991.

In 2011, the event was hosted in more than 50 sites across the country, raising $1.1 million to help fund essential phone and online counselling services for children throughout Canada. For more information about BMO Financial Group, please visit www.bmo.com.

What is the Boolathon?
The BMO Boolathon in support of Kids Help Phone is a family-friendly Halloween-themed fundraising event to support the vital youth counselling services Kids Help Phone provides. It's taking place on Saturday, October 27 and Sunday, October 28 in 50 communities across the country.

Boolers come out with their co-workers, friends and families for a ghoul-ishly good time. The event is one and a half to two hours long and is a great activity for Boolers of all ages and abilities. All participants are encouraged to come in their most creative costumes!

How do participants register?
You can register a team online at boolathon.ca or contact us at info@boolathon.ca. Teams must register before the event to reserve a lane.

How is money raised?
Boolers collect pledges from friends, co-workers and family. Many teams organize fundraising activities before the event to build awareness and allow those who may not be able to participate on event day make a contribution.

When is the Boolathon?
It's taking place on Saturday, October 27 or Sunday, October 28. The event is one and a half to two hours long.

Where is a Boolathon?
There are 50 Boolathons taking place across Canada. Click here to find a location near you.

What should I wear?
All participants are encouraged to come in their most creative costumes!

The concept is simple – if you are unable to attend the event, or your community is not listed, you can host your own workplace or community event in support of Kids Help Phone.

When you request a BOO-IN-A-BOX package, you will receive an event guide, fundraising ideas and information about online registration. Please contact us at info@boolathon.ca or call us at 1-800 268-3062 to request a package filled with ideas on how to make your event a success!