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CTV Morning Live, My FM, Unique FM: Move for Youth benefitting kids at a critical time 


National Bank, United Way East Ontario, and Centraide Outaouais are encouraging residents to get active while raising awareness and support for the most vulnerable kids in our communities though this year’s Move for Youth activity challenge.  

The mental health crisis continues across our region, and it’s been especially hard on kids. Just last year, Ottawa Public Health released data which showed 44 per cent – nearly half – of students in Ottawa reported fair or poor mental health. This is more than twice as many students compared to 2019.  

Trisha Islam, Director, All That Kids Can Be talked about these issues on CTV Morning Live and explained how challenges like Move for Youth help rally our communities around the cause. She also spoke about it with Patricia Boal on 580 CFRA. 

Trisha then talked about Move for Youth with Rick Stow at That interview ended up being shared on My FM in Renfrew as well. 

Our Regional Director for Prescott-Russell, Audray Lizotte, also had a conversation with Michel Picard at Unique FM about kids’ mental health in our Francophone communities and the benefits of getting active and participating in Move for Youth. For more on how United Way is helping local kids in need, you can also check out this Unique FM interview with Director of Regional Affairs Agata Michalska.

This year’s Move for Youth challenge goes until May 15. We’ve nearly reached our goal of 1,000 participants; we’re working toward our step goal of 100 million and we’ve raised $100,000 and counting for programs that benefit local youth.

Join the cause! Find more details and register at




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