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Walk, Run, Hike or Bike

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In support of Youth Mental Health in South Simcoe

Brought to you by the Rotary Club of Alliston

Join us, anytime or multiple times, from July 1 to September 30, 2021 for a virtual WALK, RUN, HIKE or BIKE ride with your friends and family -- even your pets. Raise pledges or make your own donation to support mental health for the youth of South Simcoe.

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has taken its toll on our young people

The lack of socialization from closed schools and canceled sports and other activities has led to loneliness, isolation and despair among our youth

70% of kids as young as 6 are suffering from depression, anxiety or other mental health deterioration

The number of Canadians who have contemplated suicide has tripled since 2019


You can help

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Your participation in Run4Youth, South Simcoe will help New Path in South Simcoe and Youth Haven in Barrie continue their vital outreach and in-person mental health programs for youth.

Sign up now. Set your own route. Gather pledges. Form a small group of fellow travelers. Plan on participating on the day or days in July, August or September that work best for you. All money raised will be directed to support mental health programs for youth in South Simcoe.

Let’s WALK, RUN, HIKE or BIKE for mental health care for the youth of our communities. In these troubled times, they need our support.



Being a teenager or child comes with its own challenges. With the pandemic, new challenges have arisen that dramatically affected youth mental health in troubling ways. But we can come together – virtually – to make a difference for organizations that are making a difference for our youth.

Raise Some Help to Do Some Good

  • Participate on your own, with family or as part of a team with friends or co-workers.
  • Sign up to participate anytime between July 1st and September 30th, 2021
  • Choose to walk, run, hike or bike (while maintaining the local social distancing rules in effect at the time)
  • Gather pledge commitments to expand the impact of your commitment
  • Start sending emails, post on social media and ask friends and family for support
  • Create your own fundraising team by creating your own group.
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Here’s What We’ll Do for You

All participants will get an official wrist band.
First Pickup Date: Gibson Centre Parking Lot, 63 Tupper Street West, Alliston, Saturday, August 7th 2021, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Fundraisers and donors who raise or donate over $200 receive the following:

Wrist Band

Run4Youth Branded T-shirt

Valuable Discount Coupons

from an array of local restaurants and retailers


The Rotary Club of Alliston was originally sponsored by the Rotary Clubs of Beeton and Bradford and was chartered in 1955. Rotary members are people of action that strive to do good in their local communities and around the world.

Among the most important charitable activities identified by the Rotary Club Alliston, based on input from the community, are youth-at-risk and mental health. The Run4Youth campaign addresses both. After more than a year of dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdowns, which have closed schools and isolated our youth from the socialization they so desperately need, many are suffering mental health impacts. Our goal as Rotarians is to help community organizations that can help our troubled youth.

With the help of our community and generous sponsors we supported fundraising campaigns for these local organizations and programs in the past year:

Stevenson Memorial Hospital Foundation Alliston Out of the Cold Sir Frederick Banting Legacy Foundation Gibson Centre for Community, Arts and Culture Frontline Workers at 4 Long-term Care Facilities Residents of 3 Long-term Care Facilities Alliston Lions’ Christmas Hamper Scholarships for students at Banting Memorial High School Sponsored an Interact Club for High School-aged Community Volunteers

The Rotary Club of Alliston also organizes the following community events:

Santa Claus Parade Potato Festival Parade 12th Night Christmas Tree Bonfire


New Path Youth & Family Services of Simcoe County is a registered not-for-profit charitable organization. We are an accredited children’s mental health agency providing a range of innovative and timely services for children, youth and their families. We are the Lead Agency for children’s mental health in Simcoe with the goal of enhancing the experience and outcomes of children, youth and their families seeking assistance with mental health and wellness.

New Path is currently offering call-in, in-person and virtual mental health services for children, youth and their families in Simcoe County. A range of free mental health services are offered by professional counsellors. Families can access a range of free counselling and therapy services by calling or emailing New Path at 705-725-7656 or emailing us at To learn more about New Path Youth and Family Services, to donate, or get involved please visit, follow us on social media Facebook: New Path Youth & Family Services Twitter: @NewPathYFS or sign up for our quarterly TrailSigns Newsletter

Youth Haven began in 1987, when a group of concerned citizens realized there was nowhere in Barrie for a youth experiencing homelessness to go for shelter. They began taking kids into their homes, and quickly realized that the need required a better response.

In 1990, The organization was incorporated and received its charitable status, and opened its first location on Dunlop Street W. The facility housed 6 youth, with almost all the food and other needs met by donations. It then moved to a house on Toronto Street, where Youth Haven has continued to grow to serve more youth and provide more services. 2010 marked another milestone when Youth Haven moved to its current home on Wellington Street East, where it now offers 16 emergency care beds and 5 transitional beds.

Youth Haven provides at-risk youth and youth experiencing homelessness between the ages of 16-24 with the love, support, guidance, programs and life skills needed to foster their sense of well-being and security. As Simcoe County’s only emergency shelter for youth experiencing homelessness, Youth Haven also provides outreach services and programs to at-risk youth in Barrie, Orillia, Midland, southern Georgian Bay and south Simcoe. Over 400 youth received services from Youth Haven in 2019.


Flato Developments, Title Sponsor

Flato Developments is an Ontario-based community builder of prestige residential homes and multi-unit developments. Flato believes that building communities is more than just building homes. That is why it strives to create dynamic and vibrant neighbourhoods while giving back to the communities it serves.

Since its founding in 2005, Flato has been committed to supporting charities and causes in places where it builds and operates. From giving to local hospitals and clinics to promoting arts and culture, it is dedicated to positive change in its communities. Flato is a proud supporter of the Stevenson Memorial Hospital in New Tecumseth, having pledged $50,000 towards its Transforming Stevenson campaign.