The Greater Toronto Ride

You don’t even know them, yet you changed their life… boosted them up and guided them in a bright direction at the key moment when they may have lost their way… lost all hope.

‘Sam’ is a youth from Richmond Hill who one day stepped onto the MOBYSS Youth Mobile Mental Health Clinic. Sam hadn’t had a proper medical check up in years and reached out for help.

Sam began to open up to the nurse practitioner, but not about physical health, about the struggles Sam was having with their mental health.

Sam wrestled with the stigma that is associated with mental illness. They had anxiety. They felt they did not fit in and it seemed they had nowhere to turn. Sam was thinking of taking their own life.  After building trust with Sam and then talking for hours, Sam felt listened to and developed a plan of self – care, one that met their needs and gave them a glimmer of hope.

Sam began counselling sessions weekly and continues to make progress. So much so that they have been able to find a meaningful job through the CHMA employment program.

Because of the wide range of services we provide – and as a result of people like you who care about the community and take the time and energy it requires to give back – Sam got the help they needed.

On behalf of this youth who now has a future to build on we say THANK YOU!

Each MOBYSS visit costs $250.  We need your support to continue to provide mental health support to so many struggling youth.  Did you know that 75% of all adults report the onset of their mental illness in adolescence?  Each $250 raised could potentially make the difference in saving a youths life like Sam.


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It’s that time of year again – to start rounding up friends and family, creating teams, and registering for the 5th annual GTA Ride Don’t Hide! This year, our goals are bigger because we know that we have you there to support us. We’re looking for 750 riders who can work towards helping us reach $200,000 for mental health initiatives in your community! Think you have what it takes? (hint: everyone has what it takes!) Register between now and May 31st for our early bird pricing of $45. After May 31st, it goes up to $55.

Where does all the donation money go?

Ride Don’t Hide raises awareness and funds that make a significant impact in our community!

  • MOBYSS –  Mobile York South Simcoe (pronounced mo-bies) is Ontario’s first mobile health clinic for youth ages 12 to 25. MOBYSS travels to where youth are in York Region & South Simcoe! You can learn more about the bus at
  • Housing Support – to assist even more people in the Toronto area with safe, affordable living, offering them independence and increased opportunity to work.
  • Grants – to provide further educational and entrepreneurial bursaries to individuals on the path of recovery in Toronto.
  • Holiday Gift Program – to provide up to 6000 individuals in Toronto who feel isolated during the holidays with gifts, companionship and hope.

For more information and event sponsorship please contact:

     Heather Croft, Director of Philanthropy

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Raised $14087
Goal $150000

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