The Greater Toronto Ride

RDH signatureYou 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 his physical health, but about the struggles Sam was having with his mental health.

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

Sam began counselling sessions weekly and continues to make progress. So much so that he has been able to find a meaningful job through the CMHA 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 he 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 youth’s life like Sam.


See you rain or shine – but that we have put in a call for sunshine!

7 am and onwards: Registration and Breakfast Open

Routes programming:

60k departs 8:30AM; Warm – Up at 8:15am

20 & 5k departs 9:30AMl Warm – up at 9:15am

5k Run & Walk departs 10AM; Warm – up at 9:45am

Lunch to be served 11 – 1:30PM

Entertainment 1st set 11AM, 2nd set 1PM

Ceremony/celebration noon

Location: Upper Canada Mall




5 KM RUN   **NEW


Registration Before May 31st – $45

After May 31st – $55

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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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