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He DID it! Zach raised over $104,000 for Youth Mental Health!

Thank you to local resident, Angela Baldwin, who generously matched donations made to Zach Makes Tracks between Nov. 15 and Dec. 15 – and donated $10,000! 

On August 13th, 2017, Zach set out on his journey from RVH in Barrie. He had dreamed of running, walking, biking and scootering all the way to Ottawa to raise money for the kids in our community. Zach arrived in Ottawa on Sunday, September 10th, 2017 to a giant crowd of cheering friends. We have many stories to tell you about his journey, including meeting our Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau. Please be patient as we update the website. Visit Zach’s Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages to see pictures and stories of him meeting with youth at their schools, attending events all summer long and visiting Parliament Hill.

Suicide is the second leading cause of death for our youth in Muskoka. 1.2 million Canadian children and youth are affected by mental illness – yet less than one-quarter of them are getting help. Intervention and help during childhood increases the likelihood of success dramatically. Lack of support for mental illness and its tragic consequences, such as suicide, should be one of our biggest concerns TODAY. Let’s get our children the help they NEED.


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Zach Makes Tracks for Youth Mental Health

Today, in Ottawa, our friends will stand beside each other to launch a National Suicide Action plan. Something our country has been without. We are thinking of you and with you in heart, Charlie Angus NDP - NPD, Courtney Taylor, Michele Sparling, and Mi Etcetera 💚👊On Tuesday I will be launching a campaign for a national action plan on suicide prevention. I will be joined by Indigenous leaders, medical organizations and front-line activists.

I am thinking of the youth of Treaty 9 who have been on the front lines of this crisis for too long. What kind of nation watches the death of its young and doesn't respond?

We need to take the crisis of suicide seriously and put resources in place to respond.
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What a great community! Zach has now raised over…

Thank you to everyone who has donated!