Tour de Bleu 2024 Rider Registration

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Tour de Bleu 2024

Accelerate Access to Youth Mental Health & Wellness

Support William Osler Health System

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  • The Tour has made an incredible impact!

    Last year, Tour de Bleu raised a record-breaking $5.65 million for William Osler Health System Foundation in support of specialized mental health care to benefit youth in our community.

    With thanks to generous support from Tour de Bleu’s sponsors, riders, supporters and the Peter Gilgan Foundation, within three months of the 2023 Tour de Bleu ride, William Osler Health System was able to launch Peel Region's first Adolescent Intensive Day Program (AID Program) for youth struggling with self-harm and suicidal thoughts. Thank you!

    There is still much more to do, and we need your help! Help us build a brighter future for youth, close to home.

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  • The Need

    A Brighter Future for Youth, Close to Home

    For William Osler Health System (Osler), the COVID-19 pandemic amplified what was already a growing problem—youth struggling with their mental health and inadequate access to care. Before the pandemic, Osler experienced more emergency mental health visits than any other hospital in Ontario, and now, we continue to see upwards of 3,000 annual visits from youth requiring mental health support.

    Prolonged social isolation, school closures and pandemic-related family stress contributed to the surge of youth facing mental health struggles. With over 28,000 youth in Ontario currently waitlisted to receive care, it’s undeniably important that we build the capacity to provide specialized treatment to youth struggling in our region—before they reach a point of crisis.

    Now is our time to positively impact the lives of youth in our community. Your support will help us increase the capacity for mental health care as we build Brampton’s new hospital, which will include our region’s first Adolescent Intensive Day (AID) Program for youth struggling with self-harm and suicidal thoughts.

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Youth Mental Health at Osler

  • Osler’s Mental Health and Addictions program is one of the largest in Ontario.

  • Osler experiences the largest number of Emergency Department mental health visits in the GTA.

  • 25% of parents report that their children's mental health worsened during the pandemic.

  • Following the pandemic, there has been an increase in symptom severity in patients and longer wait times for all mental health programs at Osler.

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