Kids Help Phone Earns Financial Support from SecurTek Authorized Dealers

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Canada's security monitoring solutions leader announced today on behalf of SecurTek Authorized Dealers a $2,500 community investment in Kids Help Phone, a national crisis support organization that provides 24/7, anonymous counseling to youths 20 and under.

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The Holiday Season can be particularly stressful for children and families facing challenging issues that may surface more readily at a time that is for many of us a period of celebration.

Canada's security monitoring solutions leader announced today on behalf of SecurTek Authorized Dealers a $2,500 community investment in Kids Help Phone, a national crisis support organization that provides 24/7, anonymous counseling to youths 20 and under.

"The Holiday Season can be particularly stressful for children and families facing challenging issues that may surface more readily at a time that is for many of us a period of celebration," notes SecurTek's Director of Dealer Relations, Allan Varjassy. "SecurTek actually makes a donation to a different national charitable organization every year on behalf of our dealer network. We research and evaluate potential recipients to ensure their work is aligned with SecurTek’s focus on keeping homes, businesses and people safe. This year, Kids Help Phone was chosen because of the way it makes a difference."

Kids Help Phone provides phone and web counseling for children facing situations that trigger self-esteem and other questionings for reasons that can include increased anxiety because of bullying, dating, health, violence, abuse or school issues, explains Kids Help Phone Regional Director for Manitoba and Saskatchewan, Cindy Kobayashi:

“The holiday season is not an easy time for a lot of young people in Saskatchewan and across Canada. Thanks to the generous donation of $2,500 from SecurTek Authorized Dealers, Kids Help Phone is there to offer help and hope to young people that reach out to us when they need it most – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.”

By simply being there in time of need, at all hours of day or night to listen, Kids Help Phone counselors provide something that can at times be hard to find close to home: someone to talk to without fear of being judged or reprimanded. Kids Help Phone depends day-to-day on the support of organizations like SecurTek and its dealer partners to continue to be there for Canada's youths.

To learn more about Kids Help Phone and the services it provides, visit: http://www.kidshelpphone.ca

About SecurTek:

SecurTek is a leading provider of monitoring solutions and event related information services through an extensive dealer network and strategic partnerships, for 70,000 customers across Canada. A subsidiary of SaskTel Telecommunications, SecurTek earned the Five Diamond Certification for providing superior monitoring service in the North American security industry, awarded by the US-based Central Station Alarm Association(CSAA). SecurTek monitoring stations are Underwriters' Laboratories of Canada (ULC) certified, meaning SecurTek meets or exceeds the highest industry standards with regards to call overflow, staffing requirements, response procedures, computer systems and backup power systems. SecurTek offer burglary, commercial, fire, environmental, medical, video, access control and residential monitoring services.

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