Only one-third of those who need mental health-related services in Canada will receive treatment, often due to the stigma associated with mental illness or because they simply do not have access to programs in their community.
Bell supports a variety of organizations including grassroots agencies, local hospitals, and universities to help provide Canadians with support services when and where they need it. Bell is proud to support and partner with leading health care institutions across the country including:
$1 million to the Royal Ottawa Hospital Foundation to expand its Telepsychiatry Program benefiting rural, northern, and remote communities
$1 million to La Fondation de l’Institut universitaire en santé mentale de Montréal to support innovative research and a new mental health biobank
$10 million to CAMH Foundation (the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health) to take the world-leading institution past its landmark $100 million fundraising goal
$300,000 to the Fondation Hôpital Charles-Lemoyne for its adolescent psychiatric unit
$250,000 to the Streetohome Foundation to provide support to homeless or at-risk youth living with mental health issues and addictions in BC
Donation of $1 million to the Institut universitaire en santé mentale de Québec in support of ground-breaking research to detect early signs of mental illness in youth from families with a history of mental illness
A $150,000 donation from Bell Let's Talk will see the Canadian Red Cross incorporate mental health programming into its standard first aid training
Our $1-million Bell Let’s Talk Community Fund was launched in 2011 with a focus on improving access to care in local communities. More than 250 grants to organizations supporting mental health in Canada were awarded from 2011 to 2015. Grant recipients for each of these years can be found here.