One week until Bell Let’s Talk Day

Montréal , Wednesday, January 23, 2019

One week until Bell Let’s Talk Day: Our thanks to organizations across Canada for highlighting the world’s biggest conversation about mental health

MONTRÉAL, January 23, 2019 – As we count down to Bell Let’s Talk Day next Wednesday January 30, we thank the hundreds of organizations across Canada that are generously providing their support to get the word out about what will be the biggest conversation about mental health in the world.

“Everyone’s engagement in mental health is crucial to making progress, and we can all join the conversation on Bell Let’s Talk Day by sending messages of support to fight the stigma, call for action and directly drive Bell’s funding for mental health programs. We’re grateful to these leading organizations for encouraging everyone to get engaged in the mental health cause and make sure our voices are heard on what promises to be the biggest Bell Let’s Talk Day ever,” said Mary Deacon, Chair of Bell Let’s Talk.

The list of organizations involved in promoting mental health and the Bell Let’s Talk Day campaign keeps growing every year. More than 200 Canadian universities and colleges are holding campus and athletic events this year to promote mental health programs. Other institutions and organizations nationwide – including content creators and media organizations, festivals, social media platforms, government and military, unions, sports teams and athletic organizations, associations, corporations and competitors – are all lending their voices and platforms to the cause.

Bell Let’s Talk offers sincere appreciation to all these organizations for their support:

8tracks
Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television
Acadia Broadcasting
Accessible Media
AccuRadio
ASEQ/Student Care
The Association des collèges privés du Québec
Atedra
Atlantic University Sport
Banff World Media Festival
Bell Media
Belleville Senators
Brampton Beast
Branded Cities
Brockville Braves
Cablevision
Calgary Stampede
Canada Basketball
Canada West
Canadian Armed Forces
Canadian Association of College & University Student Services
Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association
Canadian Film Centre
Canadian Media Production Association
Canadian Olympic Committee
Canadian Paralympic Committee
Canadian School Counsellor
Canada Soccer
Capitales Médias
Captivate
Cavendish Beach Music Festival
CBC / Radio-Canada
Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montréal
Cineplex
Colleges and Institutes Canada
Culture Days
Curium Magazine
Dauphin Countryfest
DAX Digital Audio Exchange
DHX Television
DreamHack Canada
Dynacare
Enthusiast Gaming
evenko
Facebook
The Fédération des cégeps
Festival d’été de Québec
Francos de Montréal
The Fredericton Daily Gleaner
Fugues
The Halifax-Chronicle Herald
Global
The Globe and Mail
Google
Government of Canada
The Charlottetown Guardian
Hamilton Bulldogs
Hot Docs
iHeartRadio
IMAGI
Impax Media
Impérial Bell
Indigo
Instagram
Intuit Canada ULC
Jeffrey Latimer Entertainment
Juice Mobile
Junior Chamber of Commerce of Montréal
Just for Laughs
Kingston Frontenacs
Kitchener Rangers
Lan ETS
Le Massif
La Presse
Laval Rocket
lg2
LinkedIn
MLSE - Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment
Major League Soccer
Media City
Media Experts
Metro / StarMetro
Mississauga Steelheads
Mobile Syrup
The Moncton Times & Transcript
Monster Media
Montréal Canadiens
Montréal Council on Foreign Relations
Montréal en Lumière
Montréal en Santé
Montréal Museum of Fine Arts
National Music Centre
National Newswatch
National Soccer Coaching Conference
Native Touch
NBA Canada
Neo-Traffic
Newad
Newcap
NFL Canada
Niagara Ice Dogs
North Bay Battalion
North Forge
OATH
OFX Media
Ontario University Athletics
Ordre des Psychologues du Québec
Oshawa Generals
Osheaga
Ottawa Senators
Outfront
Pattison OneStop
Pattison Outdoor
Peeks Toronto Caribbean Carnival
Pelmorex
Penguin Random House Canada
Peterborough Petes
Postmedia
Raptors 905
Rogers
The Rossy Foundation
Rouge Media
Royal Canadian Mounted Police
RYU Apparel
The Saint John Telegraph Journal
Snapchat
SOCIETY @ M.E.
Soo Greyhounds
Spotify
Sudbury Wolves
Taxi Media
TELUS
The Telegram
Timmins Rock
Toronto Argonauts Football Club
Toronto FC
Toronto International Film Festival
Toronto Maple Leafs
Toronto Raptors
Toronto Rock
True Patriot Love Foundation
TuneIn
Twitter Canada
UB Media
UNIFOR
Universal Music Canada
Universities Canada
V Télé
Vancouver Whitecaps FC
Winnipeg Blue Bombers
Winnipeg Free Press
Winnipeg Jets
The Writers Guild of Canada
Xpeto
Zoom Media

Join in on Bell Let’s Talk Day
Everyone is invited to join the conversation on Bell Let’s Talk Day by sending messages of support across multiple platforms to drive both awareness and action in mental health. Bell will donate 5 cents to Canadian mental health programs for each of the following interactions on January 30, at no extra cost to participants beyond what they would normally pay their service provider for online or phone access:

  • Talk: Every mobile and every long distance call made by Bell wireless and phone customers
  • Text: Every text message sent by Bell wireless customers
  • Twitter: Every tweet and retweet using #BellLetsTalk, featuring the special Bell Let’s Talk emoji, and Bell Let’s Talk Day video view at Twitter.com/Bell_LetsTalk
  • Facebook: Every view of the Bell Let’s Talk Day video at Facebook.com/BellLetsTalk and use of the Bell Let’s Talk frame
  • Instagram: Every Bell Let’s Talk Day video view at Instagram.com/bell_letstalk
  • Snapchat: Every use of the Bell Let’s Talk filter and video view

Total Bell Let’s Talk Day interactions since the first event in 2011 stand at 867,449,649 and are expected to exceed an all-time total of 1 billion on January 30. Bell’s funding commitment for mental health, including the company’s donations based on Bell Let’s Talk Day engagement plus its original $50-million donation to launch the initiative, is now $93,423,628.80 and expected to surpass a total of $100 million on January 30.

About Bell Let’s Talk
The Bell Let’s Talk mental health initiative is focused on 4 key action pillars: Anti-stigma, Care and Access, Research and Workplace Leadership. Since its launch in September 2010, Bell Let’s Talk has partnered with more than 900 organizations providing mental health services throughout Canada, including major donations to hospitals, universities and other care and research organizations. To learn more, please visit Bell.ca/LetsTalk.

Media inquiries:

Jacqueline Michelis
613-785-1427
Jacqueline.michelis@bell.ca
@Bell_LetsTalk
@Bell_News