Bell Let's Talk Diversity Fund – Les Ballons Intensifs

Montréal, Wednesday, May 25, 2022

During Mental Health Week, we announced new recipients of the Bell Let’s Talk Diversity Fund.

Les Ballons Intensifs shares how they will provide specific training on mental health issues to camp coordinators, counsellors, and young people. The aim is to deconstruct certain prejudices, to better equip them to seek resources when necessary and to develop their resilience when faced with adversity.

“For 13 years, Les Ballons Intensifs (LBI) has been running the LBI Summer Camps program in underprivileged areas of Québec. This program combines sports, cultural activities and community involvement, so that participants can stay healthy in every way and excel both personally and socially. This contribution from Bell Let’s Talk will help LBI offer specific training on mental health issues and their symptoms for the 36 camp coordinators and monitors, as well as for the 250 young people and 125 parents in order to break down certain prejudices, and better equip them to seek out resources when needed and to develop resilience in the face of adversity.” - Ernest Edmond, General Manager, Les Ballons Intensifs

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