Bell Let’s Talk thanks the many organizations across Canada promoting the mental health conversation

Montréal, QC, Thursday, January 21, 2016

Bell Let’s Talk thanks the many organizations across Canada promoting the mental health conversation

  • Media, government, health care providers, educators, sports teams, corporations, competitors and many others are all getting behind the mental health cause
  • Bell Let’s Talk Day January 27 – learn more at

MONTRÉAL, January 21, 2016 – Bell Let’s Talk Day is next Wednesday, January 27, and momentum is building fast thanks to the many Canadian organizations promoting the mental health conversation and the fight against the stigma around mental illness.

“A huge thank you to all the individuals and organizations joining the Bell Let’s Talk team to help get everyone talking about mental health. What better way to fight the stigma than having Canada’s finest brands actively promoting the cause?” said Clara Hughes, national spokesperson for Bell Let’s Talk. “When you send your own messages on Bell Let’s Talk Day, you not only let those who struggle know they have your support, you also drive Bell’s funding of mental health programs all year round at no extra cost to you. Please join us on January 27 and let’s keep moving Canada’s mental health forward!”

Over the past 5 years of Bell Let’s Talk, the list of organizations joining the mental health conversation has continued to grow, including leading Canadian media companies, government organizations of every kind, academic institutions, sports teams, business associations and Bell partners and competitors.

With such tremendous support, the Bell Let’s Talk message is reaching more and more Canadians every year in every corner of the country, through TV, radio, newspaper, out-of-home, digital and cinema advertising, rink boards at major sports arenas, and a broad range of events and online efforts promoting mental health.

Bell Let’s Talk would like to thank the more than 250 Bell community and mental health partners, chambers of commerce, and colleges and universities who are actively promoting Bell Let’s Talk Day along with these outstanding organizations:

  • Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television
  • Acadia Broadcasting
  • AOL Canada
  • Atlantic University Sport
  • Banff World Media Festival
  • BBC
  • Calgary Stampede
  • The Campaign to Change Direction
  • Canada Basketball
  • Canadian Armed Forces
  • Canadian Curling Association
  • Canadian Film Centre
  • Canadian Media Production Association
  • Canadian Olympic Committee
  • Canadian Paralympic Committee
  • Canadian School Counsellor
  • Canadian Soccer Association
  • Captivate
  • Caribbean Carnival Toronto Festival
  • The Chronicle Herald
  • Cinémas Guzzo
  • Cineplex
  • Cogeco
  • Culture Days
  • The Daily Gleaner
  • Dynacare
  • Dynamic Outdoor
  • Facebook
  • Festival d’été de Québec
  • Festival International de Jazz de Montréal
  • Francofolies de Montréal
  • The Guardian (Charlottetown)
  • Give an Hour
  • The Globe and Mail
  • Google
  • Hot Docs
  • Juice Mobile
  • La Presse / Gesca
  • Metro
  • MLSE - Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment
  • Monster Media
  • Montréal Canadiens
  • Montréal en Lumière
  • Montréal en Santé
  • Moods Magazine
  • National Basketball Association Canada
  • National Football League Canada /
  • National Music Centre
  • National Newswatch
  • Native Touch
  • Newad
  • Newcap
  • Ottawa Senators
  • Outfront
  • Pattison Outdoor
  • Postmedia
  • Radio-Canada
  • Raptors 905
  • Rogers Communications
  • Sharkfin Taxi Media
  • Star Touch
  • Tapped Mobile
  • The Telegram
  • The Telegraph-Journal
  • The Times & Transcript
  • Toronto FC
  • Toronto International Film Festival
  • Toronto Maple Leafs
  • Toronto Raptors
  • Toronto Star / Torstar
  • Twitter Canada
  • UB Media
  • Universal Music Canada
  • V Télé
  • Vancouver Whitecaps FC
  • WFC2
  • The Writers Guild of Canada
  • Xpeto
  • Zoom Media

Bell Let’s Talk Day is January 27! On the sixth annual Bell Let’s Talk Day on January 27, Bell will donate 5 cents to Canadian mental health programs for every text message, wireless and long distance call made by Bell customers, every tweet using #BellLetsTalk, and every Facebook share of the Bell Let’s Talk Day image at

More than 122 million messages of support were sent on Bell Let’s Talk Day 2015. After the first 5 Bell Let’s Talk Days, Bell has committed a total of $73,623,413.80 to support mental health initiatives across the country.

Bell’s donations are made at no extra charge to Bell Let’s Talk Day participants, though normal long distance or text charges, if any, apply.

To learn more about the Bell Let’s Talk campaign, and to download the Bell Let’s Talk toolkit to help get the conversation started, please visit

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