Bell's Let's Talk Initiative Makes a Major Donation to the Fondation Cite? de la Sante?

Laval , Monday, April 2, 2012

LAVAL, April 2, 2012 – At the Gala de la Santé, with a number of dignitaries in attendance, Bell announced a $200,000 donation to the Fondation Cité de la Santé. The donation is a contribution going towards their major fundraising campaign.

The full amount of the donation will be invested in the mental health department at the Centre de santé et de services sociaux de Laval.

As part of the Bell Let’s Talk Initiative, Bell will donate $200,000 over four years to the Fondation Cité de la Santé to support the development of mental health care and services for the Laval area program to prevent and treat anxiety among children and adolescents.

“We are delighted with Bell’s support for the cause of mental health,” said François Gagnon, interim chair of the board of directors of the Fondation Cité de la Santé. “Bell’s commitment will have a positive impact not only on the care offered, but also on the quality of life of younger patients suffering from anxiety.”

“Anxiety disorders are a growing problem among Québec youth, and too often they go undetected,” said Martine Turcotte, Bell’s Vice-Chair, Québec. “Bell is delighted to support the Fondation de la Cité de la Santé to get a project off the ground that will help young Laval citizens and their parents understand the sources of anxiety, put in place coping strategies to better prevent stressful situations and prepare to face such situations.”

About Fondation Cité de la Santé
Founded in 1980, the Fondation Cité de la Santé’s mission is to improve the quality of care and services available to patients at the Hôpital de la Cité-de-la-Santé and the Centre de santé et de services sociaux de Laval. Through the acquisition of high-tech medical equipment, the Fondation Cité de la Santé strives to improve the quality of care and services available to patients at the Hôpital de la Cité-de-la-Santé and the Centre de santé et de services sociaux de Laval. It also strives to encourage learning in the field of health, support research into general and specialized care and make a major contribution to the improvement of patients’ quality of life.

About the Bell Let’s Talk Initiative
Bell’s national mental health initiative Let’s Talk is a five-year $50-million charitable program based on four priorities for intervention: fighting stigmatization, access to care, research and best practices in the workplace. To learn more, visit Bell.ca/LetsTalk.

About Bell
Headquartered in Montréal, Bell is Canada’s largest communications company, providing consumers and business with solutions to all their communication needs: Bell Mobility wireless, high-speed Bell Internet, Bell Satellite TV and Bell Fibe TV, Bell Home Phone local and long distance, and Bell Business Markets IP-broadband and information and communications technology (ICT) services. Bell Media is Canada’s premier multimedia company with leading assets in television, radio and digital media, including CTV, Canada’s #1 television network, and the country’s most-watched specialty channels.

Bell is wholly owned by BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE). For Bell product and service information, please visit Bell.ca. For information about BCE, please visit BCE.ca.

Information:

Hugo Tellier
Fondation Cité de la Santé, Senior Public Relations Coordinator
450 975-5396
htellier.csssl@ssss.gouv.qc.ca

Marie-Ève Francœur
Bell, Media Relations
514 391-5263
marie-eve.francoeur@bell.ca
@Bell_News