Creating positive change and supporting Canada’s mental health

The impact of each interaction on Bell Let’s Talk Day has been felt across the nation. Thank you to all those who continue to speak up about mental illness. Together, we can all play a role in creating positive change.

The Bell Let’s Talk Community Fund will provide grants in the range of $5,000 to $25,000 to projects that improve access to mental health care, supports and services for people in Canada. In July 2020, Bell Let’s Talk announced a new $5 million Diversity Fund to support the mental health and well-being of members of Black, Indigenous and People of Colour communities across Canada. In January 2021 we launched the new Bell Let’s Talk Post-Secondary Fund to support Canadian colleges and universities in implementing the National Standard of Canada for Mental Health and Well-Being for Post-Secondary Students.

To learn more about all Bell Let’s Talk funding opportunities click here.

Small action. Big impact.

1,327,476,135

Total number of interactions

$121,373,806.75

committed

to mental health initiatives

888

Community Fund grants

$28.6 million in funding

Young Canadians

$3.3 million in funding

Indigenous communities

$2.1 million in funding

Military family support

Bell Let’s Talk has partnered with more than 1,300 organizations who have supported

4,578,467

Canadians with access to mental health services

$15 million

in Community Fund grants

2,421,999

crisis and distress

line users

2,054,216

children & youth reached

891,553

Canadians supported

through technology-based mental health programs

1,464,961

trained staff and volunteers

20,346

military families helped

through the Bell True Patriot Love Fund

82%

of Canadians reported believing attitudes about mental illness have changed for the better

since Bell Let’s Talk began

* Infographics representative of 2010-2021

Find out where the funds go

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Anorexie et boulimie Québec - Montréal, QC

They provide a help and referral line for people suffering from anorexia and bulimia. Their help line hours are from 8:00am to midnight. Bell's funding would enable ABQ to add a new shift to the current schedule from midnight to 3:00am.

Community Fund Québec 2011

BC Schizophrenia Society - Penticton Branch - South Okanagan, BC

This grant will provide a family support, mental health worker to rural communities in Oliver, Osoyoos, Keremeos and Princeton on a monthly basis. Previous access would have been through the Penticton hospital.

Community Fund British Columbia 2011

Bipolar Disorder Society of British Columbia - Greater Victoria, BC

Expansion of the Stigma Stomp program including the development of an interactive website, www.bipolarbabe.com, to target 14 schools reaching a total of 1500 students in 2011/2012. Grades 7-12.

Community Fund British Columbia 2011

BodyWhys Youth Canada - AB, MB, SK and BC

BodyWhys is focused on providing education and awareness to youth on eating disorders and self harm. Lead by world record holder Meaghan Buisson, who has battled an eating disorder herself, the project will provide national online resources including 30 new interactive workshops. Workshops will be provided in a 60:40 rural/urban split. An estimated 7,500 Canadians will be impacted.

Community Fund Prairies 2011

British Columbia Council for Families - BC (Province-wide)

Left2Live Suicide Postvention workshop. Also includes outreach to Aboriginal communities.

Community Fund British Columbia 2011

Calgary Counselling Centre - Calgary, AB

The Calgary Counselling Centre is moving towards becoming THE organization of choice for Calgarians facing depression. This funding is part of the larger overall Centre funding and will be used to support provision of services as well as research.

Community Fund Prairies 2011

Cameray Child and Family Services - Burnaby, BC

Expansion of the current child and youth mental heath conselling program.

Community Fund British Columbia 2011

Canadian Mental Health Association Hastings and Prince Edward Branch - Belleville, ON

CMHA Hastings and Prince Edward County Branch is working with 'The Jack Project' and connecting with the local college to develop mental health First Aid support and to raise awareness and reduce youth suicide. The mission of The Jack Project is to support youth as they transition from late high school into their years of college, university or independent living, helping them to achieve and sustain their optimal mental health. They also will develop an online counselling and support system.

Community Fund Ontario 2011

Columbian Centre Society - Vancouver, BC

Development of a strategic plan to expand affordable supported housing for people with severe and persistent mental illnesses with emphasis on seniors.

Community Fund British Columbia 2011

Community Support Centre Essex County - Windsor-Essex County, ON

Access to care will be increased by providing transportation, mental health services, social dining and home maintenance. All services are aimed at increasing access to home bound and isolated seniors who make up a large percentage of suicide rates and are prone to depression. They are aiming to expand the reach of programming into new geographic territory so they can serve an additional 77,000 community members.

Community Fund Ontario 2011

Crisis Line Association of B.C. - BC (Province-wide)

This project will support the delivery of training, promotions and integrating the Aboriginal-specific data into their Provincial Data Collection Tool. Launching the service will begin as funding is secured. This volunteer-based provincial suicide line is based on international better practice and is the first of its kind in Canada. It is now being replicated in other provinces such as Alberta, Ontario and Manitoba.

Community Fund British Columbia 2011

Eating Disorder Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador - NL (Province-wide)

Project to fund an awareness campaign on early detection and intervention, as well as a community speaker's bureau that will compliment the campaign. The awareness campaign involves the creation, printing, and delivery of an information package that would be delivered to 2300 doctors and dentist's throughout Newfoundland. The goal is to better inform and educate front line health professionals about eating disorders.

Community Fund Atlantic 2011

Expression LaSalle, centre communautaire en santé mentale - Montréal, QC

The project will help individuals who have experienced the trauma of childhood sexual abuse and incest. The project will consist of (1) Assessments (intake interviews) that provide an introduction to the Centre, as well as to help to determine if the specific service is appropriate for a person's needs; (2) Two creative arts therapy (art or drama therapy) groups on the theme of sexual abuse; (3) Ten individual therapy/counselling sessions.

Community Fund Québec 2011

Green Thumb Theatre - BC (Province-wide)

Production of 'People Like Vince', a new theatrical production to fight the stigma of mental illness. This acclaimed theatre company company will travel to 10,000 elementary students in BC.

Community Fund British Columbia 2011

Haliburton Highlands Health Services - Toronto, ON

Will take expressive arts to 30 plus seniors identified as depressed, in two long term care homes in our community. Each senior will receive twenty, one-on-one sessions lasting 1-2 hours. There will also be small activity groups delivered by a trained, Registered Expressive Arts Practitioner. Expressive arts includes: visual art, poetry/storytelling, sculpture, mixed media, fibre & photo art, and movement /music as a means of authentic expression, communication and the realization of potential.

Community Fund Ontario 2011