Growing the global conversation 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. Let’s keep the conversation going and work together to create a stigma-free Canada.

The 2018 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.

The 2018 Community Fund application window is now open and runs until March 31, 2018. Click here for more information.

Small action. Big impact.


Total number of interactions



in Community Fund grants


Community Fund grants

$2.54 million in grants

Children & Youth

$646K in grants

Indigenous communities

$1.25 million in grants

Military family support


Individuals supported with access to mental health care

$93.4 million


to mental health initiatives


crisis and distress

line callers


children & youth reached

through Bell Let’s Talk programs


individuals supported

through technology-based mental health programs


trained staff and volunteers


military families helped

through the Bell True Patriot Fund

4 out of 5

Canadians reported that they are more aware of mental health issues

since Bell Let’s Talk began

* Infographics representative of 2011-2018

Oak Park Neighborhood Centre - Oakville, ON

They will add a monthly parent support group and additional weekly one on one support. 'Fun Friends' program for children to better handle anxiety, fear and depression. Teaches practical, useful strategies for coping with stress, anxiety, worry, fear to build emotional resilience and self-esteem.

Community fund Ontario 2011

Revivre - Montréal, QC

They will hire a web master/social network expert to improve access to information and encourage discussion via the internet. The web site is made up of a help line with information and referral section and an open discussion forum that needs to be further developed and maintained. The project will greatly contribute to reducing stigma as well as breaking the silence and isolation of people suffering with anxiety disorders, depression, and bipolar mental health problems.

Community fund Quebec 2011

Royal Ottawa Hospital Foundation

$1 million to the Royal Ottawa Hospital Foundation to expand its Telepsychiatry Program benefiting rural, northern, and remote communities.

Major gifts Ontario 2011

Schizophrenia Society of Alberta - AB (Province-wide)

Funding will be used to create provincial standardization of core programming. This includes development of program evaluation tools, methods of recording data, training materials and promotional materials and will increase the capacity to serve those dealing with Schizophrenia and their families.

Community fund Prairies 2011

SKETCH Working Arts for Street Involved and Homeless Youth - Toronto, ON

This program aims to address youth mental health issues through a formalized system of counselling and referrals. New counselling component will focus on resource awareness and referrals to immediate care. Project will involve arts-based activities designed to help youth realize self-potential, build life skills, leadership skills, resiliency and self-esteem while reducing stigma of mental illness. 275 youth with mental health issues over a one-year period will have been involved in creative art.

Community fund Ontario 2011

Streetohome Foundation

$250,000 to the Streetohome Foundation to provide support to homeless or at-risk youth living with mental health issues and addictions in BC.

Major gifts British Columbia 2011

The Boys and Girls Club of York Region - a program of Social Enterprise for Canada - Newmarket, ON

The goal of this project is to provide an Expressive Arts program to youth. The target youth for this project are isolated from participation in extra curricular activities due to the lack of existing social infrastructure within the community. The goal of this project is to provide opportunities for these youth to participate in activiities that will provide an outlet for the stresses related to settlement, immigration and poverty.

Community fund Ontario 2011

The Kettle Friendship Society - Vancouver, BC

Working with our partner Common Threads Co-operative, The Kettle will train primarily women (self selected) in both elementary and advanced industrial sewing skills. These skills will give mental health consumers access to paid employment, either through the Co-operative or in the marketplace. These jobs will lead to increased self-esteem, health benefits due to extra income and added respect from the larger community as they see the success of the women and the products they produce.

Community fund British Columbia 2011