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.

1,491,774,955

Total number of interactions

$129,588,747.75

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

5,556,332

Canadians with access to mental health services

$15 million

in Community Fund grants

2,427,991

crisis and distress

line users

2,159,817

children & youth reached

909,000

Canadians supported

through technology-based mental health programs

1,469,600

trained staff and volunteers

22,824

military families helped

through the Bell True Patriot Love Fund

78%

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

since Bell Let’s Talk began

* Infographics representative of 2010-2022

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

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

La Croisée des sentiers - Asbestos, QC

The project will allow people living in this remote region to experience a socio-professional integration experience either with work, volunteering, or school. Most of the partners needed to implement the project are in place (CSSS des Sources, Des Sommerts School Commission, Emploi Québec, Human Resources and Skills Development Canada, and a local job placement agency) but funding is needed to hire a staff resource to put all the components into place and to manage the project and participants.

Community Fund Québec 2011

La Fondation de l'Hôpital général juif - Montréal, QC

Follow up program for children who have been hospitalized in the psychiatry department for 6-12 months to maintain progress in their recovery.

Community Fund Québec 2011

La Fondation Pierre-Janet - Gatineau, QC

Funding would help young adults that have not had a chance to pursue a career because of mental health obstacles and treatment to obtain a bursary and go back to school to acquire the knowledge and skills to become productive and active citizens. The project would also contribute to reducing the stigma around people with a mental health problem. Individual education bursaries would vary depending on individual needs assessments.

Community Fund Québec 2011

La Fondation Robert-Giffard - Québec City, QC

The project aims to avoid relapses to emergency services and/or to reduce the stay in a hospital for people suffering from psychotic problems when they experience a mental relapse. The team provides specialised home care treament in the clients' everyday surroundings so that they feel safe and are more empowered to recover in their own surroundings/normal environment. This project will also help reduce health care costs and reduce stigma.

Community Fund Québec 2011

La Fondation Suicide Action Montréal - Montréal, QC

The project consists of three main components: 1) the production of suicide prevention and dependency awareness video capsules; 2) crisis intervention using new technologies, and 3) on-line counsellor training sessions. SAM would use the Bell grant for the video capsules component. The capsules would be integrated on the web site as well as on partner sites and would cover topics related to suicide prevention and messages of hope used for suicide prevention.

Community Fund Québec 2011

La Société québécoise de la schizophrénie - Montréal, QC

Their new web site was launched in January 2011 and they want to enhance it by digitising their documentation library and including it on the site, posting monthly conferences on the video zone section, and offering an exchange forum for people living with schizophrenia and their family members.

Community Fund Québec 2011

Le Centre de prévention du suicide de Québec - Québec City, QC

The project is to train a network of 'Sentinelles' in the region of Québec and Chaudière-Appalaches. 'Sentinelles' are adult volunteers trained to detect psychological distress and to be knowledgeable about suicide prevention in order to help people in their immediate surroundings and to orient them to the appropriate resources.

Community Fund Québec 2011

Le Centre de santé et de services sociaux de la Vallée-de-l'Or - Abitibi-Témiscamingue, QC

Offer a new music workshop as Art therapy to help individuals suffering with a mental health problem. The project aims to integrate social participation by establishing a common link between participants, the community and musical activity.

Community Fund Québec 2011

Le Pavois de Ste-Foy - Québec City, QC

Project is to hire a mental health counsellor to work with members at the Pavois to help other patients in their recovery while drawing from their own life experiences. The counsellor would work 3 days/week and accompany other patients that are undergoing treatment and counselling.

Community Fund Québec 2011

Le Trait d'Union Montérégien - Saint-Hyacinthe, QC

Volunteer recruitment event for organisation's 20th anniversary. The project hopes to reduce the number of people on a waiting list from 48 to a maximum of 15 people, double the number of volunteers and reach 3000 people via conferences and recruitment activities.

Community Fund Québec 2011

Le Traversier, Centre de jour et d'entraide en santé mentale - Trois-Rivières, QC

The project will offer people that hear voices the possibility to participate, on a weekly basis, in a training and support group called 'Living well with my voices'. It's a project that was started in 2007 by the Pavois in Quebec City in collabration with PECH and the University of Laval.

Community Fund Québec 2011

Les Impatients - Granby, QC

The project consists of expanding the Art therapy workshops to Granby (Estrie region) in collaboration with other partners including Suivi intensif dans le milieu (SIM), Val-des-Cerfs School Commission, and the Granby Hospital. The program has seen a lot of success by being able to integrate people with a mental health problem into society and create social economic and cultural links in addition to contributing to removing the stigma around mental health.

Community Fund Québec 2011

Relief - Montréal, QC

The organization (formerly known as Revivre) 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 Québec 2011