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.

867,449,649

Total number of interactions

+$7

million

in Community Fund grants

414

Community Fund grants

$2.54 million in grants

Children & Youth

$646K in grants

Indigenous communities

$1.25 million in grants

Military family support

740,145

Individuals supported with access to mental health care

$93.4 million

donated

to mental health initiatives

1,051,599

crisis and distress

line callers

492,058

children & youth reached

through Bell Let’s Talk programs

212,260

individuals supported

through technology-based mental health programs

4,265

trained staff and volunteers

3,517

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

Sault College Student Services Department - Sault Ste Marie, ON

The Sault College Student Services Department will improve their programming, by bringing a depression and stress reduction group with two additional certified counselors in Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT).

Community fund Ontario 2012

Shooniya Wa-Biitong Training and Employment Centre for the Treaty No. 3 Area - Northern Ontario

The project will bring Treaty 3 mental health awareness training for frontline workers. The nonprofit employment and training center covers an area of 55,000 square miles of Northwestern Ontario and includes 23 First Nations in the Treaty #3 area and 5 urban centres - Kenora, Dryden, Red Lake, Sioux Lookout, and Fort Frances. The project will also include a focus on training teachers to bring mental health awareness and support to youth in the regions.

Community fund Ontario 2012

SupportWorks Incorporated - Calgary, AB

SupportWorks will expand its peer-led support groups for adults in Calgary living with depression, bipolar, anxiety and/or PTSD.

Community fund Prairies 2012

Surrey Memorial Hosp Foundation - Surrey, BC

The Adolescent Day Treatment Program provides service to youth ages 13-18 who are experiencing severe psychiatric difficulties such as Schizophrenia and other illnesses involving psychosis, Major Affective Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder or other severe mental health and/or family difficulties to participate in the Therapeutic Horse Program. Here they can learn about themselves and others in a safe, healthy, unique and experiential way.

Community fund British Columbia 2012

The Ottawa Hospital Foundation - Ottawa, ON

The Ottawa Hospital Foundation will bring a pilot perinatal program focused on young-women with the goal to improve adolescent mothers' access to mental health care. It is the only program of its kind in Canada.

Community fund Ontario 2012

Victim Services of Grey, Bruce & Owen Sound - Owen Sound

The grant will support suicide prevention and education to community members. There is a huge need for a grief after suicide support in the Bruce and Grey County areas. Through this project, they will start 2 types of support groups - 1 for adults and 1 for teens in each of Bruce and Grey Counties.

Community fund Ontario 2012

Wabano Centre of Aboriginal Health - Ottawa

Located in one of Ottawa, the Wabano Centre provides non-residential mental health services to close to 1,000 clients annually. They will expand their youth mental health program bringing much needed access to programming in this community.

Community fund Ontario 2012

Waterloo Regional Suicide Prevention Council - Waterloo

The Waterloo Regional Suicide Prevention Council will provide suicide prevention training for family physicians in Waterloo region. 200 physicians will be trained which will expand this important community service in the Waterloo region.

Community fund Ontario 2012