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. 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

1,208,040

Individuals supported with access to mental health care

$93.4 million

donated

to mental health initiatives

1,399,890

crisis and distress

line callers

499,310

children & youth reached

through Bell Let’s Talk programs

334,390

individuals supported

through technology-based mental health programs

851,050

trained staff and volunteers

8,410

military families helped

through the Bell True Patriot Fund

87%

of Canadians reported that they are more aware of mental health issues

since Bell Let’s Talk began

* Infographics representative of 2011-2018

Providence Care - Kingston, ON

The Bell grant will enable the VOCEC/Community Connections Recovery Program to engage professional artists to provide workshops to 45 community-based MH consumers (therapeutic) who in turn will present in a 10-day public arts festival in support of anti-stigma awareness.

Community fund Ontario 2012

Queen's University

Bell Canada and Queen's University announced a world-first: the creation the Chair of Mental Health and Anti Stigma Research to better understand the causes of stigma and how best to eradicate it.

Major gifts Ontario 2012

Regional Eating Disorder Program at the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario - Eastern Ontario / Western Québec

Bell's grant supports this organization's unique work in providing Psychoeducational training for parents with children on the wait list for formal evaluation.

Community fund Ontario 2012

Ryerson University Clinical Psychology Training Clinic / St. Michael's Hospital Family Health Team Hospital or Medical Clinic - Toronto, ON

This project will enhance access to mental health services for marginalized populations in Toronto. 12-14 Clinical Psychology Master's and PhD students will conduct psychological assessments, individual and group psychotherapy to patients of the Family Health Teams for free.

Community fund Ontario 2012

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

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