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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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

Wilfrid Laurier University - Waterloo

Wilfrid Laurier University will introduce an expanded 5 step mental health project to students to support their mental health as they study and learn. Some of the project elements include a train the trainer program and Mental Health First Aid so that teachers, support staff and students can work together in supporting the needs of their community. The program will also offer students the opportunity to learn more about the stigma around mental illness and to promote awareness.

Community Fund Ontario 2012

Windsor Regional Hospital Foundation - Windsor

As part of the overall rehabilitative focus of the Specialized Inpatient Mental Health Program, both a music therapy and horticulture therapy program will be welcome additions at the newly renovated Windsor Regional Hospital's mental health facilities. For specific populations, such as geriatrics and/or dual diagnosis, music therapy will aide in increasing coordination, use of right brain/left brain, and range of motion.

Community Fund Ontario 2012