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

Nanaimo Family Life Association - Nanaimo, BC

The Grey Matters program will to continue to offer seniors training in communication and peer counselling. The trained seniors will then mentor and counsel other seniors ages 55 to 100. One of the key benefits for those who enjoy the program is that whether their mental health challenges are self-identified or they are referred by their doctors. All clients have a welcoming, non-shaming place to access free, quality ongoing support to increase their quality of life through capacity building.

Community fund British Columbia 2012

National Eating Disorder Information Centre (NEDIC) - National

This grant will allow the expansion of NEDICs Helpline and Outreach program to ensure equal access across the country to their national toll-free Helpline. Service will be expanded to include 5 evenings a week from 5-9pm.

Community fund Ontario 2012

Ontario Shores Foundation

A gift of $150,000 supported the expansion of youth and adolescent care. The Bell Canada Youth Mental Health Clinic at Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences (Ontario Shores) opened in 2012 and provides outreach services to adolescents in need of specialized treatment.

Major gifts Ontario 2012

Pacific Post Partum Support Society - BC (Province-wide)

The Pacific Post Partum Support Society will extend its services for women in underserved communities with mental health related aid during and after the birth or adoption of a child. These services include increased and enhanced telephone support, pilot telephone support accessibility outside the Lower Mainland and additional facilitated groups for new mothers.

Community fund British Columbia 2012

Parents et amis du bien-être mental du sud-ouest de Montréal - Verdun, QC

The Bell fund will support this organization's important work by adding new services and workshops to address the needs of youth with anxiety disorders living in foster homes or group homes.

Community fund Quebec 2012

Potluck Café Society - BC (Province-wide)

The Potluck Café Society will continue to transform lives by creating jobs and providing healthy food for people living in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside (DTES). As a social enterprise and registered charity, Potluck Café Society operates Potluck Café & Catering to support neighborhood residents with barriers to traditional employment, including many living with mental health challenges, while earning revenue to support its community programs.

Community fund British Columbia 2012

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