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. Click here for more information.

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. For more information, click here.

Small action. Big impact.

1,168,302,700

Total number of interactions

$108,415,135

committed

to mental health initiatives

775

Community Fund grants

$20.8 million in funding

Children & Youth

$2.7 million in funding

Indigenous communities

$2.1 million in funding

Military family support

Bell Let’s Talk has partnered with more than 1,100 organizations who have supported over

3,806,409

Canadians with access to mental health services

$13 million

in Community Fund grants

2,312,193

crisis and distress

line users

1,739,136

children & youth reached

792,363

Canadians supported

through technology-based mental health programs

1,455,078

trained staff and volunteers

19,376

military families helped

through the Bell True Patriot Love Fund

83%

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

since Bell Let’s Talk began

* Infographics representative of 2010-2020

Red Deer Family Services Bureau - Red Deer, AB

The Red Deer Family Services Bureau will raise awareness of post partum depression among mothers, families and healthcare providers and make much needed resources readily available.

Community Fund Prairies 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

Réseau de Prévention Suicide des Bois-Francs - Plessisville, QC

Creation of a « Sentinelles » network in 30 rural villages out of the 35 rural villages served by this organisation - these Sentinelles will be volunteers in their communities on the lookout for referring people who would have suicidal ideas – referring them to the best local resources to help them seek assistance.

Community Fund Québec 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

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