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.

1,327,476,135

Total number of interactions

$121,373,806.75

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

4,422,134

Canadians with access to mental health services

$13 million

in Community Fund grants

2,354,193

crisis and distress

line users

1,897,883

children & youth reached

804,105

Canadians supported

through technology-based mental health programs

1,461,211

trained staff and volunteers

20,346

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 2010-2021

AMI-Québec Action on Mental Illness - Montreal, QC

AMI-Québec will expand their counseling, education and support services with telehelp workshops for caregivers and mental health professionals, and outreach programs for schools and communities through videoconferences.

Community Fund Québec 2012

Café Rendez-vous de la Maison Réalité - Ottawa, ON and Gatineau, QC

Café Rendezvous de la Maison Realite focus on social support and will expand their educational and back-to-work programs by renovating the Café Rendez-vous kitchen to accommodate more participants and make the work environment safer.

Community Fund Québec 2012

Centre Accalmie - MRC d'Avignon, Pointe-à-la-Croix (Gaspésie), QC

This project will allow the Centre Accalmie to hire a new employee to give a prevention workshop on self-esteem.

Community Fund Québec 2012

Centre d'hébergement alternatif de Sherbrooke (CHAS) - Sherbrooke, QC

The project consists of improving health services and reducing stigmatization with a new gardening project that will be known as the 'Bell Garden.'

Community Fund Québec 2012

Centre de crise de Québec - Québec City, QC

The Centre, with help from the Bell fund, is going to improve access to information for people who require psychiatric help by updating and upgrading their Website Crisis intervention programming. This will improve access to their online support.

Community Fund Québec 2012

Douglas Mental Health University Institute in Montreal

Bell is donating $2 million to the Douglas Mental Health University Institute in Montreal for research activities associated with the Douglas-Bell Canadian Brain Bank, a world-class brain centre unique in Canada.

Major gifts Québec 2012

Fondation Cité de la Santé

A $200,000 donation to the Fondation Cité de la Santé supports the mental health department at the Centre de santé et de services sociaux de Laval.

Major gifts Québec 2012

Fondation Équilibre Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean - Saguenay, QC

This project targeted at seniors will create an information toolbox compiling resources, services and literature in the area of seniors' mental health available to counselors and family members. The goal is to facilitate prevention and intervention with respect to seniors experiencing mental health problems.

Community Fund Québec 2012