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 is providing 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

+$9

million

in Community Fund grants

534

Community Fund grants

$3.53 million in grants

Children & Youth

$788K in grants

Indigenous communities

$1.6 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

Groupe de ressources pour le trouble de panique (GRTP) - Saguenay, Jonquière, QC

The project will support youth (12-17) who have anxiety disorders. The organization will create a new intervention guide and set up workshops for young people suffering from mental illness disorders.

Community fund Quebec 2012

L'Équipe Entreprise - Dorval, QC

L'Equipe Entreprise will hire a life coach to give new workshops to clients living with mental illness on self-esteem in addition to the back-to-work programs, including such topics as preparing healthy frozen meals, catering services and services for seniors.

Community fund Quebec 2012

L'Oasis de Lotbinière - Saint-Flavien, QC

This project will enhance the work integration program in the community including a pre-hiring campaign designed for and geared to local businesses. The goal is to identify local businesses who can offer jobs to participants living with and recovering from mental health illnesses.

Community fund Quebec 2012

La Rencontre, groupe d'entraide pour personnes atteintes de maladie mentale - Sainte-Marie-de-Beauce, QC

This organization provides social support for individuals experiencing mental health problems. The organization will improve accessibility to services by purchasing a vehicle that will be used to transport members, since most participants either do not have the means to own a car, live in rural areas or do not have access to public transit.

Community fund Quebec 2012

Le Mûrier - Montréal, QC

This organization will put the Bell Fund to work to with its 'Let's cook together!' project. This is a new outreach program that involves going to participants' homes to teach them how to cook nutritious meals with what they have at home. Participants learn about proper nutrition and how to shop and budget for groceries.

Community fund Quebec 2012

Le Murmure, groupe d'entraide - Beauceville, QC

The organization will promote awareness and public education and expand the Senti-Mentalités project, which was created in the fall of 2011 and has been very successful. Members and a spokesperson visit the region to educate the local population and businesses about the realities of people living with mental health problems.

Community fund Quebec 2012

Ligne d'intervention téléphonique en prévention du suicide de l'Abitibi-Témiscamingue - Malartic, QC

The grant will support improved suicide and crisis intervention work of the organization. They will expand existing services by hiring a new counselor to respond more quickly to the numerous crisis line calls received during peak periods.

Community fund Quebec 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