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

$28 million in funding

Young Canadians

$2.9 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

4,578,467

Canadians with access to mental health services

$13 million

in Community Fund grants

2,421,999

crisis and distress

line users

2,054,216

children & youth reached

891,553

Canadians supported

through technology-based mental health programs

1,464,961

trained staff and volunteers

20,346

military families helped

through the Bell True Patriot Love Fund

82%

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

since Bell Let’s Talk began

* Infographics representative of 2010-2021

Find out where the funds go

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Accueil Bonneau - Montreal, QC

Bell's grant will make it possible to hire a support worker responsible for the mental health clinic, whose main duties will be to assist and coach Accueil Bonneau's 20 psychosocial support workers by using his/her expertise in mental health.

Community Fund Québec 2013

Adventure Place - Toronto, ON

Dina Dinosaur Child Treatment Program is an evidence based treatment approach for young children who are experiencing social-emotional and/or behavioural mental health difficulties. The program will use a Social Skills and Problem Solving curriculum which strengthens children's social, emotional and academic competencies such as understanding and communicating feelings, using effective problem solving strategies, managing anger, practicing friendship and conversational skills.

Community Fund Ontario 2013

Algonquin Nation Programs and Services Secretariat (Tribal Council) - Notre-Dame-du-Nord, QC

Thanks to a new coordinator, the project's aim is to improve accessibility to crisis and emergency services for youth at risk of suicide, mental illness or drug addiction. Services are available to youths and their families.

Community Fund Québec 2013

Association québécoise de prévention du suicide - Quebec City, QC

Funding will be put toward providing suicide prevention training to three clienteles in regular contact with suicidal individuals: youth centres, family doctors and psychiatric nurses. The training focuses on youths because adolescents handled by youth centres are four times more likely to commit suicide.

Community Fund Québec 2013

Association québécoise pour la réadaptation psychosociale - Quebec City, QC

The training/mobilization project stems from an initiative by the Groupe provincial sur la stigmatisation et la discrimination en santé mentale, a group of partners from public and community mental health networks striving to reduce the stigmatization and discrimination faced by people living with or having suffered from a mental health problem.

Community Fund Québec 2013

BC Schizophrenia Society Penticton Branch - Penticton, BC

Expansion of the Peer Support Program at Martin House - a psychological rehabilitation program for youth/young adults ages 16-30 who have moderate to severe psychosis, depression, bipolar disorder and anxiety disorder.

Community Fund British Columbia 2013

Bipolar Disorder Society of British Columbia - Victoria, BC

Support for the "Stigma Stomp Program" including: the Stigma Stomp Classroom program; Teens2Twenties Peer Support Group; the Bi-Polar Babe Women's Peer support group; community-based mental health awareness presentations to friends, families, educators, caregivers, businesses and local community service organizations and the Bi-Polar Babe website.

Community Fund British Columbia 2013

BRIDGES The Hinton Housing and Employment Society - Hinton, AB

Create an art therapy program beginning with a workshop to introduce clients facing mental illness to the concept of self expression through the arts and the therapeutic benefits.

Community Fund Prairies 2013

Brock University - St. Catharines, ON

Brock University will educate teaching assistants about mental health, including how to identify and address the early signs, and what services are available to post-secondary students. Teaching assistants work directly with students in small groups, making them uniquely able to create connections and provide guidance. They will also help reduce the stigma attached to mental health issues by engaging students, as well as normalizing and highlighting peer experiences.

Community Fund Ontario 2013

Cambrian College of Applied Arts and Technology - Sudbury, ON

Cambrian College will train and certify four staff/faculty members as MHFA trainers. Following the training, MHFA will be incorporated directly into the curriculum of a number of programs, including Police Foundations, Community and Justice Services, Social Services, Child and Youth Worker and Health Sciences programs which work with high risk individuals.

Community Fund Ontario 2013

Canadian Mental Health Association Cochrane Timiskaming - Timmins, ON

Mental Health Peers & Promotion Project aims to maximize success of post-secondary students dealing with mental health issues. The project will build on CMHA's training capacity, offering four evidence based training courses: Peer Support Skills Training, Wellness Recovery Action Plan Facilitator Training, Mental Health First Aid Training, and Applied Suicide Intervention Skills. Training will be offered to students, faculty, community at large.

Community Fund Ontario 2013

Canadian Mental Health Association, BC Division - Vancouver, BC

As part of the "Blue Wave Program" , the CMHA will develop new materials dedicated to youth ages 13-25, with direction from a team of youth, based on the already successful "Living Life to the Full" program. The request is a collaborative request representing 3 CMHA branches in BC (Delta, Victoria and Interior Region).

Community Fund British Columbia 2013

Community Transcultural Support Services (CTSS) - Calgary, AB

Delivering translated mental health information and resources in various languages to improve mental health care access in ethno cultural communities.

Community Fund Prairies 2013

Conception Bay Family Resource Program Inc. - Conception Bay South, NL

Conception Bay Family Resource Program Inc. will bring two trainers from the Pacific Post-Partum Support Society in British Columbia to Newfoundland and Labrador to conduct a two day support group training for staff. This is the first group in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador that is dedicated to the support of mothers in the postpartum period who may be struggling with depression or anxiety.

Community Fund Atlantic 2013

Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention Centre of British Columbia (Crisis Centre) - Vancouver, BC

This program will build capacity in the community through "gatekeeper training" for mental health professionals (teachers, counsellors, youth workers) as well as parents and community groups working with at-risk youth to expand suicide awareness.

Community Fund British Columbia 2013