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

École Nationale d'Apprentissage par la Marionnette (ÉNAM) - Chicoutimi, QC

This project promotes mental health recovery through puppet art and helps fight stigmatization through shows put on by participants.

Community fund Quebec 2013

Fondation de l'Institut universitaire en santé mentale de Québec - Quebec City, QC

Bell's support will help in updating an offer of integrated services for concurrent disorders (major psychiatric disorder and drug addiction); the service offer includes a hospitalization unit with 10 regional beds for intensive treatment and rehabilitation and one crisis stabilization bed under the care of a specialized team. This unique project is led jointly by the Institut universitaire en santé mentale de Québec (IUSMQ) and the Centre de réadaptation en dépendance de Québec (CRDQ).

Community fund Quebec 2013

Fondation Pinel - Montreal, QC

Bell's donation will make it possible to use existing technology (electroencephalogram) to establish, in advance, the best medication to administer to a person suffering from schizophrenia based on his brainwave patterns since, unfortunately, this medication is still prescribed by trial and error. The goal of this new care delivery methodology is to reduce the time it takes to adjust to the medication and to reduce the side effects, thus improving the quality of life of those affected.

Community fund Quebec 2013

Groupe d'entraide L'Éveil (pour personnes atteintes de maladie mentale) - Lac-Etchemin, QC

Bell's support will make it possible to hire a development officer to increase community awareness of the social reintegration program and tour part of the Québec region to meet with stores, organizations, students and even individuals to talk about Groupe d'entraide L'Éveil, its products and, most importantly, the people who work at the organization.

Community fund Quebec 2013

Inter-Cultural Association of Greater Victoria - Victoria, BC

Changes: Journey of a Newcomer will increase community capacity for service providers and provide a family nature-based therapy program for immigrants and families with mental health issues by offering cross cultural mental health training to community service providers.

Community fund British Columbia 2013

La Bouffée d'air du KRTB - Rivière-du-Loup, QC

Creation and updating of a Web site. The main goal is to host a Web capsule to promote crisis services in Québec and reach the population that does not consult frequently and offer them an alternative to hospitalization.

Community fund Quebec 2013

La Croisée des sentiers - Asbestos, QC

Bell's funding will make it possible to add to the work environment by developing a waste sorting and recovery centre that will provide work experience for people living with a mental health problem. The mandate of La Croisée's waste sorting and recovery centre will be to recover and refurbish used goods and then resell them at low cost to residents of MRC des Sources.

Community fund Quebec 2013

La Marée, Regroupement des parents & amis de la personne atteinte de maladie mentale - La Malbaie, QC

A tour of 20 businesses in Charlevoix providing the "Madame Alice" workshops aimed at fighting stigmatization, and initiating three psychoeducational groups: (1) for the families of those afflicted 2) for company managers, and 3) for employees.

Community fund Quebec 2013