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.

1,491,774,955

Total number of interactions

$129,588,747.75

committed

to mental health initiatives

888

Community Fund grants

$28.6 million in funding

Young Canadians

$3.3 million in funding

Indigenous communities

$2.1 million in funding

Military family support

Bell Let’s Talk has partnered with more than 1,300 organizations who have supported

5,556,332

Canadians with access to mental health services

$15 million

in Community Fund grants

2,427,991

crisis and distress

line users

2,159,817

children & youth reached

909,000

Canadians supported

through technology-based mental health programs

1,469,600

trained staff and volunteers

22,824

military families helped

through the Bell True Patriot Love Fund

78%

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

since Bell Let’s Talk began

* Infographics representative of 2010-2022

Find out where the funds go

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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

Concordia University

A $500,000 donation to Concordia University’s Department of Psychology will subsidize therapy and assessment at the university’s Applied Psychology Centre and Centre for Clinical Research in Health.

Major gifts Québec 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

Crisis Support Centre, a program of The Support Network - Edmonton, AB

Increase volunteer training to expand capacity of frontline services.

Community Fund Prairies 2013

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 Québec 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 Québec 2013

Fondation de l’Institut universitaire en santé mentale de Montréal

$1 million to the Fondation de l’Institut universitaire en santé mentale de Montréal to support innovative research and a new mental health biobank.

Major gifts Québec 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 Québec 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 Québec 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

Jewish General Hospital (JGH) Foundation

A $230,000 gift to the Jewish General Hospital Foundation supports the JGH’s Child Psychiatry Transitional Care Program.

Major gifts Québec 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 Québec 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 Québec 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 Québec 2013

Leave Out Violence Nova Scotia - Halifax, NS

Leave Out Violence Nova Scotia's program supports youth who have experienced violence and mental health issues while equipping them with skills, knowledge, and experience they need to become educators to help stop the cycle of violence. LOVE's programs in Indian Brook and Membertou First Nations communities have been built to respect and embrace Mi'Kmaq culture and traditions while fostering success, youth voice and community leadership.

Community Fund Atlantic 2013