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 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.

The 2018 Community Fund application window is now open and runs until March 31, 2018. Click here for more information.

Small action. Big impact.

867,449,649

Total number of interactions

+$7

million

in Community Fund grants

414

Community Fund grants

$2.54 million in grants

Children & Youth

$646K in grants

Indigenous communities

$1.25 million in grants

Military family support

740,145

Individuals supported with access to mental health care

$93.4 million

donated

to mental health initiatives

1,051,599

crisis and distress

line callers

492,058

children & youth reached

through Bell Let’s Talk programs

212,260

individuals supported

through technology-based mental health programs

4,265

trained staff and volunteers

3,517

military families helped

through the Bell True Patriot Fund

4 out of 5

Canadians reported that they are more aware of mental health issues

since Bell Let’s Talk began

* Infographics representative of 2011-2018

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 Quebec 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 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 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 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