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.


Total number of interactions



to mental health initiatives


Community Fund grants

$32 million in funding

Young Canadians

$3.9 million in funding

Indigenous communities

$2.4 million in funding

Military family support

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


Canadians with access to mental health services

$17 million

in Community Fund grants


crisis and distress

line users


children & youth reached


Canadians supported

through technology-based mental health programs


trained staff and volunteers


military families helped

through the Bell True Patriot Love Fund


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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Entraide Saint-Michel - Montréal, QC

The Bell Let’s Talk funding will allow Entraide Saint-Michel to offer workshops aimed to develop the communication skills of Entraide Saint-Michel members who are living with mental health issues. The communication workshops offered within this project will be developed and led by a staff member who will be dedicated to this project. The goal will be to give participants the tools to recognize their needs, understand themselves better, dialogue with others and build healthy relationships, thereby facilitating their reintegration into society.

Community Fund Québec 2015

Fédération des familles et amis de la personne atteinte de maladie mentale - Québec City, QC

This organization will leverage Bell Let’s Talk funding to launch a training program – Learning to Approach without Aggression – across Québec. This is a peer-to-peer program, led by facilitators who teach parents techniques to build healthy relationships with their adolescents and avoid escalations into aggressive and potentially harmful behaviours. The plan is to significantly augment the current roster of 20 trainers to extend the reach of the program to hundreds of people.

Community Fund Québec 2015

Fondation de l'Université de Sherbrooke - Sherbrooke, QC

Bell Let’s Talk funding will support a 4-point program to improve and expand services offered by the Psychological Intervention Centre of the University of Sherbrooke which provides short and medium term counseling service for people 18 and over in the great Eastern Townships region. Faculty will identify problems for which few resources are available, develop new training programs for staff, more proactively promote the Centre’s service and refine its referral programs.

Community Fund Québec 2015

Fondation Marie-Vincent - Montréal, QC

Specializing in the treatment of children who are victims of sexual assault, the Marie-Vincent Foundation will use its Bell Let’s Talk grant to increase its ability to deliver its innovative and highly effective therapeutic treatment to more children in a timely fashion. The demand is immense as each week up to 60 children come to the Marie-Vincent Centre of Expertise. A new therapist will enable the Centre to reduce the wait list for the therapy which is most effective in eliminating long-term effects if delivered soon after the assault.

Community Fund Québec 2015

Fondation Portage - Montréal, QC

For 42 years, Portage has helped people struggling with drug addictions. With help from the Bell Let’s Talk Community Fund, it will expand its Avenue Lionel-Groulx facility to 9 beds and add the appropriate program supports. Specifically, the Bell grant will enable the hiring of educators to work with the clients to help them achieve lasting sobriety.

Community Fund Québec 2015

Fondation Sainte-Croix/Hériot - Drummondville, QC

Bell Let’s Talk funding will support the foundation through the Parachute program of CSSS Drummond. This enables people suffering from depression to get faster support, reducing the wait times for traditional psychological services from up to 8 months down to as little as 4 weeks through a program that includes a combination of self care, collaborative care and counselling on diet and exercise. Parachute, which is expected to open 75 places this year, also offers flexible programs so working people can attend sessions.

Community Fund Québec 2015

Going Off, Growing Strong

Bell Let’s Talk and Bell Aliant announced a $150,000 investment in the Nunatsiavut Government’s Aullak sangilivallianginnatuk - Going Off, Growing Strong program to enhance mental health services for youth in Nain.

Major gifts Atlantic 2015

Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami - Ottawa, ON

Faced with high suicide rates among its constituents, Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami – the representative organization for Inuit in Canada – is developing a national Inuit suicide prevention strategy that will be supported by the grant from Bell Let’s Talk. The strategy will involve close collaboration with a broad range of stakeholders, including justice, education, corrections, the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, the Mental Health Council of Canada, and the community. This will inevitably build capacity to be better equipped to find solutions.

Community Fund Ontario 2015

JEVI Centre de prevention du suicide, Estrie - Sherbrooke, QC

This organization has seen a 140% increase in traffic in the last 5 years to its suicide prevention hotline, an entry point to numerous programs offered by the group throughout the region to young people, adults and seniors, as well as their friends and families. Bell Let’s Talk funding will enable them to add more staff to ensure the hotline can keep up with demand.

Community Fund Québec 2015

Joseph Brant Hospital Foundation - Burlington, ON

Bell Let’s Talk funding will help sustain the CAP Clinic, the community’s primary access point for children and adolescents in need of mental health services. The clinic provides direct and timely access to the full spectrum of mental health services including assessment, treatment and aftercare. Since 2013, the clinic has seen a 400% jump in referrals for services and assessment, including a 310% increase in access to the child and adolescent psychiatrist and a 157% increase in access to the clinic social worker.

Community Fund Ontario 2015

Kindercare Foundation -Toronto, ON

With support from the Bell Let’s Talk Community Fund, the Foundation will provide more access to practical workshops to support parents as they strive to support their children suffering from mental illness across the GTA. It will also disseminate throughout the community the Practical Skills for Parents video series, as well as the Workshop Facilitator Manual, to share this practical approach with more families, community organizations and health providers.

Community Fund Ontario 2015

L'Arrêt-Source - Montréal, QC

To help young women who face mental health, abuse, addiction and family challenges, l'Arrêt-Source has created a program in collaboration with the Victoria Institute to provide women aged 18-30 with the skills they need to re-integrate into society. Bell Let’s Talk funding will support this intervention program which is unique in Québec. It includes weekly group meetings covering skills development, effective interpersonal relationships, self awareness and emotional self regulation. The program also includes individualized follow-up.

Community Fund Québec 2015

L'Envolée - Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts, QC

To extend its support for people with mental health problems, l’Evolée piloted Dynamo ISM, a platform compiling information and resources on a website. Bell Let’s Talk funding will enable the organization to hire staff to launch a second phase of Dynamo ISM, disseminating the information more proactively through community partners using tactics such as background visits, a monthly newsletter, awareness-raising events and an active presence on social media to strengthen collaboration among support agencies.

Community Fund Québec 2015

La Fondation de ma vie - Chicoutimi, QC

The Foundation offers a free program for up to 50 young people at a time, promoting physical activities to normalize their lives as they deal with a variety of disorders, from depression and anxiety to bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. Bell Let’s Talk funding will support this program which, working in collaboration with the outpatient clinic of the Centre for Health and Social Services Chicoutimi (CSSSC), provides access to activities linked to the interests and strengths of the adolescents in order to build their physical well-being and self esteem.

Community Fund Québec 2015

Lanark County Mental Health, Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital - Smiths Falls, ON

The funded program answers increasing demand from clients who want ongoing support after their primary group programs have wound up. Specifically, it would enable the agency to train 14 people as peer group facilitators with the Ontario Peer Development Initiative. These peer support workers would then be able to serve the needs of about 150 group clients a year for up to a year, to ensure they continue to get support for mental health concerns such as suicidal thoughts, trauma, anxiety, depression or symptoms of psychosis.

Community Fund Ontario 2015