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

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 Quebec 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 Quebec 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 Quebec 2015

Le Pont de Rouyn-Noranda - Rouyn-Noranda, QC

This organization works to improve the rehabilitation and social integration of adults with mental health difficulties, aged 18 years and older. With Bell Let’s Talk funding, they will offer a program called “Autonomy in Everyday Life” to their clients, providing them with guidance in all key aspects of living in the community life, such apartment living, personal hygiene, cooking and laundry skills and through the group’s Kitchen Court, basic meal preparation and food preservation.

Community fund Quebec 2015

Maison du Père - Montréal, QC

Bell Let’s Talk funding will enable Maison du Père to engage an additional nurse to support the rehabilitation of its clients, most of whom are homeless and suffer from a wide variety of mental disorders. The organization offers temporary housing and access to resources through its own clinicians and other healthcare partners. The new staff person is essential to meet significantly increased demand and to continue to offer a full slate of support, including ongoing monitoring.

Community fund Quebec 2015

Maison l'Eclaircie de Montréal - Montréal, QC

In support of Maison l'Eclaircie – which offers round-the clock transitional residential care plus individual clinical and psycho-social therapy for adults with severe psychosis or personality disorders – Bell Let’s Talk funding will enable a new workshop program focused on teaching clients about healthy food choices and cooking so that they are more able to take care of themselves when they leave the home. The workshops also promote social interaction to combat isolation that often intensifies the underlying disorder.

Community fund Quebec 2015

Maison l'Éclaircie de Québec City - Québec City, QC

La Maison l’Éclaircie is the only community organization in Québec that focuses on people 14 and over who suffer from eating disorders such as anorexia and bulimia, providing a supportive living environment plus group and individual interventions. The residential nature of the support enables staff to take into account all aspects of a client’s life. With the Bell Let’s Talk funding, the organization will hire a social worker and nutritionist to lead 3-6 group sessions as well as offer individual counselling.

Community fund Quebec 2015

PECH - Québec City, QC

Located in Québec’s inner city, PECH offers services to those with mental health issues complicated by homelessness, criminal activity or addictions. With funding from Bell Let’s Talk, PECH will launch a new group intervention program with a focus on peer support and social diversity. This will enable the organization to reach more people in need and their families.

Community fund Quebec 2015