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.

1,327,476,135

Total number of interactions

$121,373,806.75

committed

to mental health initiatives

775

Community Fund grants

$20.8 million in funding

Children & Youth

$2.7 million in funding

Indigenous communities

$2.1 million in funding

Military family support

Bell Let’s Talk has partnered with more than 1,100 organizations who have supported

4,578,467

Canadians with access to mental health services

$13 million

in Community Fund grants

2,421,999

crisis and distress

line users

2,054,216

children & youth reached

891,553

Canadians supported

through technology-based mental health programs

1,464,961

trained staff and volunteers

20,346

military families helped

through the Bell True Patriot Love Fund

82%

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

since Bell Let’s Talk began

* Infographics representative of 2010-2021

Find out where the funds go

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Kelowna Foundation for Hope and Social Innovation – Kelowna, BC

Bell funding will help the Kelowna Foundation launch the Child Advocacy Centre of Kelowna (CAC). The CAC will bring a multi-disciplinary team of experts under one roof to provide critical support services to children, up to 19 years of age, suffering from abuse, neglect, exploitation or psychological mistreatment. This centralized approach means a more integrated response to the issues experienced by these vulnerable children, enabling them to tell their story in a safe and secure environment surrounded by the support they need, when they need it most.

Community Fund British Columbia 2018

Megaphone & Hope in Shadows - Vancouver & Victoria, BC

This project will promote mental health through access to meaningful employment by supporting more homeless and low-income vendors to work in Vancouver and Victoria. The organization will use Bell funds to hire 2 vendor coordinators and an assistant vendor coordinator who will implement a recruitment strategy in both cities, including skills-building orientation sessions, a sales reward program, advanced skills workshops, peer mentorship, social services referrals and individual coaching.

Community Fund British Columbia 2018

NEED2 Suicide Prevention Education & Support – Victoria, BC

To enhance its suicide prevention and intervention initiatives, NEED2 will use Bell Let’s Talk funding to increase its follow-up activities with about 200 high-risk youth across Canada. This will enable NEED2 staff to reassess suicide risk, explore and adjust the safety plan and provide alternate coping strategies and appropriate referrals to outside agencies.

Community Fund British Columbia 2018

The Salvation Army Vancouver Harbour Light – Vancouver, BC

Harbour Light provides various services, from community meals and overnight shelters to residential addiction treatment. With Bell's grant, they will train 3 employees as mental health first aid instructors who will in turn provide more training for the 175 to 200 people who work at the facility as well as to adult men who will be better equipped to provide peer support.

Community Fund British Columbia 2018