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 2019 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. Click here for more information.

Small action. Big impact.

1,013,915,275

Total number of interactions

+$9

million

in Community Fund grants

534

Community Fund grants

$3.53 million in grants

Children & Youth

$1.5 million in grants

Indigenous communities

$1.6 million in grants

Military family support

Bell Let’s Talk has partnered with more than 900 organizations who have supported over

3,405,103

Canadians with access to mental health services

$100,695,763.75

committed

to mental health initiatives

2,235,043

crisis and distress

line users

1,474,258

children & youth reached

610,148

Canadians supported

through technology-based mental health programs

1,451,375

trained staff and volunteers

15,846

military families helped

through the Bell True Patriot Love Fund

86%

of Canadians reported that they are more aware of mental health issues

since Bell Let’s Talk began

* Infographics representative of 2011-2019

BYTE - Empowering Youth – Whitehorse, YT

This organization will use Bell’s support to ramp up its suicide awareness initiative by offering safeTALK certification training to youth aged 15-24 in up to 4 Northern communities. With this training, they will be better able to identify those in their community who may be at risk and asking for help and better able to connect someone with thoughts of suicide to community resources for further help.

Community fund Territories 2018

Camp Winston – Toronto, ON

Camp Winston offers programs at a Muskoka lake summer camp for children with a variety of mental health challenges including obsessive compulsive disorder and other anxiety disorders. Bell funding will support counsellor wages and training as well as individualized programming for each child and year-round collaboration with families and schools.

Community fund Ontario 2018

Canadian Mental Health Association, Wood Buffalo Region – Fort McMurray, AB

To address the issue of suicide in remote northern communities, CMHA will use Bell funding to increase its internal capacity. Specifically, the funds will be invested in training more trainers to go out into these communities and teach the needed skills all responders and support agencies should know. They will also impact individual community members as they build their own toolkit to respond to potential suicides.

Community fund Prairies 2018

Carea Community Health Centre – Oshawa, ON

To expand the many free services it already offers – including health promotion, primary care and mental health counselling – the Centre will use Bell funding for staff and other expenses of a new program: Gender Journeys. This is an 8-week program for anyone aged 13-25 facing gender changes, providing information and meaningful connections for those thinking about their gender, transgender folks, and gender diverse folks.

Community fund Ontario 2018

Carrefour Famille New Carlisle (Family Ties) – New Carlisle, QC

With an estimated 8,000 people on the Gaspé coast unable to access scarce mental health services, this organization will use Bell Let’s Talk funding to develop a partnership with the local health agency to deliver a series of awareness sessions targeting English-speaking and Indigenous communities in the region.

Community fund Quebec 2018

Central Station Community Centre – Winkler, MB

With Bell Let's Talk funding, the Centre will bring a full Recovery College curriculum to the community, offering 25 courses and educational resources for mental health service users, their family, friends and members of the community. This curriculum is geared to promoting mental health literacy, self-exploration and skill development. It enables people to sign up for courses that interest them and receive recognition for completing the course.

Community fund Prairies 2018

Centre Inter-Section – Gatineau, QC

To provide help to more people who hear voices, the Bell Let’s Talk grant will be used to train 150 volunteers. It will also train people to coordinate and oversee the province’s 3 help lines and then promote the new service with the health and social services network in partnership with Tel-Aide Outaouais and its partners.

Community fund Quebec 2018

CESAME Youth Mental Health Centre of Deux-Montagnes – Saint-Eustache, QC

The Bell Let’s Talk grant will enable the Centre to expand its program of early stimulation workshops for young children and their families. Special education technicians, psycho-educators and other staff work with children aged 3-5 in small groups in the only program of its kind in the region. The grant will also go toward setting up a support group for parents.

Community fund Quebec 2018