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. Click here for more information.

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. For more information, click here.

Small action. Big impact.

1,168,302,700

Total number of interactions

$108,415,135

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 over

3,806,409

Canadians with access to mental health services

$13 million

in Community Fund grants

2,312,193

crisis and distress

line users

1,739,136

children & youth reached

792,363

Canadians supported

through technology-based mental health programs

1,455,078

trained staff and volunteers

19,376

military families helped

through the Bell True Patriot Love Fund

83%

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

since Bell Let’s Talk began

* Infographics representative of 2010-2020

Fondation Santé Haut-Richelieu-Rouville – Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, QC

Bell Let’s Talk funding will help the foundation upgrade facilities in the psychiatric unit at the Haut-Richelieu hospital to provide a better environment to enhance recovery. In addition to providing a cover for the patio and updated furnishings, the project will create a private and safe place for patients to meet with their loved ones.

Community Fund Québec 2018

Fondation Vivre ma santé mentale – Chicoutimi, QC

The Foundation provides a wide variety of physical, socio-cultural, intellectual, artistic and recreational activities free to adult clients with mood disorders, anxieties or other mental health issues. Bell Let’s Talk funding will defray the cost of renting space and enable the group to acquire new equipment as it expands its work in the Lac-St-Jean West territory and La Baie where demand has grown tenfold since 2016.

Community Fund Québec 2018

Groupe La Licorne MRC Thérèse-De Blainville – Sainte-Thérèse, QC

This organization will use Bell Let’s Talk funding to acquire a trained service dog to provide animal therapy for children in their care. Research and previous experience has shown that dogs can significantly reduce anxiety in young people. The grant will also support the creation of customized support plans for the children to help them take control over their lives.

Community Fund Québec 2018

Institut universitaire en santé mentale de Montréal Foundation

Bell Let's Talk announced a $500,000 donation to the Institut universitaire en santé mentale de Montréal Foundation (FIUSMM) to support innovation projects at the institute's Research Centre, including the development of mobile applications aimed at improving the lives of people living with mental health issues.

Major gifts Québec 2018

L'Arrêt-Source inc. – 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, unique in Québec, which 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 2018

L'Entre-Deux shelter – Longueuil, QC

Bell Let’s Talk funding will support L’Entre Nous project as it develops psycho-educational workshops to help women better manage their mental health in daily life. A counsellor will tailor the sessions to the specific needs of the participants who will also have access to support groups in which former residents and a counsellor will give them an opportunity to talk about their particular situation and receive support.

Community Fund Québec 2018

L'Ile des Amis – Pierrefonds, QC

The L’île des Amis will invest Bell Let’s Talk funds in a new program of community kitchens. These will offer education on topics such as nutrition, food purchasing, portion sizes and preparation. In addition, they will provide coaching in social skills through an animator and volunteers. This will improve the quality of life and self-esteem for both the residents of L’île des Amis and other community members by creating the opportunity for positive social interactions.

Community Fund Québec 2018

L’Ensoleillée, Ressource communautaire en santé mentale – Lac-Mégantic, QC

Due to continuing impacts from the Lac Mégantic tragedy, this organization receives an increasing number of requests for help for 3 types of services: help for those who hear voice, for those who need support for life planning and for those suffering from depression. Bell Let’s Talk funding will support the establishment of support groups for each of those issues, providing participants with coping tools and the knowledge that they are not alone.

Community Fund Québec 2018