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.

1,491,774,955

Total number of interactions

$129,588,747.75

committed

to mental health initiatives

888

Community Fund grants

$28.6 million in funding

Young Canadians

$3.3 million in funding

Indigenous communities

$2.1 million in funding

Military family support

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

5,556,332

Canadians with access to mental health services

$15 million

in Community Fund grants

2,427,991

crisis and distress

line users

2,159,817

children & youth reached

909,000

Canadians supported

through technology-based mental health programs

1,469,600

trained staff and volunteers

22,824

military families helped

through the Bell True Patriot Love Fund

78%

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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Témiscamingue suicide prevention centre – Ville-Marie, QC

The Centre will use Bell Let`s Talk funding to enhance its Travailleur de rang initiative. This is a farm outreach program designed to enhance the quality of life of farming families in Témiscamingue by proactively offering guidance and support to farmers, their families and their communities. The program involves a variety of elements, including providing information to increase awareness of mental health issues to initiating prevention and intervention activities.

Community Fund Québec 2018

Travail de rue à Shawinigan (TRÀSH) – Shawinigan

With the Bell funds, TRÀSH will double the number of outreach sessions it offers every week for residents of Shawinigan who exhibit symptoms of mental illness. At the sessions, individuals supported by the organization’s street workers participate in guided or recreational activities that enable them to openly discuss their situation in a non-judgmental environment, to create ties with other citizens and to slowly recreate a network as they regain trust in society.

Community Fund Québec 2018

Women’s Centre of Montréal - Montréal, QC

Through a project titled Il était une fois et une fois il sera, the Centre will invest the Bell grant in an increased number of workshops for victims of sexual assault during childhood, involving participants in creating videos by their experiences. In so doing, the Centre aims to reduce psychological distress and help participants create a support network, regain control over their lives and continue along their path towards healing and raise awareness with family members, the public and stakeholders about the impact of sexual assault during childhood.

Community Fund Québec 2018

Youth Employment Services (YES) / Fondation des services d’emploi pour les jeunes – Montréal, QC

In 2012, YES launched a peer support program to help depressed and anxious job seekers overcome barriers to employment. Bell funding will help expand the YES Peer Support Groups to a new demographic, namely clients aged 15-30 who are not employed nor in school, providing increased access to mental health support and services for those most at risk of situational depression.

Community Fund Québec 2018