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.


Total number of interactions



to mental health initiatives


Community Fund grants

$32 million in funding

Young Canadians

$3.9 million in funding

Indigenous communities

$2.4 million in funding

Military family support

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


Canadians with access to mental health services

$17 million

in Community Fund grants


crisis and distress

line users


children & youth reached


Canadians supported

through technology-based mental health programs


trained staff and volunteers


military families helped

through the Bell True Patriot Love Fund


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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Boys & Girls Club of Charlottetown – Charlottetown, PEI

Bell funding will support the project design, development and promotion of the Club’s new after-school intervention program, Reach for the Stars. The project will target vulnerable youth ages 12-15 who are at risk of developing mental health and addiction challenges, engaging them in life-skills development, healthy peer socialization, and confidence-building activities with positive adult mentors in a safe, stigma-free, learning environment.

Community Fund Atlantic 2019

Chalmers Foundation – Fredericton, NB

The Foundation and Horizon Health’s Addiction & Mental Health Staff will use Bell Let’s Talk funding to provide Cognitive Behavioural Therapy training to 25 primary care providers, as well as Canadian Association of Cognitive and Behavioural Therapies accreditation for 3 peer mentors. Mentors will then be able to provide further supervision and training, allowing for a standardized and sustainable training process for all Addictions and Mental Health staff providing direct care in the Fredericton and Upper River Valley region of New Brunswick. This grant will also support the acquisition of resource materials to further expand the training to 25 health care community-based practitioners.

Community Fund Atlantic 2019

Eating Disorder Foundation of NL – St. John’s, NL

The Foundation will invest Bell Let’s Talk funds to support Provincial Emotion Focused Family Therapy workshops; a resource for parents, carers and health professionals in the province, working with individuals struggling with an eating disorder or other related mental illnesses. The workshops empower parents, caregivers and health professionals with specific skills to be effective in their role in the recovery journey.

Community Fund Atlantic 2019

Healthy Start, Healthy Future – New Brunswick

The organization’s peer-support program, Life With A Baby, provides in-person and online programs and resources to help parents of children up to age 6 navigate Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders, avoid social isolation, and gain support and connection with other parents. Bell Let’s Talk funding will be used to develop and execute 10 additional support groups in isolated communities in New Brunswick over the course of one year.

Community Fund Atlantic 2019

Laing House – Halifax, NS

Bell Let’s Talk funding will support the development of community building programs at the Foundation’s new Sackville Youth Centre for youth, ages 13 to 24, who are living with mental health challenges. Programs will create a supportive community where vulnerable youth can talk about their mental health challenges, have positive interactions with peers and trusted adults and learn basic skills to support their wellness.

Community Fund Atlantic 2019

Northwood, Halifax Campus - Halifax, NS

Bell Let’s Talk funding will support staffing for the organization’s Seeds of Success mental health and wellness support program for individuals living in their long term care facility. Open to participants who have a mental health condition or are experiencing psychosocial issues, the program promotes positive mental health and wellness through purposeful therapeutic activities.

Community Fund Atlantic 2019

Self-Help Connection – Nova Scotia

Bell Let’s Talk funding will support the ongoing WRAP (Wellness and Recovery Action Plan) program, enabling the training of 2 to 3 WRAP facilitators in 8 regions within Nova Scotia. Facilitators will be supported in developing and facilitating self-help groups, increasing the capacity to support mental health and wellness in their communities.

Community Fund Atlantic 2019

SPLASH Centre - Harbour Grace Community Youth Network– Harbour Grace, NL

The Community Fund grant will enable 2 individuals from rural Newfoundland to complete the Mental Health First Aid for Adults Who Interact With Youth training, to become certified Mental Health First Aid instructors. Instructors will then provide training to adults in the community on how to better understand and respond to youth struggling with mental health issues.

Community Fund Atlantic 2019

The Gathering Place – St. John’s, NL

The Gathering Place is a street level, community service centre that provides primary health care and social supports to persons who are homeless or precariously housed. The organization will use their Bell funding to empower their participants with lived experience to become peer supporters. 1 staff member will become a Mental Health First Aid trainer and will deliver subsequent training to Peer to Peer program leaders with lived experience, enabling them to support the guests and become an advisory voice for mental health programs and addiction services.

Community Fund Atlantic 2019

The John Howard Society of Fredericton - Fredericton, NB

The Society provides affordable housing and support to high acuity homeless individuals in Fredericton. Bell Let’s Talk funding will be used to support the training and hiring of a Chronic and Episodic Homelessness Mental Health Peer Support Worker, increasing the Society’s capacity to offer integral peer support services to their clients.

Community Fund Atlantic 2019

The Tema Foundation – Halifax, NS

The Tema Foundation is dedicated to the education and support of all first responders and their families in regards to Critical Incident Stress (CIS) and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Bell funding will be used to run an Education Day open to 600 First Responders and their families, focused on improving the understanding of CIS and PTSD and dealing with diagnosis, treatment, resilience and next steps.

Community Fund Atlantic 2019

Thrive – St. John’s, NL

Bell Let’s Talk funding will support Thrive’s Education Programs, including the new THREADS project (Teaching Hope & Resiliency through Education, Arts, Drama, and Story), aimed at youth with mental health issues who are not being supported through the traditional school system. The programs provide youth with educational supports as well as connections to help overcome non-academic barriers to success including trauma, mental illness and poverty.

Community Fund Atlantic 2019

YMCA of Greater Moncton – Moncton, NB

Bell Let’s Talk funding will be used to operate the Plusone Mentoring program in the Greater Moncton area, engaging and equipping young people to overcome the challenges they face. The program will support over 120 youth ages 10 to 17 in developing healthy relationships and coping mechanisms, helping them integrate into their community, and increasing their sense of resilience and personal ambition for the future.

Community Fund Atlantic 2019