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

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