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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Yonge Street Mission – Toronto, ON

The Mission will use their Bell Let’s Talk Community Fund grant to support their Walk-In Counselling Clinic, providing free and immediate counselling for individuals, couples and families living with extreme, persistent poverty in Toronto's Downtown East neighbourhoods. The walk-in clinic allows for individuals to get the help they need, as soon as they need it, as well as being an on-ramp or complement to ongoing counselling.

Community Fund Ontario 2019

Yorktown Family Services – Toronto, ON

To meet the overwhelming demand for their Youth Mental Health Walk-in Clinic services, the organization will use their Bell Let’s Talk Community Fund grant to increase the hours of service from 7 to 21 hours, resulting in a 200% increase in the clinical sessions provided. The Clinic provides immediate mental health interventions for youth ages 12 to 25 living in some of West Toronto’s most marginalized communities, to ensure they receive the mental health supports they require at the time of need.

Community Fund Ontario 2019