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.

Small action. Big impact.

1,013,915,275

Total number of interactions

$100,695,763.75

committed

to mental health initiatives

657

Community Fund grants

$15.7 million in funding

Children & Youth

$1.95 million in funding

Indigenous communities

$1.78 million in funding

Military family support

Bell Let’s Talk has partnered with more than 1,000 organizations who have supported over

3,409,680

Canadians with access to mental health services

+$11 million

in Community Fund grants

2,235,043

crisis and distress

line users

1,476,878

children & youth reached

610,148

Canadians supported

through technology-based mental health programs

1,451,375

trained staff and volunteers

15,846

military families helped

through the Bell True Patriot Love Fund

86%

of Canadians reported that they are more aware of mental health issues

since Bell Let’s Talk began

* Infographics representative of 2010-2020

Aunt Leah’s Place – New Westminster, BC

In partnership with Dan’s Legacy Foundation, Aunt Leah’s Place provides free, on-site clinical counselling for youth from foster care with histories of abuse, neglect and mental health issues. Funding will enable an expanded counselling program to be offered after office hours and during weekends at Aunt Leah’s Youth Hub Resource Centre, helping to close the gap in mental health support services for foster children past the age of 19 in the Lower Mainland.

Community fund British Columbia 2019

Autonhommie, centre de ressources pour hommes – Québec, QC

Autonhommie will offer men diagnosed with depression who already visit the centre the chance to join the self-management program “Aller mieux à leur façon” (Getting better their way). The program consists of 4 one-on-one meetings for each participant, aimed at integrating the self-management program into their current programs as a supplement to medication and the organization’s existing services.

Community fund Québec 2019

Bear Clan Patrol

Bell Let's Talk and the City of Winnipeg donate a combined $200,000 to Bear Clan Patrol, the community-based organization providing safety and belonging, mental wellness support, conflict resolution and crime prevention for vulnerable people in the community. Funding will help Bear Clan Patrol expand patrol coverage, grow its food distribution program and add a new resource for the counselling program.

Major gifts Prairies 2019

Behavioural Health Foundation

A donation of $240,000 to the Behavioural Health Foundation (BHF) will support Indigenous programming as a core component of holistic residential treatment for adults and families affected by addictions and co-occurring mental health issues.

Major gifts Prairies 2019

Boundless Adventures Association – Toronto, ON

The Boundless School aims to transform the lives of 330 at-risk youth each year, the majority of whom are struggling with mental health challenges, including anxiety and depression, by providing extraordinary education opportunities. Bell funding will support the expansion of the school’s mental health capacity within their education programs, adding new credentials and training including Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy.

Community fund Ontario 2019

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

Café Le Signet — Laval, QC

The organization will be able to enhance its current service in both the restaurant and catering service of its workforce re-entry programs for people struggling with chronic and persistent mental health problems. Bell’s donation will be used to create an additional supervisory position for better guidance and to support their social integration.

Community fund Québec 2019

Calgary Counselling Centre – Calgary, AB

Bell Let’s Talk funding will help support a new provisional counsellor for the Increased Access to Men’s Mental Health Initiative, providing 408 new client counselling sessions for male clients dealing with mental health challenges. This Initiative will enable urgent, timely access to mental health services, with no waitlist, by increasing access for counselling services for men, regardless of their ability to pay.

Community fund Prairies 2019