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.

1,168,302,700

Total number of interactions

$108,415,135

committed

to mental health initiatives

657

Community Fund grants

$17.5 million in funding

Children & Youth

$2.2 million in funding

Indigenous communities

$1.82 million in funding

Military family support

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

3,806,409

Canadians with access to mental health services

+$11 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

Artbeat Studio Inc. – Winnipeg, MB

Artbeat provides free studio and gallery space with mentorship, to promote recovery and empowerment through artistic expression for people with mental illness. With the Bell Let’s Talk Community Fund grant, Artbeat Alumni will facilitate 36 participatory art workshops in their own communities, expanding services to new geographic areas and improving access to Artbeat’s programs to target groups including gang affected youth, newcomers and LGBTQ communities.

Community fund Prairies 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

HOPE North Suicide Prevention and Life Promotion Committee – Thompson, MB

HOPE North Suicide Prevention and Life Promotion Committee is a community-based group made up of many different organizations, agencies and interested individuals that are dedicated to promoting life and encouraging healthy living in Northern Manitoba. The Committee hosts and supports training opportunities to increase knowledge of mental health and increase capacity for helping self and others; and also organizes many different life promoting activities to reduce stigma, provide opportunity for healthy leisure and community inclusion. The Bell Let’s Talk grant will fund a train-the-trainer program and provide materials to make Gatekeeper training accessible to community members and service providers supporting individuals with mental health problems and/or suicide related concerns in Northern Manitoba.

Community fund Prairies 2019

iHuman Youth Society – Edmonton, AB

iHuman serves vulnerable youth ages 12 to 24 in Edmonton’s inner city, approximately 80% of whom self-identify as Indigenous peoples and live with risk factors including poverty, disability and poor mental health. Bell funding will be used to provide Indigenous mental health services that bridge the clinical Western approach to mental health with an Indigenous land-based practice, working with Elders, Knowledge Keepers and artists to facilitate activities for marginalized youth that build identity and a connection to culture.

Community fund Prairies 2019

Kidthink Children’s Mental Health Centre Inc. – Winnipeg, MB

Bell funding will support Kidthink Children’s Mental Health Centre Inc., which focuses on improving mental health services for children 12 years of age and under through clinical, outreach, and awareness programs. With a focus on supporting children, as well as their parents, teachers, and caregivers, the KIDTHINK program aims to enhance and promote early intervention and prevention. Bell funding will support programs designed to educate and enhance the skills of caregivers to recognize the signs and symptoms of children’s mental health issues and give them the tools they need to talk about mental health, intervene early, and support the children in their care.

Community fund Prairies 2019

Multicultural Family Resource Society – Edmonton, AB

Through the Family Support Office, MFRS provides settlement support services for refugees from Syria and nearby regions. Bell Let’s Talk funding will support the addition of a community mental health resource for refugee women, specifically aimed at providing mental health supports, through one-on-one counselling support and the implementation of a women’s group focused on community building and mutual support.

Community fund Prairies 2019

PARTNERS Family Services Inc. – Humboldt, SK

This organization provides extensive programs and services including mental health, family support, domestic violence and group therapeutic programs to individuals and families in the communities of Humboldt and 42 rural communities within a 100km radius. Bell’s Community Fund grant will be used to provide an Art Therapy program for 15 individuals, 8 weeks at a time, dealing with specific themes such as anxiety, trauma, grief and domestic violence.

Community fund Prairies 2019

Punjabi Community Health Services Calgary Society – Calgary, AB

Bell funding will help the Society introduce a community-based Wellness Group; a weekly 2-hour skill development and social support group, provided in Punjabi, Hindi and Urdu, for South Asian adults in Calgary who have experienced mental health issues or who are supporting a family member with mental health issues. The group will offer 11 different sessions continuously through the year to provide longer-term ongoing support to participants.

Community fund Prairies 2019