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

$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

Resource Assistance for Youth, Inc. (RaY) – Winnipeg, MB

Bell Let's Talk funding will support the hiring of an Addictions Support Worker, expanding the organization’s ability to manage the high levels of addiction and co-occurring disorders of the marginalized and street entrenched youth they serve. The Addictions Support Worker will support 40 to 50 youth each month, helping them to identify and address addictions issues as well facilitating connections to intensive addictions resources and suitable mental health services for their unique needs.

Community fund Prairies 2019

The Mustard Seed – Calgary, AB

With 30% of their clients identifying as Indigenous peoples, many of whom live with mental health issues, The Mustard Seed will use Bell funding to support an Indigenous healing program, improving access to culturally appropriate treatment for clients. Led by the Indigenous Counsellor, the program will provide 650 clients with individual or group counselling using traditional practices to help people experiencing homelessness and poverty return to health in mind, body, spirit, and emotion.

Community fund Prairies 2019

The West Central Women's Resource Centre Inc. – Winnipeg, MB

The Centre will invest their Community Fund grant in their Creative Wellness and Healing Project, providing marginalized women in Winnipeg's inner-city the opportunity to engage in consistent and creative wellness activities through various artistic mediums. Programming will help women, many of whom have mental health and addiction issues, foster connections, break isolation and gain access to a trauma-informed worker who can help make referrals to formal mental health supports, and begin the conversation around mental health self-care practices.

Community fund Prairies 2019