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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AIDS Community Care Montreal (ACCM) — Montréal, QC

Bell’s donation will be used to hire a social worker in order to offer educational workshops and a mental health support service designed to help people living with HIV or Hepatitis C, who also use narcotics. The project’s objectives are to encourage participants to adopt healthier lifestyles so that they can make better choices, reduce their anxiety and stop or reduce narcotic consumption. The organization will also promote the project to clinics and community organizations in order to sensitize health professionals to the specific problems of the LGBTQ+ community.

Community Fund Québec 2019

Alliance des communautés culturelles pour l’égalité dans la santé et les services sociaux (ACCÉSSS) — Montréal, QC

ACCÉSSS is a coalition of 125 ethnocultural community organizations that will use Bell’s donation to create 2 informative video clips on mental health community services. This project is aimed at helping people take charge of their mental health in a context of diversity and to better understand how to navigate the healthcare system and community in matters relating to mental health.

Community Fund Québec 2019

Association des familles de personnes assassinées ou disparues (AFPAD) — Montréal, QC

AFPAD will use the donation from Bell Let’s Talk for a pilot project to create support group workshops led by a social worker for bereaved family and friends after a traumatic death. This new support group adapted to traumatic grief will help participants fully address their grief and empower themselves to avoid or better manage the symptoms of post-traumatic stress arising from a loved one’s violent death.

Community Fund Québec 2019

Au cœur de l'enfance — Montréal, QC

Funding from Bell Let’s Talk will provide individual psychosocial support to women who are experiencing pregnancy in a context of significant socio-economic vulnerability. These mothers, most of whom are from diverse backgrounds, receive support in taking the necessary steps to reduce toxic stressors impacting their mental health and their children’s development.

Community Fund Québec 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

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

Centre de soutien en santé mentale - Montérégie — Longueuil, QC

To fight isolation and boost self-esteem in people affected by a mental illness, this organization has created a singing therapy program with the Les Ritournelles choir. This project will allow participants to become members of the choir and give concerts, particularly in CHSLDs (long-term care homes), hospitals and retirement homes. The choir will help participants create a better social network, improve their physical health and reduce psychological distress.

Community Fund Québec 2019

Centre des jeunes l'Escale — Montréal North, QC

Bell’s donation will be used to support the project Ma Vie en premier (MVP), an initiative of the Centre des jeunes l’Escale in partnership with two Montréal North high schools which started in 2014. MVP is integrated into the school curriculum and will help 30 students ages 14 to 16, per school, with serious academic and behavioural difficulties associated with violence and the consumption of psychotropic substances. The project will help young students adopt a healthy lifestyle and prosocial behaviours, particularly empathy, self-esteem and stress management, to contribute to their physical and mental well-being.

Community Fund Québec 2019

Centre Le Rucher, traitement des dépendances — Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures, QC

Funds from Bell Let’s Talk will be used to develop a community garden that will add an innovative seasonal component to the existing therapeutic programs offered by the organization. This activity will encourage participants to develop new skills under professional supervision with the support of peers.

Community Fund Québec 2019

Centre prévention suicide du KRTB — Kamouraska/Rivière-du-Loup/Témiscouata/Basques, QC

The donation from Bell Let’s Talk will allow the organization to hire a field social worker dedicated to helping farmers and their families reduce psychological distress, take better care of themselves and their mental health and ultimately help them prevent suicidal thoughts. By visiting farmers and their families, the social worker will be able to reach more people in distress and over the long term, reduce the number of suicides in this population.

Community Fund Québec 2019

D’un couvert à l’autre — Longueuil, QC

With funding from Bell Let’s Talk, 50 people living with schizophrenia will give 60 talks to social work students in 12 CEGEPs. These discussions and the preparations that precede them will allow DCL’s participants to actualize their situation by sharing their experiences, success stories and strategies for preventing relapses in small groups. The project will benefit both the participants and students in the process of becoming psychosocial workers.

Community Fund Québec 2019

Dr. Clown Foundation — Montréal, QC

With Bell Let’s Talk funding, the therapeutic clowns from the Dr. Clown Foundation, trained in mental health, will visit youth at the Centre Jeunesse Montréal who have suffered psychological trauma and mental health challenges. Interactions with the Dr. Clown artists encourages young people to make progress in the treatment provided by caregivers. Meeting the clowns also helps to relieve some of the stress, depression and anxiety that come with placement and builds resilience and both social and adaptation skills.

Community Fund Québec 2019

École nationale d’apprentissage par la marionnette (ÉNAM) — Chicoutimi, QC

Bell’s support will help encourage recovery for people with mental health issues through performing arts and puppetry shows. The shows will be presented by participants and will help to counter mental health-related stigma.

Community Fund Québec 2019

En Marge 12-17 — Montréal, QC

En Marge 12-17 is a group home offering shelter to youth living on the streets and in very precarious situations. The organization will use Bell’s donation to offer 20 extra hours per week of one-on-one counselling, to support marginalised young people ages 16 to 21 who are in situations of distress. Delivered by a social worked, this project will help youth to make psychologically healthy life choices, build positive and trustworthy relationships with adults and eventually get off the streets with a life project.

Community Fund Québec 2019

Entraide Mauricie-Centre-du-Québec pour hommes agressés sexuellement dans l’enfance (EMPHASE) - Trois-Rivières, QC

Bell’s donation will be used to offer peer support-group workshops to at least 50 men. The project will offer men a secure and confidential place where they can share their experiences and struggles, and develop adaptation skills.

Community Fund Québec 2019