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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Fondation du centre hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal (CHUM) — Montréal, QC

Art therapy workshops in the CHUM psychiatry unit in collaboration with “Les Impatients” will be offered thanks to funding from Bell Let’s Talk. At least 72 patients per year treated in the hospital’s psychiatry department will benefit from these workshops. Their positive impact will include reduced isolation and hospitalization, and improved health and self-confidence.

Community Fund Québec 2019

Fondation Pinel — Montréal, QC

Bell’s funding will be used to hire a peer helper who will become an important player in recovery by using experiential knowledge to support institutionalized patients suffering from severe mental illness. The goal is to not only offer support and information on their condition, but also to help inspire them and serve as a role model. The peer helper will also play an important role in helping the clinical team by supporting their work and improving interventions.

Community Fund Québec 2019

Fondation pour l’art thérapeutique et l’art brut au Québec (Les Impatients) — Montréal, QC

The grant from Bell Let’s Talk Community Fund will be used to create a comic book workshop for young people ages 18 to 24 struggling with severe and persistent mental health issues. Besides giving young participants access to new artistic techniques, the workshop will boost self-esteem and encourage social integration.

Community Fund Québec 2019

Fondation Santé Baie des Chaleurs — Maria, QC

Intended for adults and adolescents struggling with mental health problems, this new project will make it possible to hire a Therapeutic Activities Coordinator for inpatients and outpatients with the goal of facilitating and accelerating the recovery period and avoiding relapses. The coordinator will also train outpatient clinic staff members in setting up structured therapeutic recreational activities in other cities of the Gaspésie–Îles-de-la-Madeleine region, which encompasses a population of over 35,000 people.

Community Fund Québec 2019

Fondation Santé Bécancour-Nicolet-Yamaska — Nicolet, QC

The Fondation will work in collaboration with two community organizations in the region, La Chrysalide and La Traverse du Sentier, to set up mental health self-management workshops for persons living with anxiety disorders and depression. The workshops will be delivered over a 10-week period, at a frequency of one course per week. Participants will apply what they have learned to their daily lives through small homework assignments and awareness building to better understand their own dynamics.

Community Fund Québec 2019

Fondation Tel-Jeunes — Montréal, QC

To help young people better understand the various issues around mental health, the Fondation Tel-Jeunes will use Bell’s donation to develop a series of video clips answering the mental health questions Tel-Jeunes receives most often via text or chat, including those about suicidal thoughts, stress, performance anxiety, depression and managing emotions. These clips will be broadcast on social media, YouTube and the Tel-Jeunes website.

Community Fund Québec 2019

Fondation Vivre Ensemble — Montréal , QC

Funding from Bell Let’s Talk will be support 10 months of monthly canine therapy workshops aimed at reducing anxiety and developing better social skills, empathy and self-control for vulnerable people. Participants will include young people, the elderly, adults and disabled people living in social housing. The workshops will be given by professional animal-assisted therapists.

Community Fund Québec 2019

Friends for Mental Health — Beaconsfield, QC

In order to meet the high demand for free bilingual services for families that have a loved one with a mental health disorder, Bell’s donation will be used to expand the existing counselling and psychosocial support services. This project will allow the organization to hire a full-time psychosocial worker, increase the hours of one-on-one counselling offered in the daytime and add an extra evening to the existing schedule.

Community Fund Québec 2019

Grands Frères Grandes Soeurs de Trois-Rivières — Trois-Rivières, QC

The organization will use Bell’s donation to extend its mentorship program—for children ages 6 to 12 from foster homes and single-parent families with a mental health diagnosis of anxiety—to a greater number of elementary schools. Supervised by two social workers, the program will help the children make friends and reach their full potential.

Community Fund Québec 2019

Havre du Fjord — Jonquière, QC

Le Havre du Fjord will use Bell Let’s Talk funding to set up a new clinical recovery program designed to help young people ages 12 to 18 with mental health and addiction problems. The program is aimed at improving accessibility to the Havre du Fjord’s services by implementing Portage’s accessibility model, “L’amélioration de la qualité de l’accès aux services jeunesses en toxicomanie au Québec” (Improving the quality of access to youth addiction services in Québec), and will help the organization to improve youths’ prognosis for recovery.

Community Fund Québec 2019

Hébergement Maison de la Paix — Longueuil, QC

The Maison de la Paix offers temporary community housing services to adolescents in recovery, women in difficulty and young men ages 18 to 35 returning to school. The organization will use funding from Bell Let’s Talk to offer continuing education over a 12-month period, through the Institute Victoria, to better equip its 12 social workers to support their clients with mental health issues. The coaching and new training tools will have a positive and direct impact on interventions with, and the recovery of residents.

Community Fund Québec 2019

Interligne — Montréal, QC

Interligne, an organization that offers 24/7 support to LGBTQ+ people and their loved ones, will use Bell’s donation to offer 3 two-day “Livingwork” training sessions to its 20 professionals and 60 helpline volunteers. This training will better equip them to handle calls from people in distress or harbouring suicidal thoughts.

Community Fund Québec 2019

Juvénat de Desbiens — Desbiens, QC

Funding from Bell Let’s Talk will support the creation of a new entrepreneurial workshop/work project for participants with mental health issues, combining art and contact with nature. Through this mini social economy enterprise, participants will produce calendars and print products with images promoting balanced health. Participants will use their own photography of the organization’s 45 acres of trails and woods, creating a product from start to finish, in a healthy and friendly environment to help them on the road to recovery.

Community Fund Québec 2019

Katimavik — Montréal, QC

Over 130 young people in the Katimavik program will receive SafeTALK mental health first aid training and Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST). The training will be offered to young people ages 16 to 25 from 6 communities across the country where they volunteer, enabling them to identify and intervene with people at risk. Focused on diversity and equity, the majority of the participants will be from Indigenous, ethno-cultural or the LGBTQ communities.

Community Fund Québec 2019

L'Autre Rive — Sherbrooke, QC

L’autre-Rive is a community organization serving people with panic disorders, agoraphobia, social phobias and other anxiety disorders. The funding offered by Bell Let’s Talk will be used for teaching workshops on how to live with social anxiety and generalized anxiety. In addition to overcoming participants’ isolation, the workshops will be aimed at helping them discover meaningful ways to advance in the recovery process.

Community Fund Québec 2019