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

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L'Étoile de Pacho - Réseau d'entraide pour parents d'enfants handicapés — Montréal, QC

Bell’s donation will support a new psychological consultation service for low-income parents of seriously disabled children and children in crisis situations. The possibility of referring these families to professional support free of charge will give the families the help they need to get through a difficult period.

Community Fund Québec 2019

La Fondation québécoise pour les jeunes contrevenants — Montréal, QC

To better support young offenders in Québec in their social reintegration, Bell Let’s Talk funding will support the implementation of a new assessment tool, the “Short-Term Assessment of Risk and Treatability Clinical Guide”, with training offered to case workers and managers in 7 administrative regions in Québec. The project will help in assessing the mental health of young offenders with delinquent behaviour in order to better support them.

Community Fund Québec 2019

La lueur de l’espoir du Bas-Saint-Laurent — Rimouski, QC

Bell’s donation will be used for a new early intervention program that will help protect children living with a family member with a mental illness by offering support to members of the child’s family, such as a parent, uncle, aunt or grandparent, who will be enlisted to apply protective measures ensuring the child’s harmonious development despite their experiences with a loved one affected by a mental health issue.

Community Fund Québec 2019

La Maison de l'Espoir de Mont-Joli — Mont-Joli, QC

Bell’s funding will help secure the position of manager to support the work of a reintegration project at the Le Chiffonnier second-hand store, which has been serving people with mental health issues for more than 25 years. To better equip participants to integrate into society, the manager will work directly with 100 participants over the year to help them manage relationships at work and adopt the right employability skills, and will be available for one-on-one meetings if needed.

Community Fund Québec 2019

La Porte Jaune — Montréal, QC

Funding from Bell Let’s Talk will be used to launch an early intervention project for the elderly. It will involve pairing young volunteers with seniors to prevent the isolation in urban environments experienced by all generations, and to avoid or reduce the symptoms of depression and anxiety for elderly people living at home. The new service will be offered via telephone and is a complement to the visiting service the organization already offers.

Community Fund Québec 2019

Le Mûrier — Montréal, QC

The “Cuisinons ensemble!” project consists of a series of cooking workshops in the homes of over 50 participants to teach them to prepare nutritious meals with what they have at home. The workshops are designed to help people with persistent mental health problems, such as schizophrenia, acquire knowledge in cooking and increase their ability to plan meals, make healthy food choices at a better cost, and try out new recipes.

Community Fund Québec 2019

Le Piolet — Loretteville, QC

Welcoming nearly 400 vulnerable young adults ages 16 to 35 per year, Le Piolet offers an environment that emphasizes diversity and the social integration of young adults with a wide variety of mental health disorders and issues. Bell’s donation will be used to double Le Piolet’s operating hours in order to be more present in workshops and other wellness activities for young people suffering from anxiety disorders.

Community Fund Québec 2019

Le Trait d’Union — Montmagny, QC

The Café Au p’tit Bonheur is a service and work program at the Trait d’Union that offers the population a meeting and discussion place to encourage inclusion and social mixing. Funding from Bell Let’s Talk will be used to hire a psychosocial counsellor dedicated to supporting people who are experiencing severe and persistent mental health issues in their personal and professional integration process.

Community Fund Québec 2019

Les Petits Frères des pauvres — Montréal, QC

The organization is looking to set up a specialized internal consulting group in mental health to offer regular training and ongoing support to its teams of volunteers. The project will better equip and support field teams in coping with the varied and complex situations of elderly people suffering from mental health disorders.

Community Fund Québec 2019

Les toits d’Émile — Châteauguay, QC

In addition to offering people with mental health issues quality, long-term accommodation in the community, Les toits d’Émile will provide them with the support they need to encourage autonomy. Bell’s donation will be used to offer activities and workshops that encourage behavioural adequacy, combat isolation and prevent relapses by creating a social network for a healthier, more stable life.

Community Fund Québec 2019

Maison de la famille Centre de pédiatrie sociale Vallée-de-la-Gatineau — Maniwaki, QC

Further to the introduction of a new pediatric service managed by a doctor and a social worker, Bell’s funding will support a project aimed at giving children with high anxiety symptoms access to sports, cultural and recreational activities to reduce the toxic stress they are experiencing in vulnerable conditions. The benefits of the activities will help children increase their resilience and capacity for adaptation they might not otherwise develop.

Community Fund Québec 2019

Maison Vivre — Desbiens, QC

Bell Let’s Talk funding will be used to offer post-program support for people struggling mainly with depression who have participated in the organization’s intensive day program. The program will help reduce the risk of relapse and help participants still in need of monitoring to reintegrate into society and re-establish their social support networks.

Community Fund Québec 2019

Propulsion Lanaudière — Joliette, QC

Propulsion Lanaudière offers various programs to facilitate access to housing or a supervised apartment for people with mental health issues. Funding from Bell Let’s Talk will be used to hire a social counselor who will help participants maintain their acquired knowledge and avoid losing their homes.

Community Fund Québec 2019

SPOT Clinique communautaire de santé et d'enseignement — Québec City, QC

The mission of the SPOT clinic is to improve the health of people in situations of disenfranchisement, marginalization and vulnerability who are not reached, or inadequately reached, by the public healthcare network. Bell’s donation will be used to hire another psychologist one evening a week for their sixth mobile clinic located at the YWCA in Quebec City, to offer frontline support to vulnerable women.

Community Fund Québec 2019