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.

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. For more information, click here.

Small action. Big impact.

1,168,302,700

Total number of interactions

$108,415,135

committed

to mental health initiatives

775

Community Fund grants

$20.8 million in funding

Children & Youth

$2.7 million in funding

Indigenous communities

$2.1 million in funding

Military family support

Bell Let’s Talk has partnered with more than 1,100 organizations who have supported over

3,806,409

Canadians with access to mental health services

$13 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

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