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

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

Montréal organizations delivering mental health services to homeless people

A $300,000 donation to Accueil Bonneau, Welcome Hall Mission and the Old Brewery Mission will support the organizations' work caring for those coping with homelessness in Montréal.

Major gifts 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

Université du Québec à Montréal

A $500,000 donation to the Centre for Research and Intervention on Suicide, Ethical Issues and End-of-Life Practices (CRISE) at the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) will be used to develop a first of its kind project aimed at preventing suicide by making optimal use of today’s digital communications tools.

Major gifts Québec 2019