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.

1,327,476,135

Total number of interactions

$121,373,806.75

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

4,422,134

Canadians with access to mental health services

$13 million

in Community Fund grants

2,354,193

crisis and distress

line users

1,897,883

children & youth reached

804,105

Canadians supported

through technology-based mental health programs

1,461,211

trained staff and volunteers

20,346

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 2010-2021

Atlantic Wellness – Moncton, NB

Bell Let’s Talk funding will enable Atlantic Wellness to operate its same-day mental health clinic pilot project as a permanent clinic. The clinic allows the therapists to deliver immediate access to services when youth and families need it the most. Anyone can access the clinic for up to three 75-minute sessions within a 3 month time period.

Community Fund Atlantic 2020

Brigadoon Village – Halifax, NS

Brigadoon Village is a year-round non-profit recreational facility, designed for children living with health conditions or other life challenges. The funding will support Camp Believe, a week-long camp for 500 kids between 10 and 18 years old who are impacted by a parent or guardian’s mental illness, where kids can create meaningful connections with others who have similar experiences.

Community Fund Atlantic 2020

Canadian Mental Health Association – St. John’s, NL

The Bell Let’s Talk funding will enable CMHA Newfoundland and Labrador to facilitate the health first aid for seniors for 105 participants in St. John’s, Clarenville, and Grand Falls-Windsor. The 14-hour course will train participants to effectively respond to emerging mental health issues or crisis until the situation is resolved, or appropriate treatment is found. Participants would include those who work with seniors, such as informal caregivers, family members, friends, and neighbours.

Community Fund Atlantic 2020

Canadian Red Cross

Bell Let's Talk and the Canadian Red Cross announced a $700,000 donation to help support the mental well-being of Canadians during COVID-19 with a significant expansion of the Friendly Calls program in communities with increased demand for mental health services. As part of a $5 million increase in Bell Let's Talk funding in response to COVID-19 with immediate support for 5 organizations delivering urgent mental health support on the front lines of Canadian communities, the announcement builds on an earlier $250,000 donation to the Canadian Red Cross in March 2020.

Major gifts Atlantic 2020

Choices for Youth – St. John’s, NL

Choices for Youth provides individualized supports for young people in St. John’s. Bell Let’s Talk funding will support the RallyForward program which provides access to affordable housing to 100 at-risk young people between the ages of 16 and 29 years old. With houses spread over the downtown St. John’s area, combined with community partners and private landlords, this program provides supportive housing options, focusing on eviction prevention, case management, and crisis response.

Community Fund Atlantic 2020

CMHA Halifax-Dartmouth Branch – Halifax, NS

Funding from Bell Let’s donation will increase access to the building social connectedness project, a one-to-one and small group mental health social support program for isolated adults living with moderate to severe mental illness. The project will reduce loneliness and social isolation and increase access to social support and mental health care by fostering a sense of belonging, resilience, hope, and wellbeing.

Community Fund Atlantic 2020

East Hants Family Resources Centre – Elmsdale, NS

The East Hants Family Resource Centre is dedicated to nurturing and supporting healthy family life through quality child and family development programs. Bell Let’s Talk funding will allow the creation of Mother’s Wellness 2.0, an eight-week, two-hour support group for up to 10 moms facing stress, anxiety, or depression adjusting to life with a baby in the first year.

Community Fund Atlantic 2020

New Brunswick Association of Fire Chiefs – Dieppe, NB

The New Brunswick Association of Fire Chiefs is the voice of over 5,000 officers and fire fighters within the province of New Brunswick. The Bell Let’s Talk funding will allow the training and implementation of a peer support network for the firefighting community. Twenty firefighters will be trained who will then manage the peer support line. The network will aim to offer 24/7 peer support for firefighters who may be struggling with their mental health.

Community Fund Atlantic 2020