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

360Kids Support Services – Markham, ON

360Kids provides a full complement of programs and services aimed at assisting at-risk youth. With the contribution from Bell Let’s Talk, counsellors and front-line staff will allowed to attend workshops on mental health and addictions, working with transgender youth, trauma-informed counselling, depression and bipolar disorder.

Community Fund Ontario 2020

A & O: Support Services for Older Adults – Winnipeg, MB

A & O’s Senior Centre Without Walls program offers free educational and recreational programming, such as art and music therapy to 350 socially isolated older adults in their homes via teleconferencing. With Bell Let’s Talk funding, A & O will be able to enhance this program by providing a 15-week workshop for individuals coping with hoarding behaviour.

Community Fund Prairies 2020

Abri de la Rive-Sud – Longueuil, QC

L’Abri de la Rive-Sud is a mixed housing service for homeless women and men to help them get off the streets and enable them to take control of their lives and assume their rightful place in the community. The funding from Bell Let’s Talk will be used to hire a resource to establish better practices and tools that include a mental health component to offer appropriate services to 600 people.

Community Fund Québec 2020

Accès PSY – Québec, QC

The donation from Bell Let’s Talk will facilitate access to psychological services for at least 40 people from low-income families who do not have the means to access psychological services offered in the private sector. The funding will also make it possible to expand services to new remote geographic areas in Québec, namely Northern Québec, Abitibi, and Gaspésie. Sessions are offered with a 40% to 70% reduction of regular rates, depending on the persons income.

Community Fund Québec 2020

Algoma Family Services – Sault Ste. Marie, ON

Algoma Family Services is a provider of specialized mental health treatment and support services for children, adolescents, adults, and families in the District of Algoma. The City of Sault Ste. Marie is developing four youth hubs located in high-risk areas that will reach a vulnerable population. These new hubs provide the opportunity to reach youth in drop-in settings by having counsellors on-site during program times. The project will allow the organization to respond to 200 youth requiring immediate service through the use of solution-focused single therapy sessions.

Community Fund Ontario 2020

Alternative Naissance – Montréal, QC

Alternative Naissance has been offering activities and services aimed at humanizing birth and supporting families during the perinatal period. The funding will enable postpartum meetings to support and soothe parents experiencing perinatal bereavement or a difficult delivery for 38 new mothers and their spouses. Meetings will consist of 10 perinatal bereavement support sessions and three series of 12 meetings for difficult childbirth reaching 50 women per year.

Community Fund Québec 2020

AQPAMM : Association québécoise des parents et amis de la personne atteinte de maladie mentale – Montréal, QC

The contribution from Bell Let’s Talk will be used for the T’as ta place! online tool that aims to attract youth that are caregivers of family members with mental health issues to help them understand the important role they play towards the recovery of their loved ones. The program will support 159 young people who are mental health caregivers for family members and provide same-day psychosocial support via text or in person, online information workshops as well as drama and art therapy workshops on the island of Montréal.

Community Fund Québec 2020

Association québécoise pour la réadaptation psychosociale – Québec, QC

Le Grand Rassemblement Jeunesse en Santé Mentale is a project that focuses on developing a community among youth with mental health difficulties by sharing their experiences. The objective is to expand services in new geographic areas to include larger segments of the youth population. Eighty-five participants from five different regions in Québec will benefit from the program.

Community Fund Québec 2020