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

82%

of Canadians reported believing attitudes about mental illness have changed for the better

since Bell Let’s Talk began

* Infographics representative of 2010-2022

Find out where the funds go

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Centre de pédiatrie sociale de Lévis – Lévis, QC

The Centre de pédiatrie sociale de Lévis is a child-centred comprehensive health approach based on prevention and education with families in at-risk settings. Bell Let’s Talk funding will pay for the addition of a specialized mental health resource to equip the team of social workers to intervene and support the needs of the 670 children confronted with mental health issues, living in highly vulnerable environments.

Community Fund Québec 2020

Centre de pédiatrie sociale de Québec – Québec, QC

The donation from Bell Let’s Talk will allow the Centre to expand its art therapy workshops to a greater number of children and adolescents. The grant will enable the art therapist/counsellor to offer art therapy workshops to 20 children with one-on-one sessions once a week for 12 months. The objective is to develop each child’s resilience, self-esteem, and better mental health and behaviours at school and at home.

Community Fund Québec 2020

Centre de pédiatrie sociale Laval – Laval, QC

The donation from Bell Let’s Talk will fund the salary of an art therapist for new workshops designed to help at-risk children up to 14 years old living in low-income housing in Laval. The project targets children that are diagnosed with an anxiety disorder or living with a parent with mental health issues or that have suffered major trauma after having recently emigrated from a foreign country. The art-therapy groups will benefit 24 children over a period of 33 weeks.

Community Fund Québec 2020

Centre de Prévention du Suicide de Senneterre – Senneterre, QC

Funding from Bell Let’s Talk will allow the organization to hire an additional resource for a suicide prevention project. The goal is to get people out of isolation through organized activities to avoid suicidal thoughts and to improve their quality of life and thus change their outlook on life. This project will increase the number of wellness activities that are offered twice a week to five times a week and will benefit 60 individuals that already use their services or that are referred to them.

Community Fund Québec 2020

Centre de Rétablissement le Renfort – Alma, QC

The donation from Bell Let’s Talk will support a project that aims to inform, educate, and empower more than 300 youth between 10 and 17 years old, who find themselves in a void for finding mental health services in the Saguenay region. The funds will pay the salary of a social worker who will help via group workshops, discussions, and awareness events in primary and secondary schools, youth centres, and at other events like summer festivals. Youth will be able to ask questions, find out about available services, and be referred as needed.

Community Fund Québec 2020

Centre Inter-Section – Gatineau, QC

Centre Inter-Section will offer a new individualized physical activity program supported by a nurse kinesiologist for patients with severe mental health issues who have become inactive. The project rethinks the way physical activity programs are managed, using individualized approaches, social support, gradual change, and active participation as guiding principles at the heart of the program that will support 125 people. The funding will also support a transfer of knowledge and training plan for one counsellor to maintain the service in the future.

Community Fund Québec 2020

Centre prévention suicide Faubourg – Saint-Jérôme, QC

In response to growing demands, the Bell Let’s Talk funding will be used to hire an additional suicide crisis counsellor to improve waiting times for bereavement support meetings. This will enable the organization to maintain these services free of charge 24 hours a day, seven days a week for approximately 8,000 people living in the Laurentian region.

Community Fund Québec 2020

Cercle des 4 vents – Montréal, QC

Bell Let’s Talk funding will support an ongoing program of drama therapy with animal assistance workshops for 48 youth between the ages of two and 30 who are survivors of abuse and who struggle with violent impulses against themselves and/or others. The funding will be used to purchase art equipment, music instruments, and books to use by 48 participants during the 12 workshops taking place at Ferme L’Auteuilloise in Laval.

Community Fund Québec 2020

Childreach – London, ON

Childreach’s Mother Reach program is a free, weekly, drop-in support group that accepts all mothers who are experiencing symptoms of perinatal mood and anxiety disorder. The group provides opportunities for peer connection and support, professionally facilitated conversations, referrals and recommendations to mental health agencies and other services, and quality care for children. Bell Let’s Talk funding will build capacity by doubling the program facilitation from one staff to two, impacting more than 100 mothers and families.

Community Fund Ontario 2020

Children’s Mental Health of Leeds and Grenville – Brockville, ON

Partnering with the Rural Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Support Network to support children, youth, and families dealing with a dual diagnosis of mental health and FASD, the funding will help ensure that parents and caregivers are equipped with the knowledge and coping mechanisms for them and their child. Training will be in the form of Mental Health First Aid and peer support facilitation. Additional funds will be used to support therapies to best meet clients’ needs such as art, music , and equine therapy. These alternative therapies are fun, community-building activities that often develop positive mental health for the entire family.

Community Fund Ontario 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

Cirque Hors Piste – Montréal, QC

Cirque Hors-Piste will use the Bell Let’s Talk grant to put in place a five-month project for 45 young people from Montréal, Kuujjuaq, and Igloolik living with mental health issues, an experience to take part in a collaborative circus creation process during which they will prepare a performance together. The project consists of eight social circus workshops that will enable local outreach teams to build trust with hard-to-reach youth, set social goals with each one, and help them develop life skills towards physical and mental well-being.

Community Fund Québec 2020

CMHA Central Alberta – Red Deer, AB

The Canadian Mental Health Association in Central Alberta promotes community wellness, supporting people with mental illness, brain injury, and addictions. Based on community needs, the systems navigation/crisis counsellor team provides 450 people hands-on assistance and short-term planning and support through interim crises such as helping with paperwork or appeals, court or medical appointments, housing/landlord issues, as well as many other needs.

Community Fund Prairies 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

Community Care Durham – Port Perry, ON

Community Care Durham is dedicated to providing care and support to adults and their caregivers who have needs related to aging, mental health, and maintaining their independence at home. The funding from Bell Let’s Talk will allow the creation of telephone support groups aimed at adults who require social and emotional supports and services.

Community Fund Ontario 2020