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

78%

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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Maison l’Éclaircie de Montréal – Montréal, QC

Maison L’Éclaircie is an alternative community organization offering housing, clinical, and psychosocial follow-up for people with severe mental health issues requiring 24/7 supervised apartments. This project focuses on offering 32 residents a series of activities to reduce isolation and promote social integration with activities like focusing on food security, physical fitness, and socialization as the main areas of intervention.

Community Fund Québec 2020

Maison RadoActif – Montréal, QC

For more than 20 years, RadoActif has been a positive living environment where teens socialize and are in contact with qualified professionals. The donation from Bell Let’s Talk will cover most of the salary of an additional counsellor in the psychosocial assistance services for 30 adolescents between the age of 12 and 18 years old. This project offers voluntarily psychological support to adolescents and fills a gap of services in the greater Montréal area outside of the public system hours, since the Maison RadoActif is open after school and evenings.

Community Fund Québec 2020

Maison Réalité – Gatineau, QC

The mission of Maison Réalité is to enable adults with mental health issues to recover and realize their full potential through personalized, strength-based support. It plans to expand the offer of the J’Avance self-management workshops for depression, bipolar disorder, and self-management in the Workplace. The contribution from Bell Let’s Talk will enable La Maison de la Réalité to offer J'Avance workshops to 60 additional people.

Community Fund Québec 2020

Maskwacis Mobile Mental Health Inc. – Maskwacis, AB

The Indigenous mobile mental health team provides culturally specific mental health services to the Maskwacis territory for Cree peoples. The services include a 24-hour hotline, crisis intervention and management, community mental health training, referrals, and mobile response. The services and training bridge a clinical western approach with Indigenous Cree land-based practice in collaboration with elders, knowledge keepers, traditional healers, social workers, and nurses.

Community Fund Prairies 2020

Massey Centre – Toronto, ON

Massey Centre is an infant and early childhood mental health organization which supports pregnant and parenting adolescents, aged 13 to 25 and their babies. The project will build staff capacity to intervene and treat the young adolescent mothers with mental health concerns such as post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, and depression, as well as more complex challenges such as borderline personality disorder.

Community Fund Ontario 2020

Médecins du Monde Canada – Montréal, QC

The donation from Bell Let’s Talk will pay the salaries for Médecins du Monde’s psychologists to meet with 150 marginalized individuals directly at the different Montréal shelters where they seek refuge and feel most comfortable. A team of 10 psychologists will provide 1500 hours of direct consultations per year.

Community Fund Québec 2020

Mental Health Foundation – Edmonton, AB

Bell Let’s Talk funding will allow the hiring of a peer support worker at the newly opened Access 24/7 Addiction and Mental Health Centre. The Centre is a centrally located, welcoming space for those looking for mental health support in the Greater Edmonton Area. Peer support workers compliment a multidisciplinary team, providing client-focused, recovery-based, and culturally appropriate care to those who seek services within the mental healthcare system.

Community Fund Prairies 2020

Milieu d’Intervention et de Thérapie en Agression Sexuelle (MITAS) – Joliette, QC

The mission of MITAS is to reduce the impact of sexual assault on underage victims by providing supportive and therapeutic relationship services. The contribution from Bell Let’s Talk will finance the salary of an additional counsellor with a therapeutic dog. This project will help 25 children who are victims of sexual abuse as well as helping men who were sexually assaulted as children.

Community Fund Québec 2020

Minwaashin Lodge: Indigenous Women’s Support Centre – Ottawa, ON

This social service agency serves First Nations, Inuit, and Metis women, their children, and families, within Ottawa and surrounding rural communities. The funding will allow them to hire a part-time Indigenous youth mental wellness counsellor to provide culturally based counselling services to Indigenous youth between the age of 16 and 25 years old. The counsellor will offer weekly and bi-weekly appointments in person and by phone and will make referrals to complimentary healing and wellness programs including substance use treatment centres.

Community Fund Ontario 2020

Mon shack... Mes choix... Mon avenir ! (Mon Shack) – Sherbrooke, QC

The Bell Let’s Talk donation will provide psychosocial support and encourage recovery and autonomy for 105 young adults between 18 and 35 years old with mental health issues living at Mon Shack’s supervised apartments in a bilingual and stimulating environment in the Estrie region. Individual consultation and adapted follow-ups will enable each person to set objectives, get support, prevent relapse, and help with social reintegration.

Community Fund Québec 2020

NEED2 Suicide Prevention Education & Support – Victoria, BC

This project will further develop and expand the Youthspace.ca suicide prevention chat and text follow-up service. Follow-ups are calls or texts to young people who have contacted Youthspace with suicidal thoughts. The follow-ups review safety plans, assess further risk and coping strategies, and provide emotional support for 180 youth in the Greater Victoria region.

Community Fund British Columbia 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

Noah’s House Mental Health Foundation Inc. – Windsor, ON

Noah’s House was started in memory of Noah Butcher-Hagell after he lost his struggle with mental illness. Noah’s House is focused on the safety of everyone using the drop-in centre, and they will train members of the organization in non-violent crisis intervention to ensure the safety of both clients and staff.

Community Fund Ontario 2020

North Eastern Ontario Family and Children’s Services (NEOFACS) – Timmins, ON

NEOFACS is an integrated agency providing child and youth mental health services to children and youth and their families in the district of Cochrane and Timiskaming. Their client-responsive programs and services include intervention, public education, prevention, and support services. The Bell Let’s Talk funds will be used to train 29 frontline child and youth mental health staff to deliver Theraplay®, a child and family therapy to support healthy child/caregiver attachment.

Community Fund Ontario 2020

North End Community Health Centre – Halifax, NS

The North End Community Health Centre was established in 1971 in response to an absence of primary health care and other health services in Halifax’s North End. The Pause Mental Health Walk-In clinic provides community members access to a 45-minute counselling session on a first-come, first-served basis. Bell Let’s Talk funding will enable the Centre to expand the services and hours offered in north end community.

Community Fund Atlantic 2020