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

Ways Mental Health Support – London, ON

Ways Mental Health Support is an accredited child and youth mental health agency providing housing, counselling, and crisis support for at-risk children and youth in London-Middlesex and Chatham-Kent. Bell Let’s Talk funding will contribute to the creation of an intensive community-based, transitional-age program for youth who lack adequate supports and are transitioning to independence from unstable housing, youth residential services or foster care.

Community Fund Ontario 2020

William Osler Health System Foundation

Bell Let's Talk announced a donation of $420,000 to William Osler Health System (Osler) to support a new repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS) Clinic at Osler's Brampton Civic Hospital. The clinic is part of Osler's innovative Stepped Care Program that provides leading-edge, high-intensity treatment for patients with mental illness.

Major gifts Ontario 2020

Windsor-Essex Therapeutic Riding Association – Essex, ON

The donation from Bell Let’s Talk will bring Equine-Facilitated Psychotherapy (EFP) to 50 first responders living with occupational stress injuries such as post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, and anxiety. EFP is a form of experiential therapy using horses as facilitators for growth and learning. The treatment team consists of a certified equine specialist, a mental health facilitator, and a first responder representative who will apply learned knowledge and experience with the recovery of PTSD.

Community Fund Ontario 2020

Youth Impact Jeunesse – Moncton, NB

The purpose of Youth Impact Jeunesse is to provide quality care and guidance to children and youth between 10 and 24 years of age, with social, emotional, and mental health challenges. The Bell Let’s Talk funds will benefit Youth QUEST, Youth Impact Jeunesses’ youth drop-in centre. The Centre is a one-stop-shop for young people and provides access to basic services such as food, clothing, showers, and laundry. It also offers support with addiction, employment, education, and housing services.

Community Fund Atlantic 2020

YWCA NWT – Yellowknife, NT

Bell Let’s Talk funding will be used to hire and train an in-house mental health support worker who will assist 55 women struggling with mental illness and who are victims of trauma, the majority of whom are Indigenous. The program will provide cultural programming such as beading and talking circles, and facilitate access to community mental health resources.

Community Fund Territories 2020