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

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

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

Bell Let's Talk Diversity Fund

We have announced the launch of a $5 million #BellLetsTalk Diversity Fund to support the mental health and well-being of Black, Indigenous and People of Colour communities across Canada.

Diversity Fund Québec 2020

Black Creek Community Health Centre – Toronto, ON

The Jane Finch community faces many challenges like poverty, community violence, unemployment, and Anti-Black racism that contributes towards poor mental health outcomes. The Jane Finch Talks Mental Wellbeing program will implement a grassroots approach to mental health by training up to 433 residents in Mental Health First Aid, suicide prevention, and resiliency and self-care. They also intend to train a resident to become a LivingWorks trainer, who can then provide ongoing suicide prevention training to residents.

Community Fund Ontario 2020

Black Youth Helpline

A donation of $250,000 to this volunteer-driven initiative founded in Winnipeg that supports Black youth and their families across Canada with a focus on education, health and community development.

Diversity Fund Ontario 2020

Blue Door Shelters – East Gwillimbury, ON

The largest emergency housing provider in York region, Blue Door provides support to people who are at risk of or experiencing homelessness to obtain and retain affordable housing. Opening Doors will provide long-term lifesaving mental health care for homeless LGBTQ2S+ youth who have faced family conflict, persecution, and trauma. Unique to each youth’s needs, Opening Doors will provide access to bi-weekly one-on-one psychotherapy. Sessions will focus on improving mental health by addressing major concerns for LGBTQ2S+ youth like self-harm, anxiety, depression, PTSD, and eating disorders.

Community Fund Ontario 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

CAMÉÉ – Montréal, QC

The CAMÉÉ will add a new youth program component to existing services that are presently only geared at adults in Montréal North. Bell Let’s Talk funding will be used to furnish and equip an inviting space to help 150 youth from different ethnocultural backgrounds between 18 and 30 years old to take charge of their health at the first signs and manifestations of mental illness. The youth will be accompanied throughout their recovery process using self-management tools for mental health issues such as anxiety or hearing voices.

Community Fund Québec 2020