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.


Total number of interactions



to mental health initiatives


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


Canadians with access to mental health services

$13 million

in Community Fund grants


crisis and distress

line users


children & youth reached


Canadians supported

through technology-based mental health programs


trained staff and volunteers


military families helped

through the Bell True Patriot Love Fund


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

since Bell Let’s Talk began

* Infographics representative of 2010-2021

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

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

Immigrant & Refugee Community Organization of Manitoba (IRCOM) – Winnipeg, MB

Bell Let’s Talk funding will allow the organization to create a cross-cultural mental health awareness and navigation project for 150 newcomer youth in Winnipeg. The project will include mental health discussion sessions incorporated into after school programming and structured sessions led by in-house educators and guest speakers. Also, a youth leadership group will attend a mental health first aid course, after which they will provide support to their peers.

Community Fund Prairies 2020

Integrated Youth Services (IYS) Hubs Manitoba

A $1 million donation through the Bell-Graham Boeckh Foundation partnership will support the expansion integrated youth services (IYS) hubs in Manitoba. Through the initiative, three additional youth hub sites will be established in the province, bringing together mental health care, addiction services, primary care, peer support and other social services in a youth-friendly, ‘one-stop-shop’ model.

Major gifts Prairies 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

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

Peguis Foundation

Bell Let's Talk supports at-risk youth in Peguis First Nation with the Bell Spirit and the Land Excursion Camp. Bell Let's Talk announced a donation of $110,000 to the Peguis Foundation and SunLodge Village to support a 4-season land-based traditional wellness program for at-risk youth in Peguis First Nation.

Major gifts Prairies 2020

Pembina Counselling Centre – Morden, MB

Bell Let’s Talk funding will provide a sliding fee scale so that clients can access counselling services despite financial concerns. The program will allow a further 250 clients to be served in addition to the Centre’s 500 existing clients.

Community Fund Prairies 2020