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

1,000

Community Fund grants

$32 million in funding

Young Canadians

$3.9 million in funding

Indigenous communities

$2.4 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

$17 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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Aunt Leah’s Place - New Westminster, BC

The Link: Mental Health Supports for Youth from Care program is a collaboration between Aunt Leah’s Place and the Dan’s Legacy Foundation. The project will expand on-site mental health supports at Aunt Leah’s Youth Hub Resource Centre in Vancouver to 168 at-risk youth either in care or aging out of care. Bell Let’s Talk funding will support clinical counselling staff salaries to provide virtual, in-person, and off-site socially distanced counselling.

Community Fund British Columbia 2021

Borderline Personality Disorder Society of BC - North Saanich (C.-B.)

The COVID-19 crisis has amplified the pre-existing risk of death by suicide in the highly marginalized borderline personality disorder population. The organization will implement a 16-week community Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) program which includes a weekly virtual two-hour skills group, a one-hour consultation team meeting, and 10-minute crisis calls as needed for 40 clients. The facilitators themselves have lived experience and advanced comprehensive DBT training.

Community Fund British Columbia 2021

Canadian Mental Health Association Kelowna Branch - Kelowna, BC

With Bell’s funding, CMHA Kelowna will implement a Virtual Peer Support project that will expand existing Discovery College (based on the Recovery College model) programming by adding a virtual component. Programming will include boundary setting, communication skills, understanding helpful relationships, goal setting, mental health literacy, facilitation skills, and Indigenous cultural competencies. The programming will be offered as a new stream of the existing Discovery College courses.

Community Fund British Columbia 2021

MOSAIC

The Newcomer Wellness Hub Project supports the mental health and overall well-being of approximately 200 newcomers, immigrants and refugees with multilingual clinical counselling sessions for families, youth and seniors in the Metro Vancouver and Fraser Valley area.

Diversity Fund British Columbia 2021

South Island Counselling - Victoria, BC

Community members of all ages who are struggling with high levels of anxiety, stress and depression due to isolation and loneliness, financial pressures, and fear of COVID-19 impacting themselves or loved ones need help. Bridging the Gap to Affordable Mental Health Care is a project that will provide subsidized counselling for up to 12 months to low-income and marginalized populations with financial needs.

Community Fund British Columbia 2021

Take a Hike Foundation - Vancouver, BC

Take a Hike is a mental health and emotional well-being program that embeds full-time clinical counsellors in a school setting to help vulnerable youth ages 15-18 to overcome barriers and achieve success in school and life. With Bell Let’s Talk funding, a registered clinical counsellor will provide individual, group, and family sessions addressing a wide variety of mental health needs to 140 youth.

Community Fund British Columbia 2021