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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AutonHommie, centre de ressources sur la condition masculine Québec - Québec, QC

AutonHommie is an organization dedicated to supporting men living with challenges. Their project Point of Support will pay the salary of a therapist to offer free individual therapy consultations both in person or online. This will help 100 men leading community organizations and small to medium businesses who do not have access to employee benefits, connect with the mental health support they need.

Community Fund Québec 2021

Carrefour aliénation parentale Québec - Montréal, QC

Carrefour aliénation parentale is an organization that raises awareness on parental alienation and the consequences of this psychological abuse on children. Bell funds will be used to support and accompany 1,000 children and families in situations of parental alienation by hiring a therapist who will provide individual and group counselling. The project also aims to develop online training, intervention tools, and a guide for parents.

Community Fund Québec 2021

Centre d’initiatives pour le développement communautaire l’Unité - Montréal, QC

L’Unité’s mission consists of helping youth and their families from cultural and social communities, primarily newcomers, to integrate into the borough of St-Laurent. Bell Let’s Talk funding will help hire a therapist to support 500 individuals through 20 mental health workshops related to anxiety, depression and suicide.

Community Fund Québec 2021

Centre de pédiatrie sociale Coeur des Laurentides - Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts, QC

Centre de pédiatrie sociale Coeur des Laurentides’ mission is to accompany and support vulnerable children up to 16 years of age. Their project offers once-a-week sports, art therapy, and pet therapy workshops to 75 children from vulnerable backgrounds. Bell funds will be dedicated to hiring two therapists to lead the workshops and provide interventions to develop self-confidence and reduce anxiety.

Community Fund Québec 2021

Centre de Prévention du Suicide Côte-Nord - Baie-Comeau, QC

This organization provides training, suicide awareness activities, and intervention support in Northern Québec. With Bell Let’s Talk funding, they will help prevent suicide and mental distress for 370 individuals by developing a prevention and postvention assessment kit, train 240 sentinels to identify people at risk, and intervene and coach 130 staff members to provide adequate support following a suicide or a traumatic event.

Community Fund Québec 2021

Comité québécois pour les jeunes en difficulté de comportement (CQJDC) - Québec, QC

CQJDC supports children with anxiety problems by training daycare centre educators on how anxiety manifests itself with toddlers and how to help them manage it. With the Community Fund support, they will host 100 training sessions online and in-person for daycare centre staff.

Community Fund Québec 2021

D’main de Femmes - Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, QC

D’main de Femmes’ project consists of creating two discussion groups for 20 women experiencing anxiety, signs of depression, or isolation in order for them to support and help each other while sharing their respective experiences. A community worker will also guide them towards the appropriate mental health resources if needed.

Community Fund Québec 2021

Entraide Mauricie-Centre-du-Québec pour hommes agressés sexuellement dans l’enfance (EMPHASE) - Trois-Rivières, QC

EMPHASE provides mental health support to men sexually assaulted as children. With their Bell Let’s Talk grant, they will hire a therapist who understands the needs of the Indigenous communities in Mauricie. This therapist will host awareness sessions within the four Indigenous communities in the region to reach 200 Indigenous men, and partner with six Friendship Centres to expand their reach and connect with 150 men and their close ones.

Community Fund Québec 2021

Équitation thérapeutique harmony - Mascouche, QC

Équitation thérapeutique harmony is an organization providing therapeutic horseback riding sessions to clients with special needs including mood disorders and other mental health challenges. The project Équi-Elle is a pilot to offer horse-assisted therapy for women victims of violence in order to increase the sense of safety and provide tools to mitigate the consequences of violence. Partnering with women’s shelters in the region and a social worker, they will give 10 group sessions to approximately 40 women over a two-year period.

Community Fund Québec 2021

Expression LaSalle centre communautaire en santé mentale - Lasalle, QC

Expression LaSalle’s project Coping with Loss and Grief: a Creative Arts Approach consists of hiring two creative arts therapists to offer group and individual therapy sessions for 75 individuals on the process of loss and coping with grief. They will use different artistic and theatrical processes, such as storytelling, dramatic enactment, character work, role-play, the creation of masks, puppetry, art and movement in the process.

Community Fund Québec 2021

Fondation David-Chiasson - Montréal, QC

The Fondation builds sobriety houses for men and women with addictions and mental health and behavioural challenges. Replicating the Oxford House model, they are opening three new houses which will support 90 residents annually. Bell funds will go towards hiring a peer support manager, the liaison between the residents and a network of 12 clinic and therapy centres that referred the participants.

Community Fund Québec 2021

Fondation de l’Hôpital du Suroît - Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, QC

Since 1988, the foundation has been working to promote, improve and contribute to the health and well-being of the population served by the Suroît Hospital, located in Montérégie-Ouest. With Bell Let’s Talk funding, they will open a community mental health clinic next to their emergency shelter which supports a variety of clients including those who are refugees and homeless. A community medicine team with physicians will screen and provide mental health and addictions support to 1,500 homeless people.

Community Fund Québec 2021

Fondation de l’Hôpital régional de Saint-Jérôme - Saint-Jérôme, QC

The project Les Impatients is a 40-week-long art-therapy group program aiming to help up to 48 individuals with severe mental health problems break isolation, reduce anxiety and increase self-esteem. The participants are referred and followed by psychiatrists during the program.

Community Fund Québec 2021

Fondation Dépendances Montréal - Montréal, QC

The Fondation aims to ensure that all people who live with addiction have free access to quality rehabilitation services. The project Intensive Training in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) will help 370 people with current mental health and addiction disorders by training five mental health workers in DBT who will in return also train their peers to sustain the project.

Community Fund Québec 2021

Fondation Des Petits Coeurs Rieurs - Shawinigan, QC

The Fondation’s mission is to promote education by offering a program aimed at teaching children and youth to discover and manage their emotions. Their project is to digitize their emotional and social education program to make it available free of charge to all elementary schools in Québec. This program includes training for school staff, activities for youth, and a guide for parents.

Community Fund Québec 2021