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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Fondation équilibre Saguenay-Lac-St-Jean - Saguenay, QC

The project Transitional Space promotes psychosocial rehabilitation and reduces stigma for youth with mental health problems through arts. Bell Let’s Talk funding will help hire and train two local artists and two clinical coaches who will host weekly sessions to help 60 youth with mental health challenges and their parents.

Community Fund Québec 2021

Fondation Institut de gériatrie de Montréal - Montréal, QC

Throughout the COVID-19 crisis, the mental health and well-being of seniors has been negatively impacted. The Geriatric Hospital Foundation of Montréal wants to offer individual sessions from a geriatric psychotherapist to 200 seniors staying in the Geriatric University Institute in Montréal and train health care staff on the psychological aspect of aging.

Community Fund Québec 2021

Fondation Jeunes en Tête - Montréal, QC

For more than 22 years, the Fondation Jeunes en Tête has been preventing psychological distress in young people aged 11 to 18. Bell's donation will allow the Foundation to continue holding mental health awareness workshops for more than 50,000 high school students in 17 administrative regions of Québec, either virtually or in the classroom. The workshops help to de-stigmatize mental illness, raise awareness and provide tools to increase resiliency in the face of life's challenges, as well as give school personnel the opportunity to provide early intervention.

Community Fund Québec 2021

Fondation Marie-Vincent - Montréal, QC

Fondation Marie-Vincent supports sexually and physically abused children and teens by providing them with the services they need. Their organization has a multidisciplinary team including police, doctors and psychotherapists to help victims of sexual violence. They currently have more than 500 youth on their waiting list for therapy who typically wait two years to be admitted. With their Bell Let’s Talk grant, they will hire a counsellor and offer access to a year-long group therapy program for 48 youth and their families.

Community Fund Québec 2021

Fondation Santé Gatineau - Gatineau, QC

With this Community Fund grant, Pierre-Janet Psychiatric Hospital aims to improve the mental health of its patients by developing an outdoor space including a therapeutic walking path and a multi-sports field. Along the way, there will be different stations dedicated to physical activities or animation.

Community Fund Québec 2021

Friends for Mental Health - Beaconsfield, QC

Friends for Mental Health’s project will provide approximately 1,500 family members from diverse cultural communities living with mental health disorders with services and support in their language. The funds will be used to hire a part-time intercultural psychosocial counsellor and a translator/interpreter, and to adapt and translate online training materials.

Community Fund Québec 2021

Groupe IMAGE - Ville-Marie, QC

Groupe IMAGE offers intervention and shelter services for men from disadvantaged socio-economic backgrounds struggling with mental health problems and addictions, and their families. Their project Second Souffle aims to build four low-rent houses and give access to psychosocial counselling to eight men who will stay there for one to five years.

Community Fund Québec 2021

Hébergement L’Entre-Deux - Longueuil, QC

Hébergement L’Entre-Deux is an established intervention house with accommodation for women suffering from depression and personality disorders. With Bell Let’s Talk funding, they aim to provide training in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) to their team of 20 caregivers. They will be better equipped to help the 30 women living in the intervention house and 40 women in external clinics learn and refine skills to change their behavioural, emotional, and cognitive patterns related to life difficulties.

Community Fund Québec 2021

Interligne - Montréal, QC

Centre Interligne is a helpline offering support to people identifying with sexual and gender diversity. Their project Counselling for LGBTQ will allow them to offer continuous support through an online counselling service for people from the LGBTQ+ communities across Québec. This service will include a needs analysis, recommendations, and accompaniment if needed.

Community Fund Québec 2021

Katimavik Youth Services - Montréal, QC

Katimavik Youth Services empower and develop youth through a volunteering program in Indigenous communities. Groups of 11 youth from 17 to 25 years old will spend five months living together in the Katimavik house in each region while volunteering in two different Indigenous communities in Canada. Bell funds will be used to provide Mental Health First Aid certification training for 136 youth volunteers and ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training) for six project leaders to help the volunteers and staff identify and intervene with those at risk of suicide. They will also update an app to help youth find local mental health resources in each of the 12 communities they support.

Community Fund Québec 2021

L’Art-Rivé, centre de jour de Rivière-des-Prairies - Montréal, QC

L’Art-Rivé is an organization helping individuals with transient or persistent mental health challenges. Through in-person and virtual workshops three times per week, l’Art-Rive plans to support 200 individuals by helping them reduce their anxiety.

Community Fund Québec 2021

L’Envol SRT - Gatineau, QC

L’Envol SRT’s mission is to promote access to training and improve career and education skills for adults who have experienced mental health difficulties. Currently only offering individual work reintegration counselling, the pilot project Prepare for a Successful Return to Work will help the organization expand their capacity for 200 individuals by creating a six-week group training program and a guide to help individuals living with mental health challenges go back to work, manage their anxiety and improve their communication skills.

Community Fund Québec 2021

L’Étoile, pédiatrie sociale en communauté du Haut-Richelieu - Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, QC

L’Étoile is a social pediatric centre in Haut-Richelieu that offers social pediatrics services to children ages zero to 18 years old. Their project Mind and Body Therapy provides art therapy, music therapy, pet therapy, and adventure therapy to children experiencing complex psychological trauma and helps reduce the effects of toxic stresses, depression, and anxiety. With Bell funds, they will hire five certified therapists who will offer 36 weeks of therapy to 50 kids.

Community Fund Québec 2021

La fondation Ma vie en main - Granby, QC

La fondation Ma vie en main is an organization offering professional and lifestyle integration programs for people living with severe and persistent mental health problems. This project aims to reorganize and expand their woodworking shop and increase capacity to train more members in their carpentry program. Participants are referred by the hospital and benefit from the presence of a specialist. This project will help 250 participants to be empowered, learn a new skill, find a job, or become volunteers to help others.

Community Fund Québec 2021

La Maison 100 Limites - Laval, QC

Maison 100 Limites offers emotional and social rehabilitation for people with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). Bell funds will help pay for the salary of a certified peer support expert to facilitate 10 different group workshops on stress management, anxiety, healthy lifestyle, and mental health in the workplace, and offer individual support for 160 participants with BPD.

Community Fund Québec 2021