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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Les Petits Renard, centre de pédiatrie sociale en communauté de Verdun - Montréal, QC

Les Petits Renards’ mission is to support children from vulnerable backgrounds that are dealing with psycho-emotional and mental health difficulties and challenges. The Coup de pouce project will positively affect 800 kids by conducting workshops in six schools in Verdun and Lasalle where two psycho educational consultants will teach kids how to manage emotions, interact with others, and will help prevent or reduce the impact of psycho-affective stress.

Community Fund Québec 2021

Maison des Jeunes L’Ouverture - Montréal-Nord, QC

L’Ouverture is a youth organization supporting vulnerable kids in Montréal-North helping in education and academic success, juvenile delinquency prevention, personal development, and community involvement. With Community Fund support, they will hire a counsellor to provide individual psychosocial support for 40 youth and refer them to available community resources when needed.

Community Fund Québec 2021

Maison LI-BER-T/LI-BER-T House - L’Île-Perrot, QC

LI-BER-T House offers transitional housing for at-risk women who have completed a substance abuse treatment program and assists them with their healthy return to society. Bell funds will help pay for a part-time clinical psychologist and a part-time clinical social worker specializing in addiction rehabilitation. This will give at-risk women rapid access to a mental health professional, reducing the risk of relapse.

Community Fund Québec 2021

Parents et Amis du Bien-Être Mental du Sud-Ouest de Montréal (PABEMSOM) - Montréal, QC

PABEMSOM supports the mental health of people affected by mental illness. Bell funds will be used to hire two certified art and drama therapists who will build workshops for 42 teenagers whose parents are living with mental health challenges. They will also leverage the art classes in two schools and one local youth organization to host eight anxiety and emotion management workshops thereby supporting 290 teenagers.

Community Fund Québec 2021

PARENTS-ESPOIR - Québec, QC

PARENTS-ESPOIR offers support to parents and future parents who are experiencing or have experienced a mental health problem in their lives. The project GESPER...une Famille en Santé! aims to impact 132 parents by creating six different peer support groups of 20 parents dealing with and recovering from mental health challenges. Bell funds will pay part of the salary of two new certified peer support parents that will help run the support groups and train peer support volunteers.

Community Fund Québec 2021

Propulsion Lanaudière - Joliette, QC

Propulsion Lanaudière offers socio-residential reintegration support for people living with mental illness. With their Bell Let’s Talk grant, they will hire a full-time trained rehabilitation worker dedicated to support the community reintegration of people living with mental health problems.

Community Fund Québec 2021

The Sir Mortimer B. Davis Jewish General Hospital Foundation - Montréal, QC

The Jewish General Hospital Foundation’s project has developed a multilingual Telehealth Intervention Program for Older Adults (TIP-OA) with a preventative focus on mental health and social isolation offering friendly phone calls once or twice a week to 750 seniors by trained volunteers. With Bell funds, they wish to expand this program to the entire island of Montréal.

Community Fund Québec 2021

The Yellow Door - Montréal, QC

The Yellow Door runs intergenerational programs and services that aim to bring youth and seniors together to promote mental and physical wellness and prevent social isolation. The project Friendly Calls Phase 2 consists of providing every volunteer and staff member with Mental Health First Aid Training. The volunteers will be trained to recognize changes in behaviour, depression, anxiety, senior abuse, and suicide risk, and ensure seniors have access to mental health supports and servies.

Community Fund Québec 2021

Week-ends Champêtres - Longueuil, QC

Week-ends Champêtres offers respite for people living with psychosis including schizophrenia. Their project Weekends in the Country, consist of hosting 25 weekends for 150 people living with psychosis and their companions. These weekend outings will help alleviate the aggravating effect of isolation caused by the COVID-19 crisis on the mental health of guests and their companions.

Community Fund Québec 2021

YWCA Québec - Québec, QC

YWCA Québec focuses on the well-being, safety, and full potential of women and girls. With Bell funds and in collaboration with 14 schools and low-rent housing associations, they will host 26 workshops to educate up to 160 young girls living in poverty. The workshops will cover themes such as how to maintain their mental health, interact with family members who have mental health issues, connect youth with local resources and refer girls to mental health experts.

Community Fund Québec 2021