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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Our Kids Count of Thunder Bay – Thunder Bay, ON

Our Kids Count is a community development organization that empowers individuals to build stronger families and inclusive communities by enhancing their lives through personal growth and development. Bell Let’s Talk funding will support salaries for mental health care workers so that Our Kids Count may augment its one-on-one, walk-in and group counselling to support individuals and families in need, at no cost to them.

Community Fund Ontario 2022

Réseau Access Network – Sudbury, ON

Réseau Access Network supports individuals who are under housed, struggling with their mental health, using substances including injection drugs, working in the sex industry, and those who are part of the LGBTQ+ communities. With support from Bell, Reseau Access Network will provide grief and trauma supports to 80 agency managers, frontline workers, community workers, and service users experiencing loss related to unexpected opioid-related deaths and overdoses.

Community Fund Ontario 2022

Trans Wellness Ontario – Windsor, ON

Trans Wellness Ontario provides a wide range of gender-affirming services. Funding from Bell Let’s Talk will support the provision of cost-free, gender-affirming mental health counselling sessions to 80 queer and trans individuals. The sessions will be delivered by counsellors who are members and allies of the queer and trans community with lived experience and who have received their own education from Trans Wellness Ontario.

Community Fund Ontario 2022

Accès Psy – Québec, QC

Accès Psy facilitates access to psychological assessment and treatment services provided by psychologists, psychotherapists, and neuropsychologists, for people with modest incomes. With Bell Let’s Talk funding, the organization will use an online platform to facilitate access to psychological services. It will also help recruit additional mental health staff and experts to offer these services.

Community Fund Québec 2022

Association québécoise des parents et amis de la personne atteinte de maladie mentale (AQPAMM) – Montréal, QC

AQPAMM informs and supports loved ones of a person living with a mental health disorder. With Bell Let’s Talk funding, the organization will create a virtual environment via the Gathertown platform for 150 youth aged 13 to 25 to create a connection, engage with professionals, and raise awareness of mental health. This will give youth a place to express their realities and needs as loved ones of a person living with a mental health disorder.

Community Fund Québec 2022

Batshaw Youth and Family Centres Foundation – Westmount, QC

Batshaw Youth and Family Centres helps children and families in situations of neglect, abuse, and abandonment. Bell Let’s Talk funding will support the emotional needs of 250 youth in care with specialized supports including therapeutic services and activities, pet therapy and sports and cultural activities or events.

Community Fund Québec 2022

Bee Me Kidz – Saint John, NB

Bee Me Kidz teaches children in grades one to five, and their caregivers, skills to foster emotional intelligence, self-regulation, and positive relationships. The Community Fund grant will help offset increasing costs and ensure the program can be offered free of charge to 800 children and families.

Community Fund Atlantic 2022

Big Brothers and Big Sisters of North Durham – Port Perry, ON

Big Brothers Big Sisters of North Durham offers mentorship opportunities to support children and youth experiencing anxiety, depression and low self-esteem who are struggling with poverty, family instability, and identity-based discrimination. Bell’s funding will support implementation of the Mindful Minds group peer-support program facilitated by trained caseworkers and offered free of charge to 115 children aged 10 to 14. The program provides youth with more tools and resources for self-care, managing their emotional well-being and building resiliency.

Community Fund Ontario 2022

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Eastern Newfoundland – St. John’s, NL

Strengthening Resiliency will hire a social service caseworker to match high-risk youth who have mental health concerns or caregivers with mental health concerns with trained mentors to help them develop healthy strategies for managing stress. Bell Let’s Talk Funding will allow an additional 20 youth to receive mentorship, and support the organization to manage the demand for services.

Community Fund Atlantic 2022

Blue Door Support Services - East Gwillimbury, ON

Blue Door supports people at risk of experiencing homelessness to secure affordable housing with access to mental health and other support services. With Bell funds and in collaboration with The Krasman Centre, Blue Door will hire trained staff to facilitate a weekly group peer-support program for up to 75 vulnerable youth, men and women in Blue Door’s emergency and transitional housing programs.

Community Fund Ontario 2022

Body Brave – Hamilton, ON

Body Brave helps youth affected by eating disorders. Body Brave reaches 1,200 individuals through their Recovery Support Program, a customized, artificial intelligence-enabled web platform that minimizes the stress and confusion of healthcare system navigation and ensures youth are better matched with services that meet their needs and preferences. With Bell funding and in collaboration with mental health organizations, Body Brave will validate and expand their Recovery Support Program nationally, reaching an additional 1,500 individuals.

Community Fund Ontario 2022

Boundless Adventures Association – Toronto, ON

Boundless Adventures Association runs programs for youth that combine high school education, adolescent mental health treatment and nature-based therapy. Bell Let’s Talk funding will support the addition of teaching and clinical staff to these programs to deliver innovative, experiential curriculum and mental health treatment that supports the holistic needs of 100 marginalized, high-risk 15 to 19-year-old Indigenous youth.

Community Fund Ontario 2022

Boys and Girls Club of Summerside – Summerside, PEI

Boys and Girls Club of Summerside provides safe, supportive spaces for children and youth to have new experiences, overcome personal challenges, build positive relationships, and develop skills for life. The Community Fund grant will support their 14-week Strengthening Women and Women with Family program, an evidence-based program designed for at-risk youth and their parents/caregivers that focuses on parenting skills, youth social skills, and family life skills programming.

Community Fund Atlantic 2022

C.E.S.A.M.E Centre pour l’enfance en santé mentale Deux-Montagnes – St-Eustache, QC

Le Centre pour l’enfance en santé mentale Deux-Montagnes offers mental health prevention services to improve outcomes for children and their families. With Bell Let’s Talk funding, the Tous à la maison project will conduct home-based interventions that will provide direct mental health support at home with 3 to 4 meetings for at least 40 families over a 37 week period.

Community Fund Québec 2022

Canadian Association of Fire Chiefs – Ottawa, ON

The Canadian Association of Fire Chiefs advances safe, effective and sustainable fire and emergency services across Canada. With Bell Let’s Talk funding, the organization will provide mental health awareness training provided by the Canadian Mental Health Association to 20 firefighters or fire service personnel, who can then train their peers, so that 300 individuals are able to effectively manage their mental health needs, and be better able to support colleagues and the public.

Community Fund Ontario 2022