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.


Total number of interactions



to mental health initiatives


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


Canadians with access to mental health services

$15 million

in Community Fund grants


crisis and distress

line users


children & youth reached


Canadians supported

through technology-based mental health programs


trained staff and volunteers


military families helped

through the Bell True Patriot Love Fund


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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Centennial College, George Brown College, Humber College, Seneca College and Sheridan College (GTA) – Implementation Grant

Bell Let’s Talk will support a collaborative partnership between five Colleges in the GTA. The colleges will work together to develop an implementation framework and create a rubric of exemplary practice to asses and identify examples of indicators for each dimension of the National Standard of Canada for Mental Health and Well-Being for Post-Secondary Students.

Post-Secondary Fund Ontario 2022

Lakehead University – Implementation Grant

Bell Let's Talk will assist with Lakehead's initiative to support students’ mental health by building individual capacity to sustain well-being and by increasing the availability and scope of resources available to students. The initiative includes a mental health screening program, increased training for members of the campus communities to recognize signs of distress, the development of a mental health dashboard and a campus-wide anti-stigma campaign.

Post-Secondary Fund Ontario 2022

McMaster University – Implementation Grant

The Bell Let’s Talk Post-Secondary Fund Grant will enable the University to hire a Mental Health Case Manager for a Student Urgent Response Team (SURT). SURT is a mental health outreach and support service that will assist students facing crises on campus. It aims to reduce reliance on security or police in a student mental health crises and increase reliance on mental health professionals to reduce stigma and discrimination associated with these encounters.

Post-Secondary Fund Ontario 2022

University of Waterloo – Implementation Grant

To promote continuous dialogue with students, staff, faculty, and the wider university community regarding aspects of mental health and well-being, the Bell Let’s Talk grant will support the expansion of the University’s Mental Health Literacy (MHL) program. Funding will support the MHL program facilitator to expand the program campus-wide, develop a community of practice and facilitate discussions with leaders from academic support services to build MHL components into pedagogy and the classroom environment.

Post-Secondary Fund Ontario 2022