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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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

Fredericton Homeless Shelters – Fredericton, NB

Fredericton Homeless Shelters provides emergency shelter, supports, and services to those in need. With Bell Let’s Talk Funding, Building the Way Forward will provide individual and group counselling sessions to 350 individuals experiencing homelessness, helping to eliminate waitlists for individuals who need immediate help.

Community Fund Atlantic 2022

YMCA of Greater Saint John – Saint John, NB

The Rainbows Program through the YMCA of Greater Saint John provides a safe environment, and facilitated programming for children and youth who are grieving a loss or painful life transition to help develop coping skills, improve self-esteem, and reduce emotional pain and suffering. Bell Let’s Talk funding will provide training for 12 new facilitators and provide 170 free booklets for the program so there are no costs to the participants.

Community Fund Atlantic 2022

Youth Impact Jeunesse – Moncton, NB

Youth Impact Jeunesse provides care and guidance to children and youth aged 10 to 25 with social, emotional, and mental health challenges through preventative community programs, residential treatment, and transitional housing. Bell Let’s Talk funding will help offset the costs of a salary for a community worker who works directly with youth at their Youth QUEST program, a multi-resource drop-in service for youth who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.

Community Fund Atlantic 2022

St Luke’s Seniors Home (Anglican Homes) – St. John’s, NL

St Luke’s Seniors Home, a component of Anglican Homes, provides long-term continuum of care to meet individual needs of seniors and their families. Bell Let’s Talk funding will allow the organization to provide an 8-week group mental health program to seniors experiencing anxiety or depression to help them manage or reduce symptoms.

Community Fund Atlantic 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

Mokami Status of Women Council – Happy Valley-Goose Bay, NL

Mokami Status of Women Council provides programs and services to support and empower women and gender diverse individuals. Bell’s donation will allow the organization to provide a group therapy program and individual therapy sessions to an additional 50 women and gender diverse survivors of intimate partner violence.

Community Fund Atlantic 2022

Quadrangle LGBTQ Community Centre – St. John’s, NL

Quadrangle LGBTQ Community Centre supports LGBTQ+ individuals and organizations to build resilience and community connection. With Bell Let’s Talk funding, the organization will launch the first free, online counselling service with qualified counsellors to 100 high-risk LGBTQ+ individuals across the province to address the gap for LGBTQ+ mental health resources.

Community Fund Atlantic 2022

Eating Disorders Nova Scotia Association – Halifax, NS

The Safe, Seen, and Supported Peer Support Program will provide virtual, free, support to those from the LGBTQ+ community who are impacted by eating disorders. With Bell’s donation, Eating Disorders Nova Scotia will train additional LGBTQ+ Peer Support Mentors with lived experience, for the program.

Community Fund Atlantic 2022

Hinchinbrook Farm Society – Blockhouse, NS

Hinchinbrook provides therapeutic horseback riding and other outdoor recreational activities to support the physical, mental, and emotional well-being of youth. With Community Fund support, an additional staff member will be training through the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International as a Therapeutic Riding Instructor. This will help reduce the current wait list for services and increase capacity.

Community Fund Atlantic 2022

MacPhee Centre for Creative Learning Society – Dartmouth, NS

In partnership with IWK Health Sciences Centre, MacPhee Centre for Creative Learning Society supports youth in Adolescent Intensive Services and youth transitioning back into the community from treatment. With Bell Let’s Talk funding, the organization will support 200 youth to access weekly art therapy with a trained clinician.

Community Fund Atlantic 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

PEI Family Violence Prevention Services – Charlottetown, PEI

PEI Family Violence Prevention Services is dedicated to the eradication of physical, sexual, and emotional violence in families. Bell’s donation will offset a salary for a shelter worker for their in-house program called Healthy Minds | Healthy Lives program. The investment will increase program capacity and offer timely, in-house mental health supports that are cost-effective and reduce barriers to access. The program provides therapeutic supports to women, trans, and non-binary adults and children seeking emergency shelter because of violence.

Community Fund Atlantic 2022

University of New Brunswick – Implementation Grant

Bell Let’s Talk will support a Diversity Wellness position at the university over a two-year period. The position will work with Queer, Trans, Black, Indigenous People of Color (QTBIPOC) students to identify and address needs for positive mental health with a focus on training resources, increasing a sense of belonging and reducing barriers to support services.

Post-Secondary Fund Atlantic 2022

Wabanaki Two-Spirit Alliance

The Wabanaki Two-Spirit Alliance (W2SA) develops culturally specific supports for the Two-Spirit community of the Atlantic Canada and Gaspé region, representing 36 First Nations communities, 6 Inuit communities of Labrador, and 2 Innu Nations. The project will enhance the mental health of the Two-Spirit community in developing a mental health strategy for Two-Spirits in the region through Two-Spirit gatherings, an app development, and cultural competency training.

Diversity Fund Atlantic 2022