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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Child Advocacy Centre of Kelowna Society – Kelowna, BC

Child Advocacy Centre (CAC) of Kelowna Society provides a holistic wrap around environment that delivers a coordinated and multi-disciplinary response dedicated to creating better outcomes for children impacted by abuse and their families. CAC will support staffing for the Resilient Families Health and Wellness program, to provide therapeutic interventions to 450 child victims and family members going through the child abuse investigative process. Bell’s donation will increase access to therapeutic interventions, improve service delivery and reduce wait times for mental health and trauma support.

Community Fund British Columbia 2022

Looking Glass Foundation for Eating Disorders – Vancouver, BC

Looking Glass Foundation supports individuals affected by eating disorders and disordered eating, through innovative and accessible programs and services. Looking Glass Foundation for Eating Disorders will provide the Bridge the Gap project to increase staffing and access to mental health supports. With Bell Let’s Talk funding, the organization will assist 100 youth and young adults through a 10-month weekly, and/or bi-weekly one-on-one counselling sessions to address the gaps in effective treatment, reduce waitlists and increase affordability of supports.

Community Fund British Columbia 2022

The Zero Ceiling Society of Canada – Whistler, BC

The Zero Ceiling Society of Canada provides programs that support youth experiencing homelessness. With Bell Let’s Talk funding, the organization will hire a youth worker to provide mental health support for 50 youth participating in the Work 2 Live program. The project will increase accessibility to supports and services, improve resource navigation and service delivery, and build capacity and education for staff.

Community Fund British Columbia 2022

Treehouse Advocacy Centre Society Vancouver – Vancouver, BC

Treehouse Advocacy Centre Society Vancouver coordinates multi-disciplinary, trauma-informed responses to child abuse to facilitate healing, reduce trauma and enhance community awareness. With Bell funds and in collaboration with clinical therapists, Indigenous Elders, and Knowledge Keepers, the organization will provide training for six therapists to deliver a cultural enhancement of Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (TF-CBT) to 900 Indigenous youth and children. The project will address post-traumatic effects of abuse and family violence, while enhancing engagement with Indigenous communities.

Community Fund British Columbia 2022

The Sashbear Foundation – Abbotsford, BC

The Sashbear Foundation is a volunteer-driven charity recognized as one of the leading Canadian voices for families in awareness and access to treatment for emotion dysregulation, suicide prevention and mental health resiliency. With Bell funds, and in collaboration with the Sumas First Nation and trained volunteer facilitators, the organization will introduce Family Connections – Semá:th (Sumas First Nation). The project will provide culturally sensitive and dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT) based education to address ongoing trauma, and provide mental health support for 25 family members of individuals facing emotion dysregulation, trauma, self-harm or suicidality.

Community Fund British Columbia 2022

Foundry

The Bell-Graham Boeckh Foundation Partnership announced a $1.5M donation to St. Paul's Foundation in support of Foundry to continue to transform youth mental health in BC and share knowledge and best practices around Canada. The donation will help to bolster Foundry's Research team and its Knowledge Translation and Exchange (KTE) team over the next three years to improve integrated health and social services for youth and their families and caregivers in BC and support other emerging Integrated Youth Services (IYS) initiatives around the country and beyond.

Major gifts British Columbia 2022

MOSAIC

The Newcomer Wellness Hub Project supports the mental health and overall well-being of approximately 200 newcomers, immigrants and refugees with multilingual clinical counselling sessions for families, youth and seniors in the Metro Vancouver and Fraser Valley area.

Diversity Fund British Columbia 2021

Aunt Leah’s Place - New Westminster, BC

The Link: Mental Health Supports for Youth from Care program is a collaboration between Aunt Leah’s Place and the Dan’s Legacy Foundation. The project will expand on-site mental health supports at Aunt Leah’s Youth Hub Resource Centre in Vancouver to 168 at-risk youth either in care or aging out of care. Bell Let’s Talk funding will support clinical counselling staff salaries to provide virtual, in-person, and off-site socially distanced counselling.

Community Fund British Columbia 2021

Borderline Personality Disorder Society of BC - North Saanich (C.-B.)

The COVID-19 crisis has amplified the pre-existing risk of death by suicide in the highly marginalized borderline personality disorder population. The organization will implement a 16-week community Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) program which includes a weekly virtual two-hour skills group, a one-hour consultation team meeting, and 10-minute crisis calls as needed for 40 clients. The facilitators themselves have lived experience and advanced comprehensive DBT training.

Community Fund British Columbia 2021

South Island Counselling - Victoria, BC

Community members of all ages who are struggling with high levels of anxiety, stress and depression due to isolation and loneliness, financial pressures, and fear of COVID-19 impacting themselves or loved ones need help. Bridging the Gap to Affordable Mental Health Care is a project that will provide subsidized counselling for up to 12 months to low-income and marginalized populations with financial needs.

Community Fund British Columbia 2021

Canadian Mental Health Association Kelowna Branch - Kelowna, BC

With Bell’s funding, CMHA Kelowna will implement a Virtual Peer Support project that will expand existing Discovery College (based on the Recovery College model) programming by adding a virtual component. Programming will include boundary setting, communication skills, understanding helpful relationships, goal setting, mental health literacy, facilitation skills, and Indigenous cultural competencies. The programming will be offered as a new stream of the existing Discovery College courses.

Community Fund British Columbia 2021

Take a Hike Foundation - Vancouver, BC

Take a Hike is a mental health and emotional well-being program that embeds full-time clinical counsellors in a school setting to help vulnerable youth ages 15-18 to overcome barriers and achieve success in school and life. With Bell Let’s Talk funding, a registered clinical counsellor will provide individual, group, and family sessions addressing a wide variety of mental health needs to 140 youth.

Community Fund British Columbia 2021

Power To Be – Victoria, BC

Power To Be partners with other Vancouver-based mental health providers to offer nature-based programming, such as hiking, kayaking, camping, and snowshoeing, for individuals living with mental health challenges and addictions. In doing so, they will help 100 participants rebuild their confidence, try new activities, and practice regaining independence and self-awareness as well as reducing stress and anxiety and increasing positive health outcomes.

Community Fund British Columbia 2020

The John Howard Society of North Island – Campbell River, BC

Bell Let’s Talk funding will allow the organization to offer a free mentoring program to 100 children between six and 18-years old that foster life skills and build resiliency to help prevent mental health and substance use challenges. The program connects young people with trained adult volunteer mentors who spend three or more hours with their mentee doing recreational activities each week.

Community Fund British Columbia 2020

School District #36 (Surrey) – Surrey, BC

This program will allow an all-female staff team from the safe schools department to provide weekly after-school learning sessions for students. The goal is to increase knowledge and capacity around healthy relationships, addiction, gang violence, and positive self-care for 40 at-risk female youth in the Surrey School District who have become involved in gang-related activity.

Community Fund British Columbia 2020