Growing the global conversation 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. Let’s keep the conversation going and work together to create a stigma-free Canada.

The 2018 Community Fund is providing 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. Click here for more information.

Small action. Big impact.

867,449,649

Total number of interactions

+$9

million

in Community Fund grants

534

Community Fund grants

$3.53 million in grants

Children & Youth

$788K in grants

Indigenous communities

$1.6 million in grants

Military family support

1,208,040

Individuals supported with access to mental health care

$93.4 million

donated

to mental health initiatives

1,399,890

crisis and distress

line callers

499,310

children & youth reached

through Bell Let’s Talk programs

334,390

individuals supported

through technology-based mental health programs

851,050

trained staff and volunteers

8,410

military families helped

through the Bell True Patriot Fund

87%

of Canadians reported that they are more aware of mental health issues

since Bell Let’s Talk began

* Infographics representative of 2011-2018

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Potluck Café Society - BC (Province-wide)

The Potluck Café Society will continue to transform lives by creating jobs and providing healthy food for people living in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside (DTES). As a social enterprise and registered charity, Potluck Café Society operates Potluck Café & Catering to support neighborhood residents with barriers to traditional employment, including many living with mental health challenges, while earning revenue to support its community programs.

Community fund British Columbia 2012

Surrey Memorial Hosp Foundation - Surrey, BC

The Adolescent Day Treatment Program provides service to youth ages 13-18 who are experiencing severe psychiatric difficulties such as Schizophrenia and other illnesses involving psychosis, Major Affective Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder or other severe mental health and/or family difficulties to participate in the Therapeutic Horse Program. Here they can learn about themselves and others in a safe, healthy, unique and experiential way.

Community fund British Columbia 2012

Young Parents Support Network - Vancouver, BC

The Young Parents Support will support a program for young parents (13-25) struggling with mental health issues. Through this project, they will create and enhance social ties and create community capacity by providing outreach services to ensure isolated and overwhelmed young parents who struggle with mental health issues are not alone and their children are not invisible and at risk. This includes offering support to isolated families; group programming in which youth can learn from each other

Community fund British Columbia 2012

BC Schizophrenia Society - Penticton Branch - South Okanagan, BC

This grant will provide a family support, mental health worker to rural communities in Oliver, Osoyoos, Keremeos and Princeton on a monthly basis. Previous access would have been through the Penticton hospital.

Community fund British Columbia 2011

Bipolar Disorder Society of British Columbia - Greater Victoria, BC

Expansion of the Stigma Stomp program including the development of an interactive website, www.bipolarbabe.com, to target 14 schools reaching a total of 1500 students in 2011/2012. Grades 7-12.

Community fund British Columbia 2011

British Columbia Council for Families - BC (Province-wide)

Left2Live Suicide Postvention workshop. Also includes outreach to Aboriginal communities.

Community fund British Columbia 2011

Cameray Child and Family Services - Burnaby, BC

Expansion of the current child and youth mental heath conselling program.

Community fund British Columbia 2011

Columbian Centre Society - Vancouver, BC

Development of a strategic plan to expand affordable supported housing for people with severe and persistent mental illnesses with emphasis on seniors.

Community fund British Columbia 2011