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 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.

The 2018 Community Fund application window is now open and runs until March 31, 2018. Click here for more information.

Small action. Big impact.


Total number of interactions



in Community Fund grants


Community Fund grants

$2.54 million in grants

Children & Youth

$646K in grants

Indigenous communities

$1.25 million in grants

Military family support


Individuals supported with access to mental health care

$93.4 million


to mental health initiatives


crisis and distress

line callers


children & youth reached

through Bell Let’s Talk programs


individuals supported

through technology-based mental health programs


trained staff and volunteers


military families helped

through the Bell True Patriot Fund

4 out of 5

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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Bipolar Disorder Society of British Columbia - Greater Victoria, BC

Expansion of the Stigma Stomp program including the development of an interactive website,, 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

Crisis Line Association of B.C. - BC (Province-wide)

This project will support the delivery of training, promotions and integrating the Aboriginal-specific data into their Provincial Data Collection Tool. Launching the service will begin as funding is secured. This volunteer-based provincial suicide line is based on international better practice and is the first of its kind in Canada. It is now being replicated in other provinces such as Alberta, Ontario and Manitoba.

Community fund British Columbia 2011

Green Thumb Theatre - BC (Province-wide)

Production of 'People Like Vince', a new theatrical production to fight the stigma of mental illness. This acclaimed theatre company company will travel to 10,000 elementary students in BC.

Community fund British Columbia 2011

McCreary Centre Society - Fraser Valley, BC

Two workshops focused on youth ages 13-19 who have demonstrated mental health challenges.

Community fund British Columbia 2011

The Kettle Friendship Society - Vancouver, BC

Working with our partner Common Threads Co-operative, The Kettle will train primarily women (self selected) in both elementary and advanced industrial sewing skills. These skills will give mental health consumers access to paid employment, either through the Co-operative or in the marketplace. These jobs will lead to increased self-esteem, health benefits due to extra income and added respect from the larger community as they see the success of the women and the products they produce.

Community fund British Columbia 2011