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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L’Étoile de Pacho – Réseau d’entraide pour parent d’enfant handicapé – Montréal, QC

L’Étoile de Pacho helps parents in the greater Montréal area who have children with significant disabilities. Bell’s donation will allow the organization to offer psychological consultations and provide 40 families with emergency psychological support enabling them to access a mental health professional.

Community Fund Québec 2022

Chabad Lifeline – Montréal, QC

Lifeline Centre helps people affected by addiction offering a full range of treatment options and comprehensive programs for youth at-risk. Bell funds will allow the Centre to add a youth mental health worker, who will increase the quality of services for youth and help 300 individuals affected by addiction and mental illness.

Community Fund Québec 2022

Entraide Bénévole Métro – Montréal, QC

Entraide Bénévole Métro provides activities for seniors experiencing temporary or permanent loss of independence in downtown Montréal. Bell’s donation will allow the organization to provide training to its employees on mental health for seniors, developing critical mental health first aid skills as well as funding a music therapist for seniors suffering from anxiety.

Community Fund Québec 2022

Fondation Hôpital Pierre-Boucher – Longueuil, QC

With Bell funding, the Fondation Hôpital Pierre-Boucher will extend its peer-support program to provide peer mentoring services for 63 patients. The foundation will hire a counsellor with lived experience for 4 days a week to share his experience and recovery story with others and serve as a mentor.

Community Fund Québec 2022

Red Robin Equestrian Foundation – L’Ange-Gardien, QC

Red Robin Equestrian Foundation provides mental health and counseling services to anyone who requests them. The Palomino: En équilibre sur mes émotions program will provide mental health services to 72 youth, helping them to deal with anxiety through horse-assisted therapy. Bell Let’s Talk funding will enable youth to participate and learn about emotions and explore solutions to their daily challenges.

Community Fund Québec 2022

Centre communautaire l’Éclaircie – Cap-Aux-Meules, QC

The Centre communautaire l’Éclaircie is an alternative community organization for mental health. With Bell Let’s Talk funding, the organization will offer the Ensemble pour l’accompagnement au travail program that will provide food service pre-employment training for five people living with mental health challenges. Accompanied by a coordinator and volunteers, the participants will prepare healthy snacks that are distributed daily to disadvantaged children in schools.

Community Fund Québec 2022

Mon shack... Mes choix... Mon avenir! – Sherbrooke, QC

Mon shack... Mes choix... Mon avenir! provides low-cost social housing units for young adults, aged 18 to 35, who are living with mental health challenges. With Community Fund support, they will provide 250 individuals with mental health consultations, access to group activities, and adapted support for building independence.

Community Fund Québec 2022

Santé mentale Québec Rive-Sud – Longueuil, QC

Santé mentale Québec Rive-Sud promotes the well-being of individuals and helps restore good mental health through community-based support activities. The Je chemine vers l’équilibre program will offer an online mental health program that will raise awareness and encourage individuals to take care of their mental health.

Community Fund Québec 2022

Herstreet Foundation – Montréal, QC

Herstreet Foundation supports women experiencing homelessness or at risk of becoming homeless. Bell Let’s Talk funding will support 1,600 homeless women to increase therapeutic activities by offering psychotherapy, art therapy, drama therapy and addiction counselling. The program empowers women with the tools to control their lives.

Community Fund Québec 2022

Batshaw Youth and Family Centres Foundation – Westmount, QC

Batshaw Youth and Family Centres helps children and families in situations of neglect, abuse, and abandonment. Bell Let’s Talk funding will support the emotional needs of 250 youth in care with specialized supports including therapeutic services and activities, pet therapy and sports and cultural activities or events.

Community Fund Québec 2022

SPOT, Clinique communautaire de santé et d’enseignement – Québec, QC

SPOT improves the health and wellbeing of people who are marginalized and vulnerable. With Bell Let’s Talk funding, SPOT will support women who are pregnant and in precarious situations with peer support and referrals to a psychologist at the Native Friendship Centre of Québec. This support will provide improved care focused on women’s well-being and health.

Community Fund Québec 2022

Fondation Santé Beauce-Etchemin – Saint-Georges, QC

Saint-George hospital offers quality care to its patients. With Community Fund support, the hospital will make a multi-sensory room available for psychiatric care, to support a sense of well-being and safety for 600 clients living with mental health challenges.

Community Fund Québec 2022

Répit Jeunesse – Victoriaville, QC

Répit Jeunesse works towards breaking down exclusion and building relationships of trust with people who are at-risk. Bell’s donation will allow the Re-pairs program to employ a peer helper for 200 individuals experiencing homelessness or mental health challenges. The peer helper will increase a sense of confidence in the health system and establish a communication corridor between the peer and the available mental health services.

Community Fund Québec 2022

Centre l’Élan – Magog, QC

Centre l’Élan supports people who have mental health challenges through arts and creativity-based therapies. Bell’s donation will allow Centre Élan to create an LGBTQ+ support group with arts and creativity therapies. A total of 14 participants will benefit from this support group, connecting with each other to discuss and address shared issues.

Community Fund Québec 2022

Écoute agricole des Laurentides – Mirabel, QC

Écoute agricole des Laurentides offers a first line listening and support service for individuals from the agricultural community who are experiencing psychosocial problems. With Community Fund support, farmer wellness workers will improve on an innovative practice by visiting 300 farmers who are experiencing distress and raise awareness about mental health.

Community Fund Québec 2022