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.

1,327,476,135

Total number of interactions

$121,373,806.75

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

4,578,467

Canadians with access to mental health services

$15 million

in Community Fund grants

2,421,999

crisis and distress

line users

2,054,216

children & youth reached

891,553

Canadians supported

through technology-based mental health programs

1,464,961

trained staff and volunteers

20,346

military families helped

through the Bell True Patriot Love Fund

82%

of Canadians reported believing attitudes about mental illness have changed for the better

since Bell Let’s Talk began

* Infographics representative of 2010-2021

Find out where the funds go

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PARENTS-ESPOIR - Québec, QC

PARENTS-ESPOIR offers support to parents and future parents who are experiencing or have experienced a mental health problem in their lives. The project GESPER...une Famille en Santé! aims to impact 132 parents by creating six different peer support groups of 20 parents dealing with and recovering from mental health challenges. Bell funds will pay part of the salary of two new certified peer support parents that will help run the support groups and train peer support volunteers.

Community Fund Québec 2021

D’main de Femmes - Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, QC

D’main de Femmes’ project consists of creating two discussion groups for 20 women experiencing anxiety, signs of depression, or isolation in order for them to support and help each other while sharing their respective experiences. A community worker will also guide them towards the appropriate mental health resources if needed.

Community Fund Québec 2021

Friends for Mental Health - Beaconsfield, QC

Friends for Mental Health’s project will provide approximately 1,500 family members from diverse cultural communities living with mental health disorders with services and support in their language. The funds will be used to hire a part-time intercultural psychosocial counsellor and a translator/interpreter, and to adapt and translate online training materials.

Community Fund Québec 2021

Parents et Amis du Bien-Être Mental du Sud-Ouest de Montréal (PABEMSOM) - Montréal, QC

PABEMSOM supports the mental health of people affected by mental illness. Bell funds will be used to hire two certified art and drama therapists who will build workshops for 42 teenagers whose parents are living with mental health challenges. They will also leverage the art classes in two schools and one local youth organization to host eight anxiety and emotion management workshops thereby supporting 290 teenagers.

Community Fund Québec 2021

The Sir Mortimer B. Davis Jewish General Hospital Foundation - Montréal, QC

The Jewish General Hospital Foundation’s project has developed a multilingual Telehealth Intervention Program for Older Adults (TIP-OA) with a preventative focus on mental health and social isolation offering friendly phone calls once or twice a week to 750 seniors by trained volunteers. With Bell funds, they wish to expand this program to the entire island of Montréal.

Community Fund Québec 2021

La fondation Ma vie en main - Granby, QC

La fondation Ma vie en main is an organization offering professional and lifestyle integration programs for people living with severe and persistent mental health problems. This project aims to reorganize and expand their woodworking shop and increase capacity to train more members in their carpentry program. Participants are referred by the hospital and benefit from the presence of a specialist. This project will help 250 participants to be empowered, learn a new skill, find a job, or become volunteers to help others.

Community Fund Québec 2021

Comité québécois pour les jeunes en difficulté de comportement (CQJDC) - Québec, QC

CQJDC supports children with anxiety problems by training daycare centre educators on how anxiety manifests itself with toddlers and how to help them manage it. With the Community Fund support, they will host 100 training sessions online and in-person for daycare centre staff.

Community Fund Québec 2021

Centre d’initiatives pour le développement communautaire l’Unité - Montréal, QC

L’Unité’s mission consists of helping youth and their families from cultural and social communities, primarily newcomers, to integrate into the borough of St-Laurent. Bell Let’s Talk funding will help hire a therapist to support 500 individuals through 20 mental health workshops related to anxiety, depression and suicide.

Community Fund Québec 2021

Fondation David-Chiasson - Montréal, QC

The Fondation builds sobriety houses for men and women with addictions and mental health and behavioural challenges. Replicating the Oxford House model, they are opening three new houses which will support 90 residents annually. Bell funds will go towards hiring a peer support manager, the liaison between the residents and a network of 12 clinic and therapy centres that referred the participants.

Community Fund Québec 2021

Centre de pédiatrie sociale Coeur des Laurentides - Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts, QC

Centre de pédiatrie sociale Coeur des Laurentides’ mission is to accompany and support vulnerable children up to 16 years of age. Their project offers once-a-week sports, art therapy, and pet therapy workshops to 75 children from vulnerable backgrounds. Bell funds will be dedicated to hiring two therapists to lead the workshops and provide interventions to develop self-confidence and reduce anxiety.

Community Fund Québec 2021

L’Art-Rivé, centre de jour de Rivière-des-Prairies - Montréal, QC

L’Art-Rivé is an organization helping individuals with transient or persistent mental health challenges. Through in-person and virtual workshops three times per week, l’Art-Rive plans to support 200 individuals by helping them reduce their anxiety.

Community Fund Québec 2021

L’Envol SRT - Gatineau, QC

L’Envol SRT’s mission is to promote access to training and improve career and education skills for adults who have experienced mental health difficulties. Currently only offering individual work reintegration counselling, the pilot project Prepare for a Successful Return to Work will help the organization expand their capacity for 200 individuals by creating a six-week group training program and a guide to help individuals living with mental health challenges go back to work, manage their anxiety and improve their communication skills.

Community Fund Québec 2021

La Maison 100 Limites - Laval, QC

Maison 100 Limites offers emotional and social rehabilitation for people with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). Bell funds will help pay for the salary of a certified peer support expert to facilitate 10 different group workshops on stress management, anxiety, healthy lifestyle, and mental health in the workplace, and offer individual support for 160 participants with BPD.

Community Fund Québec 2021

Maison LI-BER-T/LI-BER-T House - L’Île-Perrot, QC

LI-BER-T House offers transitional housing for at-risk women that are out of prison to ensure their healthy return to society. Bell funds will help pay for a part-time clinical psychologist and a part-time clinical social worker specializing in addiction rehabilitation. This will give at-risk women rapid access to a mental health professional, reducing the risk of relapse.

Community Fund Québec 2021

Entraide Mauricie-Centre-du-Québec pour hommes agressés sexuellement dans l’enfance (EMPHASE) - Trois-Rivières, QC

EMPHASE provides mental health support to men sexually assaulted as children. With their Bell Let’s Talk grant, they will hire a therapist who understands the needs of the Indigenous communities in Mauricie. This therapist will host awareness sessions within the four Indigenous communities in the region to reach 200 Indigenous men, and partner with six Friendship Centres to expand their reach and connect with 150 men and their close ones.

Community Fund Québec 2021