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

82%

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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Fondation équilibre Saguenay-Lac-St-Jean - Saguenay, QC

The project Transitional Space promotes psychosocial rehabilitation and reduces stigma for youth with mental health problems through arts. Bell Let’s Talk funding will help hire and train two local artists and two clinical coaches who will host weekly sessions to help 60 youth with mental health challenges and their parents.

Community Fund Québec 2021

Fondation Santé Gatineau - Gatineau, QC

With this Community Fund grant, Pierre-Janet Psychiatric Hospital aims to improve the mental health of its patients by developing an outdoor space including a therapeutic walking path and a multi-sports field. Along the way, there will be different stations dedicated to physical activities or animation.

Community Fund Québec 2021

Fondation Dépendances Montréal - Montréal, QC

The Fondation aims to ensure that all people who live with addiction have free access to quality rehabilitation services. The project Intensive Training in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) will help 370 people with current mental health and addiction disorders by training five mental health workers in DBT who will in return also train their peers to sustain the project.

Community Fund Québec 2021

Carrefour aliénation parentale Québec - Montréal, QC

Carrefour aliénation parentale is an organization that raises awareness on parental alienation and the consequences of this psychological abuse on children. Bell funds will be used to support and accompany 1,000 children and families in situations of parental alienation by hiring a therapist who will provide individual and group counselling. The project also aims to develop online training, intervention tools, and a guide for parents.

Community Fund Québec 2021

Fondation Des Petits Coeurs Rieurs - Shawinigan, QC

The Fondation’s mission is to promote education by offering a program aimed at teaching children and youth to discover and manage their emotions. Their project is to digitize their emotional and social education program to make it available free of charge to all elementary schools in Québec. This program includes training for school staff, activities for youth, and a guide for parents.

Community Fund Québec 2021

Centre de Prévention du Suicide Côte-Nord - Baie-Comeau, QC

This organization provides training, suicide awareness activities, and intervention support in Northern Québec. With Bell Let’s Talk funding, they will help prevent suicide and mental distress for 370 individuals by developing a prevention and postvention assessment kit, train 240 sentinels to identify people at risk, and intervene and coach 130 staff members to provide adequate support following a suicide or a traumatic event.

Community Fund Québec 2021

Expression LaSalle centre communautaire en santé mentale - Lasalle, QC

Expression LaSalle’s project Coping with Loss and Grief: a Creative Arts Approach consists of hiring two creative arts therapists to offer group and individual therapy sessions for 75 individuals on the process of loss and coping with grief. They will use different artistic and theatrical processes, such as storytelling, dramatic enactment, character work, role-play, the creation of masks, puppetry, art and movement in the process.

Community Fund Québec 2021

Groupe IMAGE - Ville-Marie, QC

Groupe IMAGE offers intervention and shelter services for men from disadvantaged socio-economic backgrounds struggling with mental health problems and addictions, and their families. Their project Second Souffle aims to build four low-rent houses and give access to psychosocial counselling to eight men who will stay there for one to five years.

Community Fund Québec 2021

Propulsion Lanaudière - Joliette, QC

Propulsion Lanaudière offers socio-residential reintegration support for people living with mental illness. With their Bell Let’s Talk grant, they will hire a full-time trained rehabilitation worker dedicated to support the community reintegration of people living with mental health problems.

Community Fund Québec 2021

Fondation de l’Hôpital régional de Saint-Jérôme - Saint-Jérôme, QC

The project Les Impatients is a 40-week-long art-therapy group program aiming to help up to 48 individuals with severe mental health problems break isolation, reduce anxiety and increase self-esteem. The participants are referred and followed by psychiatrists during the program.

Community Fund Québec 2021

Équitation thérapeutique harmony - Mascouche, QC

Équitation thérapeutique harmony is an organization providing therapeutic horseback riding sessions to clients with special needs including mood disorders and other mental health challenges. The project Équi-Elle is a pilot to offer horse-assisted therapy for women victims of violence in order to increase the sense of safety and provide tools to mitigate the consequences of violence. Partnering with women’s shelters in the region and a social worker, they will give 10 group sessions to approximately 40 women over a two-year period.

Community Fund Québec 2021

Maison des Jeunes L’Ouverture - Montréal-Nord, QC

L’Ouverture is a youth organization supporting vulnerable kids in Montréal-North helping in education and academic success, juvenile delinquency prevention, personal development, and community involvement. With Community Fund support, they will hire a counsellor to provide individual psychosocial support for 40 youth and refer them to available community resources when needed.

Community Fund Québec 2021

Fondation Institut de gériatrie de Montréal - Montréal, QC

Throughout the COVID-19 crisis, the mental health and well-being of seniors has been negatively impacted. The Geriatric Hospital Foundation of Montréal wants to offer individual sessions from a geriatric psychotherapist to 200 seniors staying in the Geriatric University Institute in Montréal and train health care staff on the psychological aspect of aging.

Community Fund Québec 2021

Interligne - Montréal, QC

Centre Interligne is a helpline offering support to people identifying with sexual and gender diversity. Their project Counselling for LGBTQ will allow them to offer continuous support through an online counselling service for people from the LGBTQ+ communities across Québec. This service will include a needs analysis, recommendations, and accompaniment if needed.

Community Fund Québec 2021

Family Plus/Life Solutions - Saint John, NB

Family Plus/Life Solutions provides professional counselling, education, and advocacy for individuals and families in Saint John. Their licensed professional therapists provide clinical counselling for a wide variety of issues, including anxiety, depression, family and relationship conflict, as well as sexual abuse treatment for children, youth, and adults. With Bell Let’s Talk funding, they will be able to provide 200 subsidized counselling sessions for their ACTION program (Access, Connection, Triage and Information on Needs) for addiction and mental health. ACTION provides coordinated access via telephone to their services as well as services at partnering organizations.

Community Fund Atlantic 2021