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

LaRue Bécancour – Bécancour, QC

For more than 20 years, LaRue Bécancour has been helping men aged 20 to 70 who suffer from mental health challenges. The Bell Let’s Talk funds will support an additional social worker who will work with the men in the streets to build relationships and make referrals to professional care networks, a peer helper, a street nurse or other resources.

Community fund Quebec 2017

L'AutonHommie – Québec, QC

Bell Let’s Talk funding will support a new service for this organization that annually serves about 500 men in the greater Québec region who are marginalized because of mental health issues. Under the program, L’AutonHommie will provide professional counsellors – lawyers and social workers – to help men understand the specialized language of care giving and navigate the healthcare and support systems, often by attending meetings between the clients and the institutions.

Community fund Quebec 2017

Le CAP (Centre d'apprentissage parallèle de Montréal) – Montréal, QC

Bell Let’s Talk funding will support Le CAP’s initiative to ease reintegration into society for those experiencing psychological difficulties by enhancing the existing creative therapy programs. Specifically, the grant will help develop 10 individual exhibitions of art created by the Centre’s clients plus a travelling collective exhibition. By serving as ambassadors for the exhibits, the clients will be better positioned to participate in the broader community.

Community fund Quebec 2017

Le Pavois – Québec, QC

About half the young people on the 2-year waiting list for help in Québec suffer from hearing voices in their heads. Le Pavois, with the help of Bell Let’s Talk community funding, will launch a new program to address that, working with families, teachers, coaches, friends and others to help the clients understand the phenomenon and explore strategies to minimize their impact.

Community fund Quebec 2017

Maison d'Intervention Vivre – Saint-Hubert, QC

Focused on helping those with depression, this organization will use Bell Let’s Talk funding to enhance its post-program support for clients who, having completed their intensive treatment, still need individualized help to reintegrate into society and re-establish their social networks. The grant will more than double the follow-up hours available, from 538 to almost 1,300.

Community fund Quebec 2017

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

This organization operates a variety of workshops – collective kitchens, art therapy and physical activity – for young adults up to age 35 who face mental health challenges. It will use the Bell Let’s Talk grant to purchase equipment for the various programs which help clients break the isolation and re-connect with the community at large.

Community fund Quebec 2017

Prise II – Montréal, QC

Prise II, an alternative mental health resource, will use the donation from Bell Let's Talk to incorporate a mutual assistance practice into its service offer, and to set up a new group made up of and for people who are completing their journey at Prise II. With this funding, the centre will provide training and experiment with the “intentional peer support” approach, an initiative supported by research and access to other self-help groups.

Community fund Quebec 2017

Société québécoise de la schizophrénie et des psychoses apparentées – Montréal, QC

Thanks to funding from Bell Let’s Talk, the Société will be able to expand its humanistic and cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) program: families from five remote areas—Côte-Nord, Gaspésie / Les Îles, Abitibi / Témiscamingue, Saguenay / Lac St-Jean and Bas-Saint-Laurent—will be able to benefit from this one-of-a-kind, leading-edge program adapted to people dealing on a daily basis with a loved one made vulnerable by the illness. To sustain the program, local professionals will be trained and supported in order to expand its reach to the entire regional clientele. The training aims to give participants a more thorough knowledge of schizophrenia and allow them to learn effective strategies for intervening with the caregiver as well as the person struggling with a psychotic disorder.

Community fund Quebec 2017