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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Nisa Foundation

Nisa Helpline provides peer to peer counselling for women from South Asian, Arab, and African descent. Nisa Helpline’s “Her Wellness Journey” will focus on impacting individuals and the community through two means: further increasing access to mental health services as well as reducing stigma towards care.

Diversity Fund Multiple regions 2022

L’Hybridé

L’Hybridé will offer face to face or virtual psychotherapy services throughout Quebec and will share its expertise on international adoption issues and its psychological repercussions with interns, trainees, community organizations, universities and health service providers through conferences and training sessions.

Diversity Fund Québec 2022

Healthy Start, Healthy Future

The “Mental Health for Us, by Us” program is a phased project to develop sustainable perinatal mental health peer-support programming tailored to marginalized groups, particularly those part of the BIPOC community.

Diversity Fund Multiple regions 2022

Black Youth Success

The Black Youth School Success Initiative (BYSSI)’s project will address mental health needs of Black youth in grades 6-12, by addressing positive outcomes via community awareness, youth leadership, enhanced mental health supports and mentorship.

Diversity Fund Ontario 2022

Wolf Lake First Nation

The “Youth on The Trails” project will target youth from 12 to 17 years who are members of the Wolf Lake First Nation community, or communities nearby. They will meet weekly in the Mahingan Sagahigan Health and Wellness Centre to participate in activities focusing on land based learning, cultural arts and crafts, and will reinforce important values such as the seven grandfather teachings and encompass all parts of the body: mind, and spirit, and will provide opportunities for youth to connect with local Elders and Knowledge Keepers.

Diversity Fund Québec 2022

Kitikmeot Heritage Society

The “Expanding Access to Inuinnait-Led and Informed Wellbeing: Evidence-Based Strategies for Healing Alongside Language Revival” project will provide ongoing mental health awareness training to equip staff and a local team of Elders with an understanding of intergenerational issues, the individual and community barriers to language acquisition and provide them with strategies to effectively support all those who are part of this process.

Diversity Fund Territories 2022

Ka Ni Kanichihk Inc.

The Cultural Wellness – Elder Care Project will draw on Indigenous people’s inner strength and resilience through reclamation of culture, in addition to traditional mental-health supports. Regular, consistent access to Indigenous Elders, traditional medicines, culture, ceremony, time spent on the land with Indigenous mentors are all part of this program.

Diversity Fund Prairies 2022

Crow Shield Lodge

This project will improve access to mental health care, support and services for members of the Indigenous community by creating a stable and reliable place where they can come experience and learn about their traditional healing practices. The sweat lodge ceremony addresses wellness from an Indigenous perspective that is land-based, community driven, inclusive, and spirit-led.

Diversity Fund Ontario 2022

Moksha Canada Foundation

Moksha Canada's project will provide two streams of free mental health support to York-Region based racialized and/or newcomer youth. The first stream will be free drop-in counselling sessions where youth will be able to have 1-on-1 conversations with a qualified therapist specializing in cultural adjustment. The second stream will be a support group, facilitated by a community Youth Outreach Worker.

Diversity Fund Ontario 2022

Wabanaki Two-Spirit Alliance

The Wabanaki Two-Spirit Alliance (W2SA) develops culturally specific supports for the Two-Spirit community of the Atlantic Canada and Gaspé region, representing 36 First Nations communities, 6 Inuit communities of Labrador, and 2 Innu Nations. The project will enhance the mental health of the Two-Spirit community in developing a mental health strategy for Two-Spirits in the region through Two-Spirit gatherings, an app development, and cultural competency training.

Diversity Fund Atlantic 2022

Les Ballons Intensifs

The project aims to provide specific training on mental health issues and their symptoms to 36 camp coordinators and counsellors as well as 250 youth and 125 parents in order to deconstruct certain prejudices, to better equip them to seek resources when necessary and to develop their resilience when faced with adversity.

Diversity Fund Québec 2022

African Canadian Development and Prevention Network

"It's ok not to be ok" project activities will provide culturally adapted information and support to women, men, and children in the English-speaking Black community in Montréal, who are vulnerable because of their status as minorities both linguistically and ethnoculturally. Through their partnership with the Department of Youth Protection, ACDPN has a network of over 150 families who receive services through ACDPN. This program will be an additional service offering to the families.

Diversity Fund Québec 2022

African Community Wellness Initiative

The African Community Wellness Initiative (ACWI)’s Afrocentric Counselling Services will be led by practitioners who will provide culturally anchored therapeutic counselling and psycho-educational group sessions to up to 75 African, Caribbean, Black Identifying (ACBI) women and youth, annually.

Diversity Fund Ontario 2021

Centre des jeunes l’escale de Montréal-Nord

The project aims to prevent risk behaviours for adolescents in the borough of Montreal North, with a goal to strengthen their sense of confidence and well-being. Program components include classroom workshops focused on resilience, mental health and well-being, community volunteering experiences and outdoor activities.

Diversity Fund Québec 2021

Mosaic Newcomer Family Resource Network

Mosaic Newcomer Family Resource Network’s new project, “Thriving in a New Home,” will enable trauma-affected newcomer refugee parents and children to build awareness of mental health, resilience and healing by providing culturally responsive mental health promotion programming through home visits or group sessions, systems navigation and advocacy, and peer mentorship and capacity-building.

Diversity Fund Prairies 2021