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

775

Community Fund grants

$28 million in funding

Young Canadians

$3.1 million in funding

Indigenous communities

$2.1 million in funding

Military family support

Bell Let’s Talk has partnered with more than 1,100 organizations who have supported

4,578,467

Canadians with access to mental health services

$13 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

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McGill University

A $500,000 donation will help fund the McGill Wellness Portal, a comprehensive self-screening tool focused on the most common mental health issues faced by McGill's students.

Major gifts Québec 2014

Kids Help Phone

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of Kids Help Phone, Bell and Kids Help Phone announced the largest-ever corporate donation in the organization’s history. Totalling $2.5 million, Bell’s gift to Kids Help Phone will enable innovative new technology initiatives to support the mental health and well-being of young people across Canada.

Major gifts Multiple regions 2014

Université Laval Foundation

A $225,000 contribution from Bell Let’s Talk supports a new program that will help students who experience mental health issues.

Major gifts Québec 2014

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

Bell Let’s Talk and Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre announced a new partnership in support of youth mental health – the $1 million Bell Canada Chair in Adolescent Mood & Anxiety Disorders.

Major gifts Ontario 2014

Bell Let’s Talk funding to support Canada’s territories

Bell Let’s Talk announced $1 million in funding for community mental health resources in Canada’s northern territories of Nunavut, the Northwest Territories and Yukon.

Major gifts Territories 2014

Government of Alberta

Joint initiative to enhance mental health services for children and youth throughout the province, especially those in rural and remote communities, with a single online access point to mental health information and care.

Major gifts Prairies 2014

Fondation de l’Institut universitaire en santé mentale de Montréal

$1 million to the Fondation de l’Institut universitaire en santé mentale de Montréal to support innovative research and a new mental health biobank.

Major gifts Québec 2013

Jewish General Hospital (JGH) Foundation

A $230,000 gift to the Jewish General Hospital Foundation supports the JGH’s Child Psychiatry Transitional Care Program.

Major gifts Québec 2013

Bell True Patriot Love Fund

Bell Canada and the True Patriot Love Foundation announced the launch of the Bell True Patriot Love Fund, a $1 million program to support community mental health initiatives for Canadian military families.

Major gifts Multiple regions 2013

Brain Canada

Bell and Brain Canada announce $1 million research training fund through a new partnership in support of brain research in Canada – the Bell Mental Health Research Training Awards.

Major gifts Multiple regions 2013

Concordia University

A $500,000 donation to Concordia University’s Department of Psychology will subsidize therapy and assessment at the university’s Applied Psychology Centre and Centre for Clinical Research in Health.

Major gifts Québec 2013

Douglas Mental Health University Institute in Montreal

Bell is donating $2 million to the Douglas Mental Health University Institute in Montreal for research activities associated with the Douglas-Bell Canadian Brain Bank, a world-class brain centre unique in Canada.

Major gifts Québec 2012

Queen's University

Bell Canada and Queen's University announced a world-first: the creation the Chair of Mental Health and Anti Stigma Research to better understand the causes of stigma and how best to eradicate it.

Major gifts Ontario 2012

Ontario Shores Foundation

A gift of $150,000 supported the expansion of youth and adolescent care. The Bell Canada Youth Mental Health Clinic at Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences (Ontario Shores) opened in 2012 and provides outreach services to adolescents in need of specialized treatment.

Major gifts Ontario 2012

Fondation Cité de la Santé

A $200,000 donation to the Fondation Cité de la Santé supports the mental health department at the Centre de santé et de services sociaux de Laval.

Major gifts Québec 2012