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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Rise

A $1 million from Bell Let’s Talk to Rise will build more local small businesses and empower Canadians affected by mental illness and addictions towards greater social and economic well-being through entrepreneurship training, mentorship & lending. Rise’s expansion into Manitoba in partnership with the Canadian Mental Health Association Manitoba and Winnipeg has also been made possible through Bell’s new gift.

Major gifts Multiple regions 2021

Delta Family Resource Center

You Can’t Pour From an Empty Cup is a partnership between Bell Let’s Talk and Delta Family Resource Center which will provide free, culturally appropriate support groups and counselling to Black and racialized families in Northwest Toronto. Faced with the reality of increasing mental health challenges resulting from COVID-19, this innovative program supports up to 200 community members, family and caregivers, and frontline workers who are supporting individuals with mental health challenges.

Diversity Fund Ontario 2021

Maisons Transitionnelles – On Our Own (O3)

Healing Bonds is a new project centered on healing and improving childhood attachment, in a culturally safe and adapted way for up to 70 young parents and their children. Through this program, they will work on goals that help strengthen their autonomy, self-determination and sense of belonging so they can move from surviving to thriving independently within the community.

Diversity Fund Québec 2021

MOSAIC

The Newcomer Wellness Hub Project supports the mental health and overall well-being of approximately 200 newcomers, immigrants and refugees with multilingual clinical counselling sessions for families, youth and seniors in the Metro Vancouver and Fraser Valley area.

Diversity Fund British Columbia 2021

TAIBU Community Health Centre

The Community Healing Project will create a safe and culturally affirming space for Black communities to come together to support each other, to work towards healing and strength and a space for call to action. The project will reach out and engage approximately 150 members of diverse Black communities to participate in Community Healing Circles. This project also includes the development of a documentary capturing the Afrocentric ways of hosting healing circles that will be launched during Black Mental Health Week in March 2022. The documentary will be used as a tool to engage community stakeholders to participate in a knowledge mobilization engagement session to bring awareness to the issues of mental health in Black communities and explore ways to bring about change.

Diversity Fund Ontario 2021

Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health

The Mother Project will create a short documentary-style film that shares the stories of Indigenous mothers who have been victims of racism at the very time when they should feel the safest: when giving birth to their children. This film will become part of Wabano’s established Wabano-win educational program, an Indigenous Cultural Safety training for healthcare professionals that attracts hundreds of healthcare providers and administrators each year. This documentary will help raise awareness of anti-Indigenous racism in maternity care in the nation’s capital and build understanding about how this racism impacts the mental well-being of Indigenous families.

Diversity Fund Ontario 2021

Nurrait | Jeunes Karibus

The Ikaartuit Cabin Project is a socio-professional reintegration project aimed at helping a group of young people ages 14 to 19 in Nunavik in situations of psychosocial vulnerability build strategies to cope with their mental health. It seeks to develop a range of protective factors for youth, including support networks, emotional literacy and deeper self-awareness.

Diversity Fund Québec 2021

Integrated Youth Services (IYS) New Brunswick

With support from the Bell-Graham Boeckh Foundation partnership and the Government of New Brunswick, United Way Greater Moncton and Southeastern New Brunswick launched the Regional Strategic Coordinators project in Kent County and Miramichi. The Regional Strategic Coordinators will help children and youth aged 13 to 21 facing mental health and addiction challenges connect to who and what they need for success in school and life.

Major gifts Atlantic 2021

Bell Let's Talk Post-Secondary Fund Implementation Grants

The $1 million annual Bell Let’s Talk Post-Secondary Fund Implementation Grants program supports colleges and universities that are using the National Standard of Canada for Mental Health and Well-Being for Post-Secondary Students to identify specific gaps or needs in their mental health support services and are building new initiatives to address them. For more information click here.

Major gifts Multiple regions 2021

The Ayalik Fund and the Canadian Canoe Foundation – Multiple Regions, NU

The Canadian Canoe Foundation (CCF) in partnership with the Ayalik Fund offer a nature-based therapy program for young people across Nunavut including Cambridge Bay, Kugaaruk, Pond Inlet, Taloyoak, Kugluktuk and Coral Harbour. The Inuit Youth Wilderness Mental Health Counselling project will recruit 30 Indigenous youth ages 13 to 17 for participation in self-esteem building canoe trips in communities across the territory. With Community Fund support, they will hire a trained mental health counsellor to accompany youth on these canoe trips.

Community Fund Territories 2021

Isaksimagit Inuusirmi Katujjiqaatigiit Embrace Life Council - Iqaluit, NU

Isaksimagit Inuusirmi Katujjiqaatigiit Embrace Life Council is a suicide prevention organization that aims to provide the necessary supports for Nunavummiut to help them live a healthy and fulfilled life. In partnership with Nunavut Arctic College, they are providing after-school cultural and academic programs for Inuit students. Bell funds will support the Improving Access to Culturally Aware Mental Health Programming project and will benefit approximately 50 students.

Community Fund Territories 2021

Aunt Leah’s Place - New Westminster, BC

The Link: Mental Health Supports for Youth from Care program is a collaboration between Aunt Leah’s Place and the Dan’s Legacy Foundation. The project will expand on-site mental health supports at Aunt Leah’s Youth Hub Resource Centre in Vancouver to 168 at-risk youth either in care or aging out of care. Bell Let’s Talk funding will support clinical counselling staff salaries to provide virtual, in-person, and off-site socially distanced counselling.

Community Fund British Columbia 2021

Borderline Personality Disorder Society of BC - North Saanich (C.-B.)

The COVID-19 crisis has amplified the pre-existing risk of death by suicide in the highly marginalized borderline personality disorder population. The organization will implement a 16-week community Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) program which includes a weekly virtual two-hour skills group, a one-hour consultation team meeting, and 10-minute crisis calls as needed for 40 clients. The facilitators themselves have lived experience and advanced comprehensive DBT training.

Community Fund British Columbia 2021

Fondation de l’Hôpital du Suroît - Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, QC

Since 1988, the foundation has been working to promote, improve and contribute to the health and well-being of the population served by the Suroît Hospital, located in Montérégie-Ouest. With Bell Let’s Talk funding, they will open a community mental health clinic next to their emergency shelter which supports a variety of clients including those who are refugees and homeless. A community medicine team with physicians will screen and provide mental health and addictions support to 1,500 homeless people.

Community Fund Québec 2021

Les Petits Renard, centre de pédiatrie sociale en communauté de Verdun - Montréal, QC

Les Petits Renards’ mission is to support children from vulnerable backgrounds that are dealing with psycho-emotional and mental health difficulties and challenges. The Coup de pouce project will positively affect 1,000 kids by conducting workshops in eight different schools in Verdun and Lasalle where a psychoeducator will teach kids how to manage emotions, interact with others, and will help prevent or reduce the impact of psycho-affective stress.

Community Fund Québec 2021