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

$20.8 million in funding

Children & Youth

$2.7 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

Find out where the funds go

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Le Pavois de Ste-Foy - Québec City, QC

Project is to hire a mental health counsellor to work with members at the Pavois to help other patients in their recovery while drawing from their own life experiences. The counsellor would work 3 days/week and accompany other patients that are undergoing treatment and counselling.

Community Fund Québec 2011

Le Trait d'Union Montérégien - Saint-Hyacinthe, QC

Volunteer recruitment event for organisation's 20th anniversary. The project hopes to reduce the number of people on a waiting list from 48 to a maximum of 15 people, double the number of volunteers and reach 3000 people via conferences and recruitment activities.

Community Fund Québec 2011

Le Traversier, Centre de jour et d'entraide en santé mentale - Trois-Rivières, QC

The project will offer people that hear voices the possibility to participate, on a weekly basis, in a training and support group called 'Living well with my voices'. It's a project that was started in 2007 by the Pavois in Quebec City in collabration with PECH and the University of Laval.

Community Fund Québec 2011

Les Impatients - Granby, QC

The project consists of expanding the Art therapy workshops to Granby (Estrie region) in collaboration with other partners including Suivi intensif dans le milieu (SIM), Val-des-Cerfs School Commission, and the Granby Hospital. The program has seen a lot of success by being able to integrate people with a mental health problem into society and create social economic and cultural links in addition to contributing to removing the stigma around mental health.

Community Fund Québec 2011

Revivre - Montréal, QC

They will hire a web master/social network expert to improve access to information and encourage discussion via the internet. The web site is made up of a help line with information and referral section and an open discussion forum that needs to be further developed and maintained. The project will greatly contribute to reducing stigma as well as breaking the silence and isolation of people suffering with anxiety disorders, depression, and bipolar mental health problems.

Community Fund Québec 2011

CAMH Foundation

$10 million to CAMH Foundation (the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health) to take the world-leading institution past its landmark $100 million fundraising goal.

Major gifts Ontario 2011

Fondation Hôpital Charles-Lemoyne

$300,000 to the Fondation Hôpital Charles-Lemoyne for its adolescent psychiatric unit.

Major gifts Québec 2011

Streetohome Foundation

$250,000 to the Streetohome Foundation to provide support to homeless or at-risk youth living with mental health issues and addictions in BC.

Major gifts British Columbia 2011

University of British Columbia

Bell has donated $1 million to the University of British Columbia to establish the Bell Youth Mental Health Impact Project, which will allow UBC researchers to conduct mental health outreach to youth in need throughout BC.

Major gifts British Columbia 2011

Mental Health & Wellness Division

Mental health training opportunities in Nunavut are limited due to the geographic size and cost of transportation. This project will provide professional development training for frontline mental health and wellness staff to better meet the needs of the region. Some of the project focus areas will include working from a strength-based client-centred practice, motivational interviewing and narrative approaches and developing practice methodologies that will encompass Inuit knowledge, traditions and values.

Community Fund Territories 2011

Royal Ottawa Hospital Foundation

$1 million to the Royal Ottawa Hospital Foundation to expand its Telepsychiatry Program benefiting rural, northern, and remote communities.

Major gifts Ontario 2010