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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Wood’s Homes - Calgary, AB

The Wood’s Homes Foundation is a children’s mental health centre providing treatment and support for children, youth, and families. With Bell funds, they will pilot a peer mentorship program that will provide trauma-informed, evidence-based therapy for 500 multi-barrier youth dealing with addiction issues. Two mentors who have lived addictions and mental health struggles will engage with at-risk youth, facilitating group sessions at the Inglewood Opportunity Hub as well as in schools and virtually.

Community Fund Prairies 2021

Calgary Counselling Centre - Calgary, AB

The Calgary Counselling Centre (CCC) found that men in their community face difficult challenges such as anxiety, depression, stress, relationship issues, and family violence. Left untreated, these issues can be debilitating and life-threatening. The CCC’s Access to Men’s Mental Health Support during the COVID-19 crisis program will increase mental health counselling services for 58 men. This initiative will provide urgent access to counselling services with no waitlist, regardless of ability to pay.

Community Fund Prairies 2021

Canadian Mental Health Association Edmonton Region - Edmonton, AB

The primary goal of the Multicultural Seniors Outreach program is to enhance the well-being of immigrants, refugees, and newcomer seniors in the greater Edmonton area who are dealing with complex mental health issues related to deep poverty, pre-migration trauma, isolation, anxiety and core identity issues. This grant will be used for trained staff who develop a deep relationship of trust and provide cultural and linguistic support as well as referrals to other community supports and services. These client support staff are essential in securing the participation of racialized community members and in creating a safe, welcoming environment for participants. The program has grown to support 13 ethnocultural communities and Bell Let’s Talk funding will allow the CMHA to continue helping these communities.

Community Fund Prairies 2021

Canadian Mental Health Association Calgary Region - Calgary, AB

CMHA Calgary’s Recovery College delivers a free population-based mental health curriculum based on principles of recovery and peer support using both in-person and virtual delivery methods. The initiative aims to provide 144 individuals with practical mental health-related information on a variety of topics including self-care, social interactions, and supporting others with a mental health challenges.

Community Fund Prairies 2021

The Mustard Seed - Calgary, AB

Over 30% of clients seeking support through The Mustard Seed identify as Indigenous. The Indigenous Wellness program was developed to ensure culturally appropriate supports are available to help this population, which is subject to intersecting vulnerabilities and marginalization. The program is Indigenous-led and incorporates cultural practices, traditions and activities into the therapeutic process. In addition to individual and group therapy, clients participate in traditional wellness activities like beading and dream catcher making to aid their spirits, reconnect to their culture and build a sense of community.

Community Fund Prairies 2021

Regina Early Learning Centre – Regina (SK)

The Regina Early Learning Centre works in partnership with parents to provide programming to foster the healthy development of young children and to support parents. The project will improve perinatal mental wellness by providing public education, social support, and care for new or expectant parents who experience or are at risk of developing a Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorder (PMAD). Current virtual support includes postpartum wellness sessions, prenatal planning sessions,support groups, a four-week prenatal education series and a perinatal loss support group.

Community Fund Prairies 2021

Aulneau Renewal Centre (ARC) - Winnipeg, MB

The mission of ARC is to empower personal growth by providing compassionate counselling and therapy services and to build the capacity of attachment-informed practice through training and education. Their pilot project DBT Skills Group will provide bilingual Dialectical Behaviour Therapy which builds mindfulness practices, distress tolerance and interpersonal effectiveness skills for 125 youth.

Community Fund Prairies 2021

Knowles Centre - Winnipeg, MB

Knowles Centre supports youth with severe trauma and behavioural problems. With Bell Let’s Talk funding, they will provide a train-the-trainer program for therapists, frontline staff, foster parents, and teachers in the Self-Reg program, a Canadian-developed framework proven to decrease oppositional behaviour. They hope to reach more than 315 individuals with their project.

Community Fund Prairies 2021

Newcomers Employment & Education Development Services (N.E.E.D.S) - Winnipeg, MB

The Enhance Wellness program will provide newcomer children and youth with group-based and one-on-one psychosocial training and education, parenting training for newcomer parents, and trauma-informed training for education professionals and service providers. To enhance client accessibility, wellness services will be provided in several first languages. Bell funds will be used for in-session translation services reaching 100 individuals.

Community Fund Prairies 2021

Spirit North - Northern Manitoba, MB

The Movement is Medicine project will expand and increase Spirit North’s current regular in-school and after-school sport and land-based activity program in partnership with First Nation communities in northern Manitoba. Approximately 850 young people in Nisichawayasihk, Norway House, Berens River, Bloodvein, South Indian Lake, Cross Lake will benefit from this program.

Community Fund Prairies 2021

BGC Winnipeg - Winnipeg, MB

Boys and Girls Clubs of Winnipeg has grown to become one of the city’s leading youth-serving agencies, offering a safe alternative to the streets during the evening and after-school hours. The COVID Trauma Recovery project will train the organization’s frontline staff to support the mental health needs of 70 children and youth as the COVID-19 crisis continues. Mental Health First Aid and trauma-informed counselling, Psychological First Aid, and strengths-based behaviour management are some of the supports and services the project will provide.

Community Fund Prairies 2021

Immigrant & Refugee Community Organization of Manitoba (IRCOM) – Winnipeg, MB

Bell Let’s Talk funding will allow the organization to create a cross-cultural mental health awareness and navigation project for 150 newcomer youth in Winnipeg. The project will include mental health discussion sessions incorporated into after school programming and structured sessions led by in-house educators and guest speakers. Also, a youth leadership group will attend a mental health first aid course, after which they will provide support to their peers.

Community Fund Prairies 2020

Rainbow Resource Centre – Winnipeg, MB

This project will provide affirming counselling services for 25 members of the 2SLGBTQ+ community in southeastern Manitoba. The counsellor will offer Skype and phone counselling to youth and their families.

Community Fund Prairies 2020

Pembina Counselling Centre – Morden, MB

Bell Let’s Talk funding will provide a sliding fee scale so that clients can access counselling services despite financial concerns. The program will allow a further 250 clients to be served in addition to the Centre’s 500 existing clients.

Community Fund Prairies 2020

Pembina Trails School Division Educational Support Fund – Winnipeg, MB

Support from Bell Let’s Talk will provide training to two educators to deliver the connect parenting program. The focus will be on 100 caregivers of teens at risk of non-completion of school, involvement in the criminal justice system, and the mental health issues that arise with anxiety, depression, addiction, and parent-child conflict.

Community Fund Prairies 2020