Growing the global conversation 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. Let’s keep the conversation going and work together to create a stigma-free Canada.

The 2019 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. Click here for more information.

Small action. Big impact.

1,013,915,275

Total number of interactions

$100,695,763.75

committed

to mental health initiatives

657

Community Fund grants

$15.7 million in funding

Children & Youth

$1.95 million in funding

Indigenous communities

$1.78 million in funding

Military family support

Bell Let’s Talk has partnered with more than 1,000 organizations who have supported over

3,409,680

Canadians with access to mental health services

+$11 million

in Community Fund grants

2,235,043

crisis and distress

line users

1,476,878

children & youth reached

610,148

Canadians supported

through technology-based mental health programs

1,451,375

trained staff and volunteers

15,846

military families helped

through the Bell True Patriot Love Fund

86%

of Canadians reported that they are more aware of mental health issues

since Bell Let’s Talk began

* Infographics representative of 2011-2019

Université du Québec à Montréal

A $500,000 donation to the Centre for Research and Intervention on Suicide, Ethical Issues and End-of-Life Practices (CRISE) at the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) will be used to develop a first of its kind project aimed at preventing suicide by making optimal use of today’s digital communications tools.

Major gifts Québec 2019

Montréal organizations delivering mental health services to homeless people

A $300,000 donation to Accueil Bonneau, Welcome Hall Mission and the Old Brewery Mission will support the organizations' work caring for those coping with homelessness in Montréal.

Major gifts Québec 2019

Au cœur de l'enfance — Montréal, QC

Funding from Bell Let’s Talk will provide individual psychosocial support to women who are experiencing pregnancy in a context of significant socio-economic vulnerability. These mothers, most of whom are from diverse backgrounds, receive support in taking the necessary steps to reduce toxic stressors impacting their mental health and their children’s development.

Community fund Québec 2019

Alliance des communautés culturelles pour l’égalité dans la santé et les services sociaux (ACCÉSSS) — Montréal, QC

ACCÉSSS is a coalition of 125 ethnocultural community organizations that will use Bell’s donation to create 2 informative video clips on mental health community services. This project is aimed at helping people take charge of their mental health in a context of diversity and to better understand how to navigate the healthcare system and community in matters relating to mental health.

Community fund Québec 2019

Association des familles de personnes assassinées ou disparues (AFPAD) — Montréal, QC

AFPAD will use the donation from Bell Let’s Talk for a pilot project to create support group workshops led by a social worker for bereaved family and friends after a traumatic death. This new support group adapted to traumatic grief will help participants fully address their grief and empower themselves to avoid or better manage the symptoms of post-traumatic stress arising from a loved one’s violent death.

Community fund Québec 2019

Café Le Signet — Laval, QC

The organization will be able to enhance its current service in both the restaurant and catering service of its workforce re-entry programs for people struggling with chronic and persistent mental health problems. Bell’s donation will be used to create an additional supervisory position for better guidance and to support their social integration.

Community fund Québec 2019

Centre de soutien en santé mentale - Montérégie — Longueuil, QC

To fight isolation and boost self-esteem in people affected by a mental illness, this organization has created a singing therapy program with the Les Ritournelles choir. This project will allow participants to become members of the choir and give concerts, particularly in CHSLDs (long-term care homes), hospitals and retirement homes. The choir will help participants create a better social network, improve their physical health and reduce psychological distress.

Community fund Québec 2019

Centre Le Rucher, traitement des dépendances — Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures, QC

Funds from Bell Let’s Talk will be used to develop a community garden that will add an innovative seasonal component to the existing therapeutic programs offered by the organization. This activity will encourage participants to develop new skills under professional supervision with the support of peers.

Community fund Québec 2019