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.

1,491,774,955

Total number of interactions

$129,588,747.75

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

5,556,332

Canadians with access to mental health services

$15 million

in Community Fund grants

2,427,991

crisis and distress

line users

2,159,817

children & youth reached

909,000

Canadians supported

through technology-based mental health programs

1,469,600

trained staff and volunteers

22,824

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 2010-2022

Find out where the funds go

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Cégep de Sherbrooke – Implementation Grant

The Bell Let’s Talk funding will support the creation, implementation and evaluation of a pilot training project offered to the entire community, which will allow students to acquire concrete tools related to psychological health and focus on the development of various psychosocial and socio-emotional skills that promote well-being. It will also allow implementation of an ambitious campaign to raise awareness, create a culture of caring and promote psychological health within the institution.

Post-Secondary Fund Québec 2022

École de technologie supérieure – Implementation Grant

The Bell Let’s Talk funding will provide resources to create and implement awareness and promotion of healthy life habits and offer mental health strategies during outside normal hours. This will help fill a gap in services for their unique and isolated students, often coming from outside Montréal or international students.

Post-Secondary Fund Québec 2022

Université de Montréal – Implementation Grant

Using algorithms, funding from Bell Let’s Talk will help develop a mobile APP for students. The APP will target students' needs and will include an interface for the user to, monitor students psychological distress reactions; guide them in the use of coping strategies as needed and refer them to a specific help resource for their needs. The application will explain to the students the normalcy of some of their reactions in order to reassure while personalizing and popularizing the recommendations sent according to the evolution of his/her condition.

Post-Secondary Fund Québec 2022

Université de Sherbrooke – Implementation Grant

The Bell Let’s Talk funding will support the implementation of various mental health initiatives and strategies based on knowledge and on a systemic approach, and adapted to the reality of the students. The initiatives aim to develop students' psychosocial skills, raise awareness of mental health within the university community, to create a culture that combines performance and caring and to promote peer support. A team of coaches supports the faculties in the implementation of the initiatives and a team of researchers supports their evaluation.

Post-Secondary Fund Québec 2022

Université du Québec à Chicoutimi – Implementation Grant

The Bell Let’s Talk donation will help develop a living lab, with the goal of making mental health issues more visible and concrete. Bringing together students, teachers, researchers and university staff, this co-creation project aims to evaluate the impact of physical or virtual spaces on mental health, as well as the promotion and prevention of mental health within the Université du Québec à Chicoutimi. To do so, the Dataviz Lab, which is a space for dialogue and exchange available at UQAC, will also serve as a place to raise awareness.

Post-Secondary Fund Québec 2022

L’Hybridé

L’Hybridé will offer face to face or virtual psychotherapy services throughout Quebec and will share its expertise on international adoption issues and its psychological repercussions with interns, trainees, community organizations, universities and health service providers through conferences and training sessions.

Diversity Fund Québec 2022

Wolf Lake First Nation

The “Youth on The Trails” project will target youth from 12 to 17 years who are members of the Wolf Lake First Nation community, or communities nearby. They will meet weekly in the Mahingan Sagahigan Health and Wellness Centre to participate in activities focusing on land based learning, cultural arts and crafts, and will reinforce important values such as the seven grandfather teachings and encompass all parts of the body: mind, and spirit, and will provide opportunities for youth to connect with local Elders and Knowledge Keepers.

Diversity Fund Québec 2022

CERVO Foundation

Bell Let's Talk announced $250,000 to CERVO Foundation to facilitate the purchase of a 2nd neuromodulation device at the Centre intégré universitaire de santé et de services sociaux (CIUSSS) de la Capitale-Nationale which will help develop new avenues for mental health care. The additional device will double the availability of effective treatment for patients with certain psychiatric illnesses who are often resistant to standard treatments.

Major gifts Québec 2022

Les Ballons Intensifs

The project aims to provide specific training on mental health issues and their symptoms to 36 camp coordinators and counsellors as well as 250 youth and 125 parents in order to deconstruct certain prejudices, to better equip them to seek resources when necessary and to develop their resilience when faced with adversity.

Diversity Fund Québec 2022

African Canadian Development and Prevention Network

"It's ok not to be ok" project activities will provide culturally adapted information and support to women, men, and children in the English-speaking Black community in Montréal, who are vulnerable because of their status as minorities both linguistically and ethnoculturally. Through their partnership with the Department of Youth Protection, ACDPN has a network of over 150 families who receive services through ACDPN. This program will be an additional service offering to the families.

Diversity Fund Québec 2022

Multicultural Mental Health Resource Centre (MMHRC)

Supported by a $250,000 donation from Bell Let's Talk, McGill University, The Neuro (Montreal Neurological Institute-Hospital) and the Lady Davis Institute at the Jewish General Hospital are pleased to announce the official launch of the Multicultural Mental Health Resource Centre (MMHRC). This unique online resource seeks to improve the quality and availability of mental health services for people from diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds, including new Canadians, refugees and members of established ethnocultural communities.

Major gifts Québec 2021

Centre des jeunes l’escale de Montréal-Nord

The project aims to prevent risk behaviours for adolescents in the borough of Montreal North, with a goal to strengthen their sense of confidence and well-being. Program components include classroom workshops focused on resilience, mental health and well-being, community volunteering experiences and outdoor activities.

Diversity Fund Québec 2021

Pour 3 Points / Aim for 3

This program aims to support youth from underprivileged areas by training community sports coaches to be able to support the mental health and well-being of youth, building their resilience and life skills. The project will allow them to increase the number of coaches they provide the training to, and increase the mental health awareness and education component of their training modules. Each coach is supported by a certified development counsellor, and surrounded by a multidisciplinary work team of 18 employees including, three psychologists, a social worker, and an occupational therapist.

Diversity Fund Québec 2021

Fondation CHU Sainte-Justine

The CHU Sainte-Justine Foundation announced the launch of an unprecedented intensive ambulatory care pilot program for patients being treated for an eating disorder (ED) that also incorporates an innovative remote support component. Enabled by a $300,000 donation from Bell Let's Talk, this new initiative will help young people and their families in their home environments, wherever they may live in Québec.

Major gifts Québec 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