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

$28 million in funding

Young Canadians

$3.1 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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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

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

Centre Inter-Section – Gatineau, QC

Centre Inter-Section will offer a new individualized physical activity program supported by a nurse kinesiologist for patients with severe mental health issues who have become inactive. The project rethinks the way physical activity programs are managed, using individualized approaches, social support, gradual change, and active participation as guiding principles at the heart of the program that will support 125 people. The funding will also support a transfer of knowledge and training plan for one counsellor to maintain the service in the future.

Community Fund Québec 2020

Cercle des 4 vents – Montréal, QC

Bell Let’s Talk funding will support an ongoing program of drama therapy with animal assistance workshops for 48 youth between the ages of two and 30 who are survivors of abuse and who struggle with violent impulses against themselves and/or others. The funding will be used to purchase art equipment, music instruments, and books to use by 48 participants during the 12 workshops taking place at Ferme L’Auteuilloise in Laval.

Community Fund Québec 2020

Médecins du Monde Canada – Montréal, QC

The donation from Bell Let’s Talk will pay the salaries for Médecins du Monde’s psychologists to meet with 150 marginalized individuals directly at the different Montréal shelters where they seek refuge and feel most comfortable. A team of 10 psychologists will provide 1500 hours of direct consultations per year.

Community Fund Québec 2020

Fondation Santé Urbaine – Montréal, QC

Fondation Santé Urbaine will use the donation from Bell Let’s Talk to acquire therapeutic recreation equipment for the Café des Pairs, a meeting place made available to 2500 mental health patients, conveniently located at Notre-Dame Hospital. The Café provides a non-stigmatizing space outside of the formal therapeutic framework so that users can have access to a place for exchanging ideas, for socialization opportunities, and to have access to computers for training and personal needs.

Community Fund Québec 2020

Maison RadoActif – Montréal, QC

For more than 20 years, RadoActif has been a positive living environment where teens socialize and are in contact with qualified professionals. The donation from Bell Let’s Talk will cover most of the salary of an additional counsellor in the psychosocial assistance services for 30 adolescents between the age of 12 and 18 years old. This project offers voluntarily psychological support to adolescents and fills a gap of services in the greater Montréal area outside of the public system hours, since the Maison RadoActif is open after school and evenings.

Community Fund Québec 2020

Fondation À Notre Santé de l'hôpital HAD – Victoriaville, QC

The Foundation will offer new art therapy workshops led by a professional artist mediator accompanied by a mental health worker from the hospital. Sessions will be offered once a week for 28 weeks in three separate sessions to support more than 500 hospitalized mental health patients throughout the year.

Community Fund Québec 2020

Répit Jeunesse – Victoriaville, QC

Répit Jeunesse is committed to breaking the cycle of exclusion by building trusting relationships with youth, enabling them to reconnect with society. The Bell Let’s Talk grant will allow them to hire a second street/community outreach worker for their new day centre and offer individual interventions and refer 300 youths aged 12 to 30 years old to specialized support resources if needed.

Community Fund Québec 2020

Sentier Urbain – Montréal, QC

In partnership with La rue des femmes, an organization that helps homeless women, funds will be used to expand social outreach projects and to hire a psychosocial worker to help 75 women with mental health issues. Therapeutic community gardening activities will enable women to access healthy food and participate in community kitchen workshops to improve socialization, eating habits and their well-being.

Community Fund Québec 2020

Cirque Hors Piste – Montréal, QC

Cirque Hors-Piste will use the Bell Let’s Talk grant to put in place a five-month project for 45 young people from Montréal, Kuujjuaq, and Igloolik living with mental health issues, an experience to take part in a collaborative circus creation process during which they will prepare a performance together. The project consists of eight social circus workshops that will enable local outreach teams to build trust with hard-to-reach youth, set social goals with each one, and help them develop life skills towards physical and mental well-being.

Community Fund Québec 2020