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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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

Fondation de l’Hôpital du Suroît - Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, QC

Since 1988, the foundation has been working to promote, improve and contribute to the health and well-being of the population served by the Suroît Hospital, located in Montérégie-Ouest. With Bell Let’s Talk funding, they will open a community mental health clinic next to their emergency shelter which supports a variety of clients including those who are refugees and homeless. A community medicine team with physicians will screen and provide mental health and addictions support to 1,500 homeless people.

Community Fund Québec 2021

Les Petits Renard, centre de pédiatrie sociale en communauté de Verdun - Montréal, QC

Les Petits Renards’ mission is to support children from vulnerable backgrounds that are dealing with psycho-emotional and mental health difficulties and challenges. The Coup de pouce project will positively affect 1,000 kids by conducting workshops in eight different schools in Verdun and Lasalle where a psychoeducator will teach kids how to manage emotions, interact with others, and will help prevent or reduce the impact of psycho-affective stress.

Community Fund Québec 2021

Fondation Marie-Vincent - Montréal, QC

Fondation Marie-Vincent supports sexually and physically abused children and teens by providing them with the services they need. Their organization has a multidisciplinary team including police, doctors and psychotherapists to help victims of sexual violence. They currently have more than 500 youth on their waiting list for therapy who typically wait two years to be admitted. With their Bell Let’s Talk grant, they will hire a counsellor and offer access to a year-long group therapy program for 48 youth and their families.

Community Fund Québec 2021

YWCA Québec - Québec, QC

YWCA Québec focuses on the well-being, safety, and full potential of women and girls. With Bell funds and in collaboration with 14 schools and low-rent housing associations, they will host 26 workshops to educate up to 160 young girls living in poverty. The workshops will cover themes such as how to maintain their mental health, interact with family members who have mental health issues, connect youth with local resources and refer girls to mental health experts.

Community Fund Québec 2021

Fondation Jeunes en Tête - Montréal, QC

For more than 22 years, the Fondation Jeunes en Tête has been preventing psychological distress in young people aged 11 to 18. Bell's donation will allow the Foundation to continue holding mental health awareness workshops for more than 50,000 high school students in 17 administrative regions of Québec, either virtually or in the classroom. The workshops help to de-stigmatize mental illness, raise awareness and provide tools to increase resiliency in the face of life's challenges, as well as give school personnel the opportunity to provide early intervention.

Community Fund Québec 2021

The Yellow Door - Montréal, QC

The Yellow Door runs intergenerational programs and services that aim to bring youth and seniors together to promote mental and physical wellness and prevent social isolation. The project Friendly Calls Phase 2 consists of providing every volunteer and staff member with Mental Health First Aid Training. The volunteers will be trained to recognize changes in behaviour, depression, anxiety, senior abuse, and suicide risk, and ensure seniors have access to mental health supports and servies.

Community Fund Québec 2021

AutonHommie, centre de ressources sur la condition masculine Québec - Québec, QC

AutonHommie is an organization dedicated to supporting men living with challenges. Their project Point of Support will pay the salary of a therapist to offer free individual therapy consultations both in person or online. This will help 100 men leading community organizations and small to medium businesses who do not have access to employee benefits, connect with the mental health support they need.

Community Fund Québec 2021

L’Étoile, pédiatrie sociale en communauté du Haut-Richelieu - Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, QC

L’Étoile is a social pediatric centre in Haut-Richelieu that offers social pediatrics services to children ages zero to 18 years old. Their project Mind and Body Therapy provides art therapy, music therapy, pet therapy, and adventure therapy to children experiencing complex psychological trauma and helps reduce the effects of toxic stresses, depression, and anxiety. With Bell funds, they will hire five certified therapists who will offer 36 weeks of therapy to 50 kids.

Community Fund Québec 2021

Week-ends Champêtres - Longueuil, QC

Week-ends Champêtres offers respite for people living with psychosis including schizophrenia. Their project Weekends in the Country, consist of hosting 25 weekends for 150 people living with psychosis and their companions. These weekend outings will help alleviate the aggravating effect of isolation caused by the COVID-19 crisis on the mental health of guests and their companions.

Community Fund Québec 2021