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. Click here for more information.

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. For more information, click here.

Small action. Big impact.

1,168,302,700

Total number of interactions

$108,415,135

committed

to mental health initiatives

775

Community Fund grants

$20.8 million in funding

Children & Youth

$2.7 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 over

3,806,409

Canadians with access to mental health services

$13 million

in Community Fund grants

2,312,193

crisis and distress

line users

1,739,136

children & youth reached

792,363

Canadians supported

through technology-based mental health programs

1,455,078

trained staff and volunteers

19,376

military families helped

through the Bell True Patriot Love Fund

83%

of Canadians reported believing attitudes about mental illness have changed for the better

since Bell Let’s Talk began

* Infographics representative of 2010-2020

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