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

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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

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

Fondation de ma vie

Bell Let's Talk announced a donation of $225,000 to Fondation de ma vie for the refurbishment of 5 psychiatric departments at 3 hospitals in Saguenay‒Lac-Saint-Jean. Bell's donation, along with a $75,000 investment by the Fondation, will have a meaningful impact on patients and their families in the region, enhancing the support available close to home.

Major gifts Québec 2020

Aire ouverte

Bell Let’s Talk and Graham Boeckh Foundation’s first donation will support Aire ouverte’s existing youth hubs in Laval, Nord-de-l’Île-de-Montréal and Sept-Îles and 4 new sites currently in development. Aire ouverte will receive a multi-year gift of $1 million to support programming at the existing centres, help launch the new hub sites and develop a shared governance model and standardized metrics.

Major gifts Québec 2020

Relief

Bell Let's Talk announced a $650,000 donation to Relief (formerly known as Revivre) to kick off the SolidaiRevivre campaign and launch virtual mental health services to support more people during the COVID-19 crisis. The donation is part of a $5 million increase in Bell Let’s Talk funding in response to COVID-19, announced in March.

Major gifts Québec 2020

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

Montreal General Hospital

A donation of $400,000 to the Montreal General Hospital Foundation (MGHF) to acquire a new repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS) device and a neuronavigator. These devices will help McGill University Health Centre’s (MUHC) Mental Health Mission increase access to its Neuromodulation Unit for people living with mental health issues.

Major gifts Québec 2018

Institut universitaire en santé mentale de Montréal Foundation

Bell Let's Talk announced a $500,000 donation to the Institut universitaire en santé mentale de Montréal Foundation (FIUSMM) to support innovation projects at the institute's Research Centre, including the development of mobile applications aimed at improving the lives of people living with mental health issues.

Major gifts Québec 2018

McGill University’s Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital

A $250,000 donation to fund the development of online mental health resources focused on the needs of multicultural communities. The 3-year project will enhance the online Multicultural Mental Health Resource Centre, expanding language options and content in Arabic, Farsi, Mandarin and other languages, and adding resources for adolescents, young adults and family members of people living with a mental illness.

Major gifts Québec 2017

CISSS de Lanaudière

$300,000 donation to Fondation pour la Santé du Nord and Fondation Santé Sud de Lanaudière matched by the Québec government. Funding will support improved access to care for clients dealing with mental health challenges.

Major gifts Québec 2017

l’Institut universitaire en santé mentale de Québec

Donation of $1million to the Institut universitaire en santé mentale de Québec in support of ground-breaking research to detect early signs of mental illness in youth from families with a history of mental illness. In addition, the deployment of the HoPE project (Horizon Parent-Enfant) a clinic which will improve screening, accessibility and continuity of services for children and adolescents with a parent suffering from schizophrenia, bipolar disorder or recurrent major depression.

Major gifts Québec 2016

CHU Sainte-Justine

CHU Sainte-Justine and Bell announced a gift of $500,000 from Bell Let’s Talk to support Québec’s first Integrated Mother-Child Centre for Eating Disorders.

Major gifts Québec 2015

Université de Montréal

A $500,000 donation will be used to implement a number of new initiatives to support students experiencing stressful situations or suffering from anxiety or a mood disorder. For example, new group sessions will focus on mindfulness-based cognitive therapy for greater emotional stability. A proven and effective approach, it will be offered at UdeM's Centre de santé et de consultation psychologique to all campus students, including those at HEC Montréal and the École Polytechnique.

Major gifts Québec 2014

McGill University

A $500,000 donation will help fund the McGill Wellness Portal, a comprehensive self-screening tool focused on the most common mental health issues faced by McGill's students.

Major gifts Québec 2014