Growing the global conversation 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. Let’s keep the conversation going and work together to create a stigma-free Canada.

The 2018 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.

Small action. Big impact.

867,449,649

Total number of interactions

+$7

million

in Community Fund grants

414

Community Fund grants

$2.54 million in grants

Children & Youth

$646K in grants

Indigenous communities

$1.25 million in grants

Military family support

1,208,040

Individuals supported with access to mental health care

$93.4 million

donated

to mental health initiatives

1,399,890

crisis and distress

line callers

499,310

children & youth reached

through Bell Let’s Talk programs

334,390

individuals supported

through technology-based mental health programs

851,050

trained staff and volunteers

8,410

military families helped

through the Bell True Patriot Fund

87%

of Canadians reported that they are more aware of mental health issues

since Bell Let’s Talk began

* Infographics representative of 2011-2018

Ligne d'intervention téléphonique en prévention du suicide de l'Abitibi-Témiscamingue - Malartic, QC

The grant will support improved suicide and crisis intervention work of the organization. They will expand existing services by hiring a new counselor to respond more quickly to the numerous crisis line calls received during peak periods.

Community fund Quebec 2012

L'Équipe Entreprise - Dorval, QC

L'Equipe Entreprise will hire a life coach to give new workshops to clients living with mental illness on self-esteem in addition to the back-to-work programs, including such topics as preparing healthy frozen meals, catering services and services for seniors.

Community fund Quebec 2012

L'Oasis de Lotbinière - Saint-Flavien, QC

This project will enhance the work integration program in the community including a pre-hiring campaign designed for and geared to local businesses. The goal is to identify local businesses who can offer jobs to participants living with and recovering from mental health illnesses.

Community fund Quebec 2012

Parents et amis du bien-être mental du sud-ouest de Montréal - Verdun, QC

The Bell fund will support this organization's important work by adding new services and workshops to address the needs of youth with anxiety disorders living in foster homes or group homes.

Community fund Quebec 2012

Réseau de Prévention Suicide des Bois-Francs - Plessisville, QC

Creation of a « Sentinelles » network in 30 rural villages out of the 35 rural villages served by this organisation - these Sentinelles will be volunteers in their communities on the lookout for referring people who would have suicidal ideas – referring them to the best local resources to help them seek assistance.

Community fund Quebec 2012

Douglas Mental Health University Institute in Montreal

Bell is donating $2 million to the Douglas Mental Health University Institute in Montreal for research activities associated with the Douglas-Bell Canadian Brain Bank, a world-class brain centre unique in Canada.

Major gifts Quebec 2012

Fondation Cité de la Santé

A $200,000 donation to the Fondation Cité de la Santé supports the mental health department at the Centre de santé et de services sociaux de Laval.

Major gifts Quebec 2012

Anorexie et boulimie Québec - Montréal, QC

They provide a help and referral line for people suffering from anorexia and bulimia. Their help line hours are from 8:00am to midnight. Bell's funding would enable ABQ to add a new shift to the current schedule from midnight to 3:00am.

Community fund Quebec 2011