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

$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

4,422,134

Canadians with access to mental health services

$13 million

in Community Fund grants

2,354,193

crisis and distress

line users

1,897,883

children & youth reached

804,105

Canadians supported

through technology-based mental health programs

1,461,211

trained staff and volunteers

20,346

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 2010-2021

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

Société de réadaptation et dintégration communautaire (SRIC) – Lévis, QC

The SRIC will offer community follow-up services to support people with mental health issues leaving a supervised housing environment and moving out on their own. The project will assist 60 people in their social integration. A social worker will be responsible for setting goals for each person, documenting his/her interactions and interventions, and determining the extent to which the goals have been met.

Community Fund Québec 2020