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 is providing 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

+$9

million

in Community Fund grants

534

Community Fund grants

$3.53 million in grants

Children & Youth

$788K in grants

Indigenous communities

$1.6 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

Université Laval Foundation

A $225,000 contribution from Bell Let’s Talk supports a new program that will help students who experience mental health issues.

Major gifts Quebec 2014

Fondation de l’Institut universitaire en santé mentale de Montréal

$1 million to the Fondation de l’Institut universitaire en santé mentale de Montréal to support innovative research and a new mental health biobank.

Major gifts Quebec 2013

Jewish General Hospital (JGH) Foundation

A $230,000 gift to the Jewish General Hospital Foundation supports the JGH’s Child Psychiatry Transitional Care Program.

Major gifts Quebec 2013

Brain Canada

Bell and Brain Canada announce $1 million research training fund through a new partnership in support of brain research in Canada – the Bell Mental Health Research Training Awards.

Major gifts Quebec 2013

Concordia University

A $500,000 donation to Concordia University’s Department of Psychology will subsidize therapy and assessment at the university’s Applied Psychology Centre and Centre for Clinical Research in Health.

Major gifts Quebec 2013

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

Fondation Hôpital Charles-Lemoyne

$300,000 to the Fondation Hôpital Charles-Lemoyne for its adolescent psychiatric unit.

Major gifts Quebec 2011