Bell Let’s Talk, Bell's corporate initiative dedicated to moving mental health forward in Canada, supports projects that improve access to mental health supports and services for people in Canada.

Funding is provided through the following programs:

Bell Let's Talk Community Fund
This program support projects that improve access to mental health care, support, and services for people in Canada.

Preference is given to initiatives that:

  • leverage, expand, or replicate proven programs and services already being offered by other mental health agencies;
  • have a detailed budget and have secured funding from other sources for the project;
  • specifically address project sustainability post‑funding;
  • have clear objectives and a measurement plan;
  • are evidence-based or evidence‑informed; and,
  • identify community impact and specify the number or increased number of individuals helped through the project.

Bell Let’s Talk Diversity Fund
This program supports the mental health and well-being of members of Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) communities across Canada.

Funding will be provided for projects aiming to:

  • reduce the stigma around mental illness; or,
  • increase access to culturally informed mental health and well-being support for BIPOC communities in Canada.

Grants of up to $200,000 payable over two to five years will be provided.

Preference will be given to projects that are led by an individual who is a member of the BIPOC community they support and managed by a board, council, or executive committee predominantly consisting of individuals who reflect the community they support.

Bell Let's Talk Post-Secondary Fund
This program supports initiatives that improve student mental health and support the institution’s journey to align with the National Standard of Canada for Mental Health and Well-Being for Post-Secondary Students (the Standard) or Québec Action Plan on Student Mental Health for Higher Education (Québec Action Plan). Grants of up to $100,000 over two years are available to nonprofit Canadian post-secondary institutions to fund programs that align with the guiding principles and models of the Standard or the Québec Action Plan.

Application Procedures

Application guidelines are available on the Fund's website.