2016 Corporate responsibility report
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The Bell Let’s Talk Community Fund
The Bell Let’s Talk Community Fund is part of Bell Let’s Talk, Canada’s largest corporate initiative dedicated to mental health.
Since 2011, Bell Let’s Talk has supported 414 organizations with $7 million through the Community Fund. The 2018 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 living with mental illness.
The 2017 application window is now closed. Applicants will be notified this summer, and grant recipients will be announced this fall.
Bell continued to invest in a broad selection of innovative programs aimed at improving care and access to care for those with mental health issues. Our major new commitments in 2016 and early 2017 included:
- $1 million, matched by provincial government funding in each Atlantic province, to expand the work of the Strongest Families Institute in the region
- $300,000 to 2 health foundations in Québec’s Lanaudière region to develop services tailored to clients in the region with mental health challenges
- $250,000 to McGill University's Montréall Neurological Institute and Hospital to help improve access to mental health services focused on the needs of multicultural communities
- $250,000 for a new mental health program to be delivered by Nunavut's Embrace Life Council
- $150,000 for St. John Ambulance to incorporate a mental health module in its first aid courses
- $1 million in one-time grants of up to $25,000 to 72 additional community organizations through the Bell Let’s Talk Community Fund to improve access to mental health services at the local level
- $250,000 in one-time grants to 13 community organizations through the Bell True Patriot Love Fund providing mental health support to military families and veterans across Canada.
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