With one week until Bell Let's Talk Day, we thank our partners for joining in the mental health conversation

MONTRÉAL, Jan. 18, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ - With one week until Bell Let's Talk Day on Wednesday, January 25, support continues to grow across the country with more Canadian organizations helping to promote the national mental health conversation.

"We thank these great Canadian organizations for putting their voices and brands to work for mental health and our collective effort to build a country free of the stigma around mental illness," said Clara Hughes, national spokesperson for Bell Let's Talk. "It is such a powerful message of support for everyone who struggles and for their families, friends and colleagues. We invite you to join us as we get ready for the best Bell Let's Talk Day yet!"

Each year, hundreds of Bell Let's Talk community and mental health partners spread the word about Bell Let's Talk Day through events, newsletters and social media. Students and faculty at Canadian universities and colleges hold awareness sessions and this year, student-athletes across the country are speaking up nationwide for mental health.

A growing list of leading Canadian media and other corporations, government at all levels, sports teams, unions, business associations and Bell partners and competitors also step up to help grow the mental health conversation.

With this support, the Bell Let's Talk message reaches more Canadians every year through additional TV, radio, newspaper, out-of-home, digital and cinema advertising, rink boards at major sports arenas, and a range of events and online efforts promoting mental health.

Bell Let's Talk extends sincere thanks and appreciation to:


Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television

Acadia Broadcasting


Accessible Media

Addictive Mobility



AOL Canada

Atlantic University Sports

Banff World Media Festival


Calgary Stampede

Canada Basketball

Canadian Armed Forces

Canadian Curling Association Canadian Olympic Committee

Canadian Film Centre Canadian School Counsellor

Canadian Media Production  Association

Canadian Paralympic Committee

Canadian Soccer Association

CBC / Radio Canada


The Chronicle Herald

Cieslok Media


Caribbean Carnival Toronto Festival

Cinémas Guzzo

Clear Channel Outdoor


The Daily Gleaner

Culture Days

Dynamic Outdoor

Canada West Universities Athletics Association



Festival d'été de Québec

Festival International de Jazz de Montréal

Francofolies de Montréal

Girl Guides

The Guardian (Charlottetown) The Globe and Mail


Hot Docs



Impax Media


Invictus Games

Juice Mobile


La Presse / Gesca



Mobile Syrup

Monster Media

Montréal Canadiens

Montréal en Lumière

MLSE - Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment

Montréal en Santé

Moods Magazine

National Music Centre

National Football League Canada / NFL.com

NBA Canada

Native Touch

National Newswatch




OFX Media

OneStop Media

Ontario Athletics Association

Ottawa 2017

Ottawa Senators


Pattison Outdoor



Raptors 905

Rogers Communications Sharkfin Taxi Media

RSEQ (Réseau du sport étudiant du Québec)

Royal Canadian Mounted Police



Star Touch

Tapped Mobile


The Telegram

The Telegraph-Journal

The Times & Transcript

Toronto FC

Toronto Maple Leafs

Toronto Raptors

Toronto Argonauts

Toronto Star / Torstar

Toronto International Film Festival

True Patriot Love

Twitter Canada

UB Media


Universal Music Canada

V Télé

Vancouver Whitecaps FC


The Writers Guild of Canada


Zoom Media


The Bell Let's Talk initiative promotes Canadian mental health with national awareness and anti-stigma campaigns, like Bell Let's Talk Day, alongside significant Bell funding for community care and access, research, and workplace initiatives. To learn more about the Bell Let's Talk campaign, please visit Bell.ca/LetsTalk.

On Bell Let's Talk Day 2017 this January 25, Bell will donate 5 cents to Canadian mental health programs for each of these interactions at no extra charge to participants:

  • Every text message, mobile call and long distance call made by Bell Canada and Bell Aliant customers.
  • Twitter: Every tweet using #BellLetsTalk
  • Facebook: Every view of the Bell Let's Talk Day video at Facebook.com/BellLetsTalk
  • Instagram: Every post using #BellLetsTalk
  • Snapchat: Every use of the Bell Let's Talk Snapchat geofilter

Bell Let's Talk Day 2016 set new records for engagement with 125.9 million messages of support, and Bell increased its funding for Canadian mental health by $6,295,764.75.

Media inquiries:

Jacqueline Michelis
(613) 785-1427


SOURCE Bell Canada