Bell is connecting youth to wellness support

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As Canada’s largest communications company, Bell is committed to connecting people from coast to coast to coast — including by helping young people access innovative mental health support through Kids Help Phone.

One of our four Founding Partners, Bell has been by our side since we were founded in May 1989. In addition to being among our earliest investors, the company also provided the critical technology infrastructure needed to launch Kids Help Phone as a phone line — Canada’s first 24/7, nationally-available mental health service for young people.  

More than three decades later, the company’s steadfast partnership has helped us evolve into one of the world’s leading e-mental health services for young people.

Bell’s indelible impact is woven into the very fabric of Kids Help Phone’s story. The company has been there for countless firsts: sponsoring our initial signature fundraising event in 2002 (and every year since); helping to create a critical new access point for young people as a founding donor of Kids Help Phone’s texting service and supporting Kids Help Phone through funds and awareness raised on Bell Let’s Talk Day each year since the initiative’s launch in 2011.

In early 2020, when the COVID-19 pandemic began impacting young people Canada-wide, Bell came forward with extraordinary determination and generosity to support their well-being. With a transformational gift of $1.25 million, the company helped stabilize our service in the face of skyrocketing demand.

To our friends and partners at Bell, we extend our deepest gratitude for more than 30 years of partnership, generosity and impact for the young people of Canada.

“Bell is very proud to be a Founding Partner of Kids Help Phone. As Canada’s largest communications company, we are committed to helping kids, teens and young adults access vital mental health and counselling support when they need it, wherever they are.”

— Mary Deacon, Chair, Bell Let’s Talk mental health initiative