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Bell Let’s Talk Post-Secondary Fund

In 2021, the Bell Let’s Talk Post-Secondary Fund was launched to help post-secondary institutions accelerate their important and ongoing work to support student mental health and well-being.

Post-secondary institutions can now apply for a grant of up to $100,000 over two years to fund programs identified in the institution’s gap analysis and support their alignment with the guiding principles and models of the National Standard of Canada for Mental Health and Well-Being for Post-Secondary Students (the Standard), or the Québec Action Plan on Student Mental Health for Higher Education (Québec Action Plan) available in French only.

The Post-Secondary Fund supports initiatives that improve student mental health and support the institution’s journey to align with the Standard or Québec Action Plan. Applications must include the following:

  • Demonstrate the institution completed a gap analysis to highlight those areas that require further work to meet the requirements of the Standard or Québec Action Plan;
  • Clearly explain how the grant will help offset the costs to activate the institution’s project to align with the guiding principles and models of the Standard or Québec Action Plan;
  • Support projects that will help the institution close an identified gap and support their efforts to align services with the Standard or Québec Action Plan;
  • Demonstrate a financial commitment by the institution in aligning services with the Standard or Québec Action Plan;
  • Incorporate student and/or student association feedback into their project, or students and/or student associations who were involved in the development of the project.

The successful recipients will be notified in December and the funds will be released in January 2024.

The completed application must be submitted by the application deadline at or before 3:00pm EST on June 28th, 2023.

Due to the time required to connect with all potential applicants, it is not possible for our team to discuss individual applications. The online submission portal is the best way to ensure that all applications are submitted and reviewed in a consistent and equitable way.

All eligible institutions may apply, including those who received the one-time $25,000 Kickoff Grant. However, if your institution received an Implementation Grant, you are not eligible to apply again until a minimum of one year following the end of your project term.