Nine mental health organizations in Montreal and Longueuil are receiving grants from the Bell Let’s Talk Community Fund. Quebec’s health minister Gaetan Barrette was on hand for the announcement this morning.
More than $150,000 is being distributed between these organizations to help them expand their services and increase access to care in Greater Montréal.
The $1 million annual Bell Let’s Talk Community Fund provides funding for community-based mental health initiatives improving access to care around the country, with a focus on local projects and grassroots organizations.
This year’s recipients in Greater Montreal include: AMI-Québec, Déclic, D’un couvert à l’autre (Longueuil), Fondation du CSSS Cavendish, Logis Rose-Virginie, the Le Rebond alternative mental health resource in the La Petite-Patrie neighbourhood, Les Impatients, Revivre and Tel-Aide.
Since 2011, the fund has supported more than 113 community groups in every region of Québec.