Bell has released a ‘$ 5 millionBell Let’s Talk Diversity Fund‘to support mental health initiatives for black, indigenous and colored communities (BIPOC).
The operator notes that this will build on past funding to address the needs of Canadian communities and is focused on supporting initiatives that increase access to culturally informed mental health services for racialized Canadians.
Bell notes that the fund will provide grants of up to $ 250,000 to organizations that offer culturally informed and evidence-based mental health and wellness programs for BIPOC communities.
The fund is being launched today with inaugural donations of $ 250,000 to the Black Youth Helpline and the National Association of Friendship Centers.
“Bell has taken a strong stance against racism and social injustice and we are taking significant steps to address the impacts of systemic racism on blacks, indigenous people and people of color within our company and in our communities,” said the CEO. Bell’s Mirko Bibic in a statement. Press release.
Registered charities and non-profit groups can obtain information on how to apply for grants at Bell Let’s Talk website.