Bell Providing Grants to Seven Manitoba Organizations to Support Mental Health

October 6, 2016 10:17 AM | News

Siloam Mission, 300 Princess Street (HANDOUT)

Siloam Mission is one of seven recipients in the province of a grant from the Bell Let’s Talk Community Fund. (HANDOUT)

WINNIPEG — Seven Manitoba organizations who deliver mental health support are receiving grants totaling $100,000 from Bell.

The Bell Let’s Talk Community Fund will assist Artbeat Studio Inc., Artists in Healthcare Manitoba, Eastman Safety Training Centre, Inspire Community Outreach Inc., Jewish Child and Family Service – Winnipeg, Manitoba Schizophrenia Society, and Siloam Mission.

“As a loyal Manitoban and proud Canadian, I’m very happy that we’re able to support more of these great grassroots initiatives here in my home province and in every corner of the country with the Community Fund,” said Clara Hughes, Canada’s 6-time Olympic medallist and national spokesperson for Bell Let’s Talk.

The fund provides grants totaling $1 million each year and has supported more than 350 community groups across the country since 2011.

“With this new funding, we and other organizations will be able to offer more mental health support services to more people in Manitoba,” said Laiza Pacheco, director of programs at Siloam Mission.