Canada Awards for Excellence

Recipient Profile

Bell Canada

2017 Order of Excellence Recipient
Mental Health at Work

Bell Let’s Talk helps create a stigma-free Canada and drive action in mental health care. Bell leads by example, with wellness initiatives and mental health programs that support 50,000 employees across the country.

Bell adopted the National Standard on Psychological Health and Safety, the creation of which it partly funded. Bell offers an Employee Family Assistance Program, enhanced access to mental health treatment, and ongoing employee communication and education. Leaders are required to complete modules of the Workplace Mental Health Leadership certificate program developed in partnership with Queen’s University and Morneau Shepell. Bell continuously innovates by evolving and launching new programs. In 2017, Bell revamped its introductory mental health training to enable easy access, and nearly 3,000 employees have taken part. Bell keeps expanding its focus on prevention and total health, promoting a healthy lifestyle, exercise and mindfulness.


Verdun, QC

50,000+ Employees

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“Bell is honoured to receive the Order of Excellence in recognition of our Workplace Mental Health program. A key pillar of the Bell Let’s Talk initiative, leadership in workplace mental health supports the wellbeing and success of our team members, while offering a model for other Canadian corporations eager to end the stigma around mental illness and find new ways to address the #1 cause of workplace disability in Canada.”

Bernard le Duc, Executive Vice President, Corporate Services, Bell Canada

Previous Awards

Mental Health at Work – Gold, 2014
Mental Health at Work – Silver, 2013

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