In honour of Bell Let's Talk Day, activities were held all day on Wednesday, the event including prizes, games, Bell Let's Talk swag, a photo booth and T-shirt designing activities, among other activities.
"Not only did we achieve significant new milestones in participation and Bell funding, Canada's leadership in growing the mental health conversation is clearly capturing the attention of the world". Two dollars of every ticket will be donated to mental health initiatives in the Southern Tier.
"It's our first year having this type of event in honour of Bell Let's Talk Day, and we had (a lot of) local youth attend".
Cope took his personal connection to create a program of best practices in dealing with employee mental health issues at Bell.
Greg Aulenback, Carleton University's strategic initiatives manager, said in an email that the school is committing to ensuring mental health and wellbeing is a priority at Carleton year round.
In honour of mental health awareness today, HRD Canada caught up with Kim Tabac, chief people officer at League - who revealed how you can get involved in health and safety initiatives.
In terms of the general public's involvement and engagement, Bell Let's Talk Day is built around Canadians performing a number of simple interactions from tweeting to text messaging, to raise awareness, with Bell Media dedicating five cents from every one of these interactions that day towards mental health services.
"Bell Let's Talk" is more than a hashtag; it's a movement. "What we're seeing is the need for assessment and counselling, treatment and coordination with other health care providers".
Today, Bell will surpass 1 billion all-time Bell Let's Talk Day messages of support for mental health, with its total funding commitment to mental health set to top $100 million.
"Bell Let's Talk is a great starting point", she said.
According to the Canadian Mental Health Association, one in five Canadians will experience a mental health problem.