Bell MTS is committed to building connections that strengthen relationships and transform communities. To achieve this, we deliver products and services that connect our customers, support our team members and invest in our communities.
We share our primary corporate goal with Bell – to be recognized by customers as Canada’s leading communications company. For us, leadership means nurturing economic growth and setting the standard for doing business transparently, honestly and ethically. This includes issues such as safeguarding personal privacy and protecting the environment.
Our sustainability vision guides our team’s efforts:
We are committed to contributing to the well-being of society by providing high quality jobs, enabling responsible economic growth, connecting communities and safeguarding the natural environment.
Our annual Corporate Responsibility Report details our achievements against specific objectives within the broader context of that sustainability vision. For details, please visit BCE’s Corporate Responsibility page.
Supporting Mental Health
Bell is working to help remove the stigma around mental illness. One in 5 Canadians will experience a form of mental illness and it is a subject they are often reluctant to talk about, even with loved ones.
Dedicated to moving mental health forward in Canada, Bell Let’s Talk promotes awareness and action with a strategy built on 4 key pillars: fighting the stigma, improving access to care, supporting world-class research, and leading by example in workplace mental health.
Bell’s total commitment to Canadian mental health now stands at $86,504,429.05 and we are well on our way to donating at least $100 million through 2020.
Since 2011, Bell Let’s Talk has supported 344 organizations with $6 million through the annual Community Fund, including 7 recent donations across Manitoba. The 2017 Fund will provide grants in the range of $5,000 to $25,000 to projects that improve access to mental health care, and supports and services for people in Canada living with mental illness.
The 2017 Bell Let’s Talk Community Fund is now closed. Applicants will be notified this summer, and grant recipients will be announced this fall.
Working with Indigenous Communities
Bell MTS is committed to working with the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs to address the telecommunications needs of First Nations in the province by focusing on three key areas:
- Employment, Education and Training
- Business Development and Procurement
- Community Investment
Together we explore opportunities to enhance the participation of Indigenous people, communities and businesses in Manitoba’s economy.
The Bell Let’s Talk initiative is expanding in Manitoba with a new dedicated fund for Indigenous mental health chaired by Winnipeg’s own Clara Hughes, legendary Canadian Olympian and national spokesperson for Bell Let’s Talk. The Bell Let’s Talk team is consulting with leaders from Manitoba’s Indigenous communities on plans for program funding announcements.