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Bell Commits $121M To Mental Health Program Funding

Since 2010, Bell has been working to help increase awareness about mental health and mental illness with the company’s Bell Let's Talk Day on Jan. 26.

 Bell Commits $121M To Mental Health Program Funding

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Since 2010, Bell has been working to help increase awareness about mental health and mental illness with the company’s Bell Let's Talk Day on Jan. 26.


On this date, for every applicable text, local or long-distance call, tweet or TikTok video using #BellLetsTalk, Bell donates 5 cents to Canadian mental health programs. Bell will also donate 5 cents for every Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Snapchat, TikTok, Twitter and YouTube view of the Bell Let's Talk Day video, and every use of the Bell Let's Talk Facebook frame or Snapchat lens. Participants do not pay anything beyond what they would normally pay their service provider for online or phone access.

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As part of the telecommunications company’s mental health initiative, its Community Fund provides annual donations of up to $25,000 to charitable organizations to fund mental health services in communities across Canada.

Over the past 12 years, this Community Fund has invested more than $15 million in grants to 888 organizations. – Continue reading Charmaine Noronha’s feature story on the Samaritanmagwebsite.

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The Billboard Canada FYI Bulletin: Beyoncé Country Hit A Win For Canadian Songwriters

Also in this week's roundup of industry news: Kayla Diamond launches her own boutique imprint, SOCAN names an ombudsman, and time's running out for noms for this year's Rosalie Award honouring trailblazing women in broadcasting.

Beyoncé becomes the first Black woman to top Billboard’s Country Songs chart with “Texas Hold ‘Em” and it has gone to No. 1 on iTunes in 14 different countries and counting. There are some surprising connections. The song is co-written and co-produced by Ontario-born writer/producer Nathan Ferraro, whose previous collaborations include working with Lady Gaga, Carly Rae Jepsen, Bear Mountain, RALPH, Shawn Hook, Alyssa Reid, Jessie Reyez, Lowell and Tyler Shaw.

In fact, the song has deep Canadian origins. Two other Canadian songwriters participated in this runaway hit: Megan Bülow (who records and performs as bülow) as and Elizabeth "Lowell" Boland (a.k.a. Lowell), with Ferraro co-producing the track with Killah B and Beyoncé.

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