Ottawa Network for Borderline Personality Disorder receives $12,500 Bell Let’s Talk grant in support of the TeleConnections Program

OTTAWA, October 17, 2018 – Ottawa Network for Borderline Personality Disorder (ON-BPD) is pleased to have received a $12,500 grant from the Bell Let’s Talk Community Fund to support the delivery of the Family Connections™ program by TeleConnections, a first of its kind in Canada.  TeleConnections will provide the 12-week Family Connections™ program in a series of telephone conferences to people outside of Ottawa, particularly those in rural areas of northern and eastern Ontario and western Quebec, with peer-to-peer and family-to-family support groups. 

The announcement of the grant was made at the ON-BPD Annual General Meeting on October 17, 2018 with a formal cheque presentation which was accepted on behalf of the Network by our president, Michele Langlois.

“I am delighted to share the good news” said ON-BPD President, Michèle Langlois, “earlier today, we were awarded a grant from Bell Let’s Talk which will be instrumental in allowing us to pilot TeleConnections - delivery of Family Connections™ via telephone or video conferencing, allowing us to bring FC to rural/remote areas and/or to persons unable to join us in person.”

ON-BPD would like to sincerely thank the Bell Let’s Talk Community Fund for this generous grant and through this new partnership we will be able to expand our reach to help so many more families, friends and caregivers who are in vital need of tools, resources and support in dealing with their loved ones who have BPD.