Canada West members will once again participate this season in Bell Let’s Talk Day, as student-athletes continue to take a leadership role in generating conversations about mental health.

Bell Let’s Talk Day is set for Wednesday, January 30th.

Since its launch in 2010, the initiative has helped spark mental health conversations, while raising nearly $100 million for mental health services across Canada.

Since 2017, CW members have been part of Bell’s mental health initiative, hosting Bell Let’s Talk events to help raise awareness for mental health on campuses across Western Canada using the power of university sport.

“Having conversations with our student-athletes about mental health and fighting the stigma around mental illness is important to Canada West,” said Rocky Olfert, Managing Director of Canada West. “We are proud to be part of the Bell Let’s Talk initiative and its positive impact on students and their communities across the country.”

For more information on Bell Let’s Talk Day, please click here.


  • Brandon University:
    • Saturday, January 26 /  Volleyball vs. Winnipeg
  • University of British Columbia:
    • Friday, January 25 / Women’s hockey vs. Saskatchewan
  • University of British Columbia Okanagan:
    • Friday, January 25 / Basketball vs. Victoria
  • University of the Fraser Valley:
    • Saturday, January 26 / Basketball vs. Calgary & wrestling
  • University of Lethbridge:
    • Saturday, January 26 / Basketball vs. Trinity Western
  • MacEwan University:
    • Friday, January 25 / Basketball vs. Brandon
  • University of Manitoba:
    • Friday, January 25 / Men’s volleyball vs. TRU & Men’s hockey vs. Lethbridge
  • Mount Royal University:
    • Saturday, January 19 / Basketball vs. Saskatchewan
  • University of Northern British Columbia:
    • Wednesday, January 30 / UNBC Bell Let’s Talk Day campus event
  • University of Saskatchewan:
    • Friday, January 25 / Basketball vs. Alberta & Men’s hockey vs. UBC
  • Thompson Rivers University:
    • Friday, January 25 / Basketball vs. Manitoba
  • Trinity Western University:
    • Saturday, January 26 / Volleyball vs. UBC
  • University of Victoria:
    • Saturday, January 12 / Basketball vs. UFV
  • University of Winnipeg:
    • Saturday, January 26 / Basketball vs. Regina