Make Some Noise for Mental Health

The Mission

To implement a nation-wide mental health awareness campaign to break the stigma surrounding mental health on campus. The awareness campaign is intended to encourage conversation and open mindedness and better promote resources and support available on campus and in the local area.  

The Goals

  • Reduce/eliminate the stigmas related to mental health, wellness and mental illness.
  • Create awareness about local mental health resources on campus and the surrounding community.
  • Encourage empathy and understanding through open-minded conversations about mental health.
  • Led by athletics staff and student-athletes.
  • Activate at home games and campus-related events.
  • To promote the value of community citizenship showcased by student-athletes.
  • To establish the campaign as a long-term outreach initiative across the CCAA.
  • The focus is awareness. Fundraising initiatives are secondary and may be introduced.

January 14 - February 10, 2019

This timeframe is a month in length, but institutions are encouraged to select a specific game, event, day, weekend, etc. in which they plan to incorporate the awareness campaign into their existing schedules.


2019 Campaign Materials

The campaign materials are available to download here in the CCAA's Promotional Materials Dropbox Account.

Bell Let's Talk Day

In addition to campus initiatives, the CCAA encourages all members to "Make Some Noise" on Bell Let's Talk Day.  On January 30, 2019, everyone can talk, text and join in on social media to help end the stigma around mental illness and drive action in Canadian mental health. There are a lot of opportunities to Make Some Noise!

To learn more, please visit

Press Release: Bell Let's Talk student-athlete campaign builds momentum with addition of CCAA


2018 Participating CCAA institutions:


Camosun College

Capilano University

College of the Rockies

Columbia Bible College

Douglas College

Langara College

Quest University Canada

Vancouver Island University


Champlain St. Lawrence

Champlain Saint-Lambert

Cégep Limoilou

Collège Montmorency

Vanier College


Crandall University

Dalhousie Agricultural Campus

Holland College

Mount Allison University

Mount Saint Vincent University

St. Thomas University

University of King's College

University of New Brunswick Saint John


Ambrose University

Briercrest College & Seminary

Concordia University of Edmonton

Grande Prairie Regional College

Keyano College

The King's University

Lakeland College

Lethbridge College

MacEwan University

Medicine Hat College


Olds College

Portage College

Red Deer College


St. Mary's University

University of Alberta Augustana


Algonquin College

Cambrian College

Canadore College

Centennial College

Conestoga College

Confederation College

Durham College

Fleming College

George Brown College

Georgian College

Humber College

Lakehead University Orillia

Laurier University Brantford

Loyalist College

Mohawk College

Niagara College

Redeemer University College

St. Lawrence College Brockville

St. Lawrence College Cornwall

St. Lawrence College Kingston

Sault College

Seneca College

Sheridan Institute of Technology

University of Toronto Mississauga