Centre for Suicide Prevention commends the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) for including the investigation for a 3-digit crisis number in its Departmental Plan, 2021-2022. This number would help Canadians reach existing mental distress hotline services.

Furthermore, we commend the Government of Canada for pledging to ensure the necessary funds are available for this project and for the hotline itself in the April 19, 2021 Federal Budget (Department of Finance Canada, 2021, p. 71).

To read Centre for Suicide Prevention’s full letter of commendation, click here.