New resource for Indigenous communities

We’re pleased to announce the release of a new guide: Community-led life promotion plans for Indigenous youth and communities. This newly released guide is an invitation to bring together youth, Elders, Knowledge Keepers, and those who work with young people to plan and implement life promotion strategies and actions that support the community. This guide […]

Thank you to John Fluevog Shoes Calgary

John Fluevog Shoes Calgary raised $6,778 for the Centre for Suicide Prevention last Thursday, November 14. Thank you to John Fluevog Shoes Calgary for your donation and to our supporters for coming out to buy shoes! This was our 4th annual fundraiser at the Calgary location, and earlier this year, John Fluevog Shoes Edmonton hosted […]

Weekly News Roundup November 13 – 17, 2019

Hello Friends, Every day we scan news headlines and social media for items of interest to the field of suicide prevention. Here’s what we found last week: Leafs forward Nic Petan and his family open up about the loss of his father to suicide – CTVNovember 15, 2019Franc Petan, 56, died by suicide on September 19, […]

Thank you to Shawn Leonard

Thank you to Shawn Leonard, Aboriginal Medium, who raised an incredible $21,870 for the Centre for Suicide Prevention! Shawn raised these funds at shows across Canada – thank you, Shawn, for choosing us as your recipient charity! These funds will go towards Indigenous suicide prevention programming, including workshops and resource publications.

Weekly News Roundup Nov. 5 – 11, 2019

A few simple questions could help doctors stem the suicide epidemic – Washington Post November 8, 2019 New research has found that a large number patients in the US who present to the emergency room for an unrelated problem have suicidal thoughts. Researchers suggest doctors and nurses ask all emergency room patients about suicidal thoughts. This idea […]

Weekly News Roundup October 28 – November 4, 2019

Every day we scan news headlines and social media for items of interest to the field of suicide prevention. Here’s what we found last week: Whistler pucksters get mental health message – Pique November 2, 2019 Buddy Check for Jesse, a mental health initiative for young British Columbia hockey players has expanded this year to include […]

John Fluevog Shoes Fundraiser 2019

It’s that time of year again, that time when we give you a really good excuse to buy shoes, and not just any shoes, but beautifully crafted and designed John Fluevog Shoes! Come enjoy an evening of beautiful shoes, and delicious beverages and appetizers, as well as live music by Lisa Anderson. Thursday, November 14, […]

Weekly News Roundup October 21 – 27, 2019

Every day we scan news headlines and social media for items of interest to the field of suicide prevention. Here’s what we found last week: Featured:Research links living at high altitudes with Rocky Mountain ‘Suicide Belt’ – CTV October 22, 2019 A news report looks at a study out of the University of Utah which examines […]

Thank you to John Fluevog Shoes, Edmonton!

Saturday, September 21, we were welcomed by John Fluevog Shoes, Edmonton, to host our first fundraiser at that location. Between 2 to 4 pm, John Fluevog Shoes, Edmonton donated 50% of sales to the Centre for Suicide Prevention, raising a total of $2,337! We would like to extend our gratitude to John Fluevog Shoes, Edmonton […]

Weekly News Roundup October 15 – 20, 2019

Every day we scan news headlines and social media for items of interest to the field of suicide prevention. Here’s what we found last week: Featured:Catching the warning signs: N.W.T. workshops promote suicide prevention – CBCOctober 20, 2019Alyssa Carpenter, the only safeTALK: suicide alertness training workshop Trainer in the Northwest Territories, is hosting workshops across the territory, […]