icon-search close cart arrow-down arrow-right arrow-left-circle arrow-left-circle-small arrow-right-circle arrow-right-circle-small direction-down direction-right direction-upright clock contact heart lock article computer document question stats location apple dvd book quote library hand hand-small email phone facebook linkedin twitter youtube instagram logo-thumbprint logo-text cmha-logo imagine-canada
Table of Contents

    Centre for Suicide Prevention (CSP) has received a Training for Trainers Application from your employee. They have indicated that they will train for you, their employer.

    Please read the T4T Application Information and agree to the terms below.

    Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) Training for Trainers (T4T)
    Non-refundable deposit of $500 due upon application
    Dates: October 3 – 7, 2022
    Location: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Application Deadline: One calendar month prior to T4T start date

    Training for Trainers Costs

    T4T Training for non-Alberta applicants$3500 
    T4T Training for Alberta applicants$3000 
    2 Mentorships for Alberta Provisional Trainers at $1000 each $2000 
      Payment schedule
     Deposit $500Due with application
     Balance due for Alberta applicants$4500 Due 1 month prior to start date
     Balance due for non-Alberta applicants $3000Due 1 month prior to start date


    Day 18 am – 4:30 pm
    Day 28 am – 4:30 pm
    Day 38 am – 8:30 pm
    Day 48 am – 8:30 pm
    Day 58 am – 4 pm

    Lunch will be provided all days.

    Systems Organizer Workshop Costs

    These fees apply for each workshop your employee facilitates within your organization both as a
    Provisional Trainer and a Full Status Trainer.

    1. Workshop Fee

    Flat fee: $1000 per workshop (This covers quality assurance processes, licensing, and
    administration fees.)

    2. Participant Kits (Workshop Materials) Fees

    $40 per kit; Minimum 15 per workshop, maximum 30 per workshop.

    Kits are non-refundable.

    3. Trainer Fee

    $1000 (plus travel expenses, when required)

    This fee is charged if you only have one Trainer for your organization; this workshop requires
    two Trainers.

    What happens after the T4T for Alberta Trainers?

    After the T4T your employee will be a Provisional Trainer. Once successfully completing 2 mentored workshop (3 if deemed necessary by their Mentor) and 1 workshop independently in the year after the training, they will become a Full Status Trainer with CSP. In order to maintain their certification, they will need to facilitate a minimum of 2 workshops per year.

    In their first 2 workshops, their Mentor will support them throughout the workshop and provide feedback. Your employee will facilitate the workshop alongside a Full Status co-Trainer (not a Provisional Trainer).

    Their third workshop will be facilitated with a Full Status co-Trainer or another Provisional Trainer who has also completed their first 2 mentored workshops.

    Trainer agreement

    All Trainers, regardless of their employer, sign a Trainer Agreement (contract) with CSP. This Agreement, and corresponding Trainer Certificate, formalize the relationship between Trainers and CSP. Trainers take this certificate with them should they change employers. In light of this, some sponsoring organizations choose to broker an Agreement of Commitment with their employee so that conditions of repayment are understood should they terminate their employment. This is not required by CSP, it is a completely optional contract between your organization and your employee.

    Cancellation Policy

    If you are not accepted into the program, or if you cancel on or before the application deadline, any
    payments made will be returned less the $500 deposit. No refunds will be offered after the deadline.

    CSP reserves the right to cancel the T4T, in which case all fees will be fully reimbursed

    Some useful definitions

    • Full Status Trainer designation upon successful completion of T4T, mentorship, and required workshops.
    • Mentors are Full Trainers who take on the role of mentoring Provisional Trainers.
    • Provisional Trainer Status is the designation given upon completion of T4T prior to attaining Full Trainer Status.
    • System Trainers vs Community Trainers: System Trainers facilitate workshops internally for their own organization. Community Trainers facilitate workshops independently, outside of their organization.

    About Mentorship

    All Provisional Trainers in Alberta will be assigned to work with a Mentor.
    A Mentor’s role is to:

    • help the Provisional Trainer prepare for their first workshop;
    • help the Provisional Trainer apply the content;
    • support the Provisional Trainer in-person, via phone, and/or video conferencing;
    • provide an opportunity to practice the delivery of certain sections of the workshop;
    • provide feedback and recommendations; and
    • submit an evaluation of the Provisional Trainer to CSP.

    The mentorship program is designed to help Provisional Trainers apply the knowledge they gain in the T4T classroom.

    The mentorship program is designed to help Provisional Trainers to apply the knowledge they gain in the T4T classroom. Typically, a Provisional Trainer completes 2 mentored workshops before facilitating a workshop independently. In unusual circumstances, a Mentor may recommend that a Provisional Trainer take more time preparing before delivering the workshop, or recommend further mentorship. In very rare and extenuating circumstances, it may be recommended that a Provisional Trainer discontinue with the program. Should this happen, CSP will review the matter thoroughly and make a decision based on their review. Any further costs associated with the recommendations will be the responsibility of the Provisional Trainer.