September 10-17, 2017 was World Suicide Prevention Week! Our theme was Connection.

Here’s a roundup of our activities last week:

Sunday, September 10

8-9 pm
Mysterious Barricades Concert
University of Calgary, Rozsa Centre
Calgary, Alberta

Mara Grunau, Executive Director, spoke at the Calgary concert at the University of Calgary which was one of several happening all across the country. From dawn til dusk on World Suicide Prevention Day, there was a continuous livestream of concerts across Canada to commemorate the day.

Music is a force of life… it can bring healing, encouragement and comfort… and empower us to embrace adversity”


Monday, September 11

We released our 2016 Annual Report and our latest resource publication, an editorial on the Zero Suicide Movement.

September 12-14

We were happy to be able to offer our four free workshops this week: safeTALK: suicide alertness for everyone, Straight Talk: Preventing suicide in youth, Tattered Teddies: Preventing suicide in children, and Suicide to Hope: Recovery and growth 

Thank you to our sponsors Arete HRWestland InsuranceZone 3 Business SolutionsAlberta Health Services, and LivingWorks Education Inc. for making these workshops available for free.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

11 am – 1 pm
We treated our fellow Kahanoff tenants and visitors to cookies donated by Sweet Relief bakery and Fratello coffee!
Calgary, Alberta