Weekly News Round-Up Apr. 10 – 17, 2016

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:  Featured: Attawapiskat: Crisis has hallmarks of possible ‘suicide contagion’ – Global National April 13, 2016 Aboriginal communities, like Attawapiskat, the northern Ontario community that experienced 39 suicide attempts in less than 2 […]

Thank you, MNP!

The Centre for Suicide Prevention has been awarded 1st prize, $25,000, in the Blue Sky: Aboriginal Health Initiatives Challenge! We are so grateful to MNP for creating this great opportunity, as well as to the panelists, Tyler White of Siksika Health  , Marion Crowe of the First Nations Health Managers Association, Stephanie Carroll Rainie of the […]

VOTE for CSP’s Walk With Me Workshop

MNP has given people the opportunity to submit original ideas for Aboriginal Health Initiatives. CSP’s idea was chosen as a finalist to win the People’s Choice – $5000!  Our idea is to take our Walk With Me: Aboriginal Suicide Bereavement Workshop, and host a Training for Trainers session. Currently, we only have one Trainer who […]

Congratulations to our first group of Little Cub Trainers! This is a new workshop that talks about suicide in Aboriginal children, developed by CSP associates Suzanne McLeod, BA, MA, PhD Candidate and Andrea Ingstrup, RN, MN. From left: Liane Mercredi, Telly Hunt, and Carla Cochrane. 

In August 2013, CSP’s Aboriginal Services Liaison Ed Yuen attended the Honouring Our Children event at Mount Royal University. The event was hosted by Aboriginal Friendship Centres of Calgary.  Captions from top, left to right: A tipi was raised, each pole of the tipi has a significant meaning; Entrance to the tipi with sage; Honour […]

CSP was happy to attend Siksika’s Youth Forum! Our Aboriginal Services Liaison Ed Yuen attended on August 6, 2013, and will be making a presentation at the forum on August 8.  Captions from top to bottom: Flag raising and opening ceremonies, Drummers, Siksika Chief makes opening remarks, Council Member speaking, Guest speaker, Theo Fleury speaks. 

All week, CSP has been attending Aboriginal Awareness Week Calgary events.  Today, Diane Yackel, Executive Director and Mara Grunau, Education Director listened to Aboriginal Relations Minister Robin Campbell as he addressed the Calgary Chamber of Commerce.

CSP was happy to attend the Aboriginal Awareness Week Opening Ceremony at Olympic Plaza June 17.  The ceremony honoured Mother Earth, with speakers including the Honourable Mayor Naheed Nenshi, Chief Roy Whitney, Elder Victoria Aberdeen Crowchild and Keynote Elder Dave Courchene. We also enjoyed entertainment from Throat Boxer Nelson Tagoona. CSP’s Aboriginal Liaison Ed Yuen will be […]

CSP is pleased to announce a new resource just in time for Aboriginal Awareness Week!  Click here to check it out

Aboriginal Awareness Week is June 17-21! To celebrate, CSP is releasing our Aboriginal Suicide Prevention Toolkit on June 17. Here’s a list of our existing Aboriginal Resources: Aboriginal Suicide Prevention Resource Toolkit River of Life: Aboriginal Youth Suicide Prevention Online Course Aboriginal Youth Cyberbullying Special Feature Aboriginal Awareness Week Calgary Website UPDATE: Click here to see […]

Last Friday CSP’s Aboriginal Liaison Ed Yuen had an information booth at the Siksika Health Fair! Thanks to everyone who came, we had a great experience.

July 16, 2012

Question for AFN Candidate Chiefs Due to the upcoming Assembly of First Nations (AFN) elections, the Centre for Suicide Prevention posed a question to Candidate Chiefs- “How do you see a very real effort (for suicide prevention) being made for your people, our people?” Here’s the full message: Greetings,The Centre for Suicide Prevention would like to […]