Second Annual Run for Life

This year, over 300 participants and 50 volunteers joined us and $36,686 was raised for suicide prevention! Save the date: We’re planning for our third annual Run for Life to take place Sunday, September 27, 2020. CSP is hosting our second annual Run for Life! On Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019, join us for a journey from darkness […]

Free workshops for World Suicide Prevention Day

In honour of World Suicide Prevention Day, September 10, we’re hosting two free workshops this year! safeTALK: suicide alertness for everyone September 12, 2018 1 – 4:30 p.m. Calgary, Alberta Register suicide to Hope: a recovery and growth workshop (for clinicians) September 13, 2018 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Calgary, Alberta Register

First Responders Half Marathon

The First Responders Half-Marathon to benefit CSP took place last Sunday, November 5, 2017. Thank you to everyone who braved the -9 degree temperatures to support suicide prevention and to Multisports Canada for choosing us as the recipient charity. All of our brave runners! Thank you for coming out to support the Centre. Tammy Bogdane, […]

ISPCAN Conference

The Centre for Suicide Prevention took part in the 21st Annual International Congress for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect  August 29 – 31.  Suzanne McLeod presented an overview of our Little Cub: Preventing Suicide in Indigenous Children workshop and showed participants how to create a ‘safety plan’ for children at immediate risk of suicide.  […]

Fluevog Shoes Fundraiser

Hello Friends, We would love for you to join us Sept. 15 at the John Fluevog Shoes in Calgary, Alberta! Purchase any regularly priced Fluevog item and half of sales will be donated to the Centre for Suicide Prevention. WHENThursday, 15 September 2016 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (MST) WHEREJohn Fluevog – 207 8 Avenue Southwest, […]

Ride Don’t Hide with CMHA Calgary

We had a blast at CMHA Calgary’s annual Ride Don’t Hide fundraiser this weekend!  CSP had a team of 12 riders who completed 360km!! Congratulations to Lexie C., winner of our Juice Because Gift Certificate contest draw! Sincere thanks again to Juice Because for your generous support of mental wellness!

Fundraiser Alert: Caity’s 2nd Annual Ride for Life Poker Run

Organizers of a “poker run” event coming up on June 25 are generously donating the proceeds of the run to the Centre for Suicide Prevention – we are so privileged to be the recipients of this event. Register now! 

Mental Health Week 2016

May 2-8, 2016 is Mental Health Week! The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) is calling on us to break down the stigma and #GETLOUD for mental health.  Here’s what we’ll be doing to promote mental health week: Mental Health Week on TwitterWe’ll be tweeting all week about positive mental health and the importance of talking about […]

CSP Holiday Colouring Contest “Let there be peace on earth and let it begin with me” – Jill Jackson Miller and Sy Miller Take a little time out from your busy holiday schedule and de-stress with our Christmas colouring page. Colouring is a great activity that promotes relaxation and good mental health! Stay tuned to […]

Lift the Silence Fundraiser

This past Saturday CSP was honoured to be the recipients of the “Lift the Silence” Fundraiser held in Calgary, Alberta at Gametime Sports Bar and Grill. The evening was packed with fun events including a silent auction, games, speeches, and live music.  Thank you to the organizer, Kim Vejprava, for choosing us as your recipient!  Michael […]

Music 4 Life Fundraiser

Image courtesy of I Will Survive Association. This past weekend we attended the Music 4 Life Concert event, hosted each year by the I Will Survive Association. We were honoured to receive proceeds from the event, which included a concert and silent auction.  Mara Grunau, CSP Executive Director Thank you to the I Will Survive […]

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 […]

Alberta Mental Health Review

CSP is honoured to have been invited to be one of 22 organizations to give a full-length presentation to the Committee.  But the Committee also needs to hear from YOU! Make a difference! All Albertans are asked to provide their input on how to improve the lives of those living with addiction and mental health […]

Thank You Swigs Pub and Grill

The Centre for Suicide Prevention would like to thank Swigs Pub and Grill for donating the proceeds of their 6th Annual Golf Tournament to us! Swigs raised over $1300 for suicide prevention education.  Beautiful River’s Edge Golf Course in Okotoks CSP’s Tammy and Claire ready to greet the golfers.

WSPD Round Up

The week of Sept. 10, World Suicide Prevention Day (WSPD) has been busier than ever before for CSP this year! Here’s a round-up of our activities throughout the week:  Sept. 8-9 – Free WorkshopsFree Workshops hosted: Tattered Teddies – Preventing Suicide in Children, Straight Talk – Youth Suicide Prevention, and safeTALK – suicide alertness for […]

iE19: Mental Wellness and Suicide Prevention

Today is World Suicide Prevention Day, and our latest issue of InfoExchange is out! The current issue of infoExchange focuses on the importance of mental wellness in suicide prevention. You can check it out here Please join the conversation and leave your comment! Click here to check out all of our World Suicide Prevention Day […]

World Suicide Prevention Day is Coming Soon!

September 10 is World Suicide Prevention Day! This year our theme is Passport for Living (#Passport4L). CSP’s Passport for Living illustrates healthy travelling through life. Taking care of ourselves and building personal resiliency are key to suicide prevention, and everyday activities can contribute to positive mental health! We have many exciting things going on this […]

2014-15 Annual Report

We’ve just released our 2014-15 Annual Report! Our design concept “Passport for Living,” represents our belief in the importance of individuals building their own personal resiliency and mental wellness. Everyday things can contribute to positive mental health! CSP’s Passport for Living illustrates healthy traveling through life.

The Making of Ned, our Spruce Meadows Horse

This past Saturday, June 6, CSP staff were happy to be apart of the Spruce Meadow’s National Tournament. The “Horses Jump to Give a Leg Up” Program horses were unveiled, including our own Ned!  The horses will be auctioned off and each organization will be awarded their horse’s top bid, so we are very grateful for this […]

Ned wins 3rd place in “Leg Up” at Spruce Meadows

Today CSP staffers enjoyed a beautiful sunny day at Spruce Meadows National Tournament. Winners were announced for the “Leg Up” Program and our horse Ned came in 3rd place, along with $3,000! CSP would like to thank Spruce Meadows for this great honour! CSP Staff giving a “Leg Up” in thanks to Spruce Meadows! CSP Executive Director […]

Free Workshops!

In honour of World Suicide Prevention Day, CSP will be offering three free workshops in Calgary from September 8-9, 2015! This year we’re hosting our Straight Talk: Youth Suicide Prevention and Tattered Teddies: Preventing Suicide in Children workshops, as well as LivingWorks’ safeTALK: suicide awareness for everyone workshop. Click here to register for these workshops

NEDTalk: How to be mentally healthy

Our horse Ned from Spruce Meadows (part of the Leg Up program), has become quite knowledgeable after having spent some time with us at here at CSP. He has developed a passion for mental health and would like to share his newly founded expertise with everyone.   *NEDTalks Transcript* Hay Everyone, Today I’m here to […]

Horses Jump to Give a Leg Up Program

This year CSP is excited to be participating in the “Horses Jump to Give a Leg Up” Program run by Spruce Meadows and sponsored by the Calgary Sun and Conoco-Phillips. The “Leg Up” program is a community initiative that invites non-profits to participate in a competition for a chance to win prize money towards their organization.  […]