CASP/ACPS’ Purpose and Function
The Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention (CASP) was incorporated in 1985 by a group of professionals who saw the need to provide information and resources to communities to reduce the suicide rate and minimize the harmful consequences of suicidal behaviour.
We, like many others, envision a world in which people enjoy an optimal quality of life, are long-living, socially responsible, and optimistic about the future.
CASP’s ultimate purpose is to reduce the suicide rate and minimize the harmful consequences of suicidal behaviour.
CASP works toward the achievement of its purpose by facilitating, advocating, supporting, and advising, rather than by the provision of direct services.