31st Annual National Conference

Conference Mission

We invite our members, allies and communities to gather yearly: together we heal from the impact of suicide on our lives, together we establish new goals for preventing suicide, together we harmonize our efforts towards a Canada without suicide. Our event serves to present all types of progress in suicide prevention.

This conference is Canada’s premiere meeting of attempt survivors, of those living with grief, of caregivers, researchers, clinicians, and also of community leaders who are eager to forge new bonds and improve our networks’ engagement towards those at risk. We can break patterns of isolation, marginalisation and oppression by creating a space where researchers can  share new knowledge, clinicians can share best practices and survivors can share their experiences. This web of intersections has the power to heal harm done collectively to the social fabric.

Montreal, Quebec
We would like to respectfully acknowledge that the conference delegates will be gathering in Tiohtiá:ke/Montréal, unceded Indigenous lands situated where, long before the arrival of the French, people of many nations came together and interacted. We are grateful to these nations, their descendants and the spirit of fraternity that presided over the signing in 1701 of the Great Peace of Montreal, a treaty that fostered peaceful relationships between France, its Indigenous allies and the Haudenosaunee federation (pronunciation: O-di-no-sho-ni). The Kanien’kehá:ka Nation is recognized as the custodians of the lands and waters on which the conference will take place. Today, it is home to a diverse population of Indigenous and other peoples. We respect the continued connections with the past, present and future in our ongoing relationships with Indigenous and other peoples from the Montreal community.

Save the dates! Oct. 28-30 2020



Previous Editions

2019 Edmonton, AB

2018 St. John's, NL

2017 Toronto, ON

2016 Iqaluit, NU

2015 Montréal, QC - IASP

2014 Virtual

2013 Winnipeg, MB

2012 Niagara Falls, ON

2011 Vancouver, BC

2010 Halifax, NS

2009 Brandon, MB

2008 Québec, QC

2007 Yellowknife, NT

2006 Toronto, ON

2005 Ottawa, ON

2004 Edmonton, AB

2003 Iqualuit, NU

2002 Fredericton, NB

2001 St.John's, NL

2000 Vancouver, BC

1999 Halifax, NS

1998 Winnipeg, MB

1997 Thunder Bay, ON

1996 Toronto, ON

1995 Banff, AB

1994 Iqualuit, NT

1993 Montréal, QC

1992 Saskatoon, SK

1991 Moncton, NB

1990 Vancouver, BC

1989 Toronto, ON

1988 Montréal, QC




THIS IS NOT A CRISIS CENTRE

Charity organization: 118828904RR0001

Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention
PO Box 53082,  RPO Rideau Centre
Ottawa, Ontario K1N 1C5

Phone: (613) 702-4446
Fax: (613) 209-4932

[email protected]

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