With support from local co-hosts and financial partners:
The act of reconciliation represents why 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. 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.
Currently in Canada, the theme of Reconciliation invites us to take stock of Indigenous perspectives to our approaches, but the conference also serves to present all types of progress in suicide prevention.
Edmonton , Alberta
We would like to respectfully acknowledge that the conference delegates will be gathering on Treaty 6 territory, a traditional gathering place for Indigenous peoples including the Cree, Blackfoot, Metis, Nakota Sioux, Iroquois, Dene, Ojibway/Saulteaux/Anishinaabe, Inuit, and many others whose histories, languages, and cultures continue to influence its vibrant community.
About the Keynote Speakers
Jorgen Gullestrup, suicidologist from Australia
Suicide prevention in the construction industry since 2007: http://matesinconstruction.org.au
Professor Clem Martini, author from Calgary, AB
Writing for book publishing, live theatre, film and television, including Bitter Medicine: A Graphic Memoir of Mental Illness. www.ucalgary.ca/martini
About the Pre-Conference
Presentations, workshops or training on the day prior to the start of the Annual Conference.
About the event for delegates
with Lived Experience of Suicide
CASP's committee on persons with Lived Experience traditionally organises an activity during the Annual Conference, under the stewardship of one of the members of the Board. This year, delegates who have been impacted by suicide are invited to participate in a healing activity. Details to follow.
About Delegate Fees
Registration fees are non-refundable but are transferable. Delegate fees must be paid to complete your registration, online payment only svp. Our system uses the PayPal system which is compatible with most major credit cards.
Early Bird pricing applies if paid in full by the deadline.
Discounted student pricing available with proof of student status (ex: ID card) or proof of sponsorship from an organization (ex: letter indicating lived experience of participant).
WestJet is offering 5% off Econo* and 10% off EconoFlex and Premium fares for travel within Canada and 2% off Econo*, 5% off EconoFlex and 10% off Premium base fares for guests travelling Trans-border into and out of Edmonton, Alberta. To take advantage of this offer, you will need the discount code listed. Please visit www.westjet.com/conventions to make a booking online.
Travel from: October 9-25, 2019
Coupon Code * Guest Web/Travel Agent Web: M34LE73
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