30th Annual National Conference

With support from local co-hosts and financial partners:


Conference Mission

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.

L’acte de la réconciliation représente la raison pour laquelle nous invitons nos membres, nos alliés et nos communautés à se réunir une fois par année: ensemble nous nous rétablissons de l’impact du suicide sur nos vies, ensemble nous fixons nos nouveaux objectifs pour prévenir le suicide, ensemble nous harmonisons nos efforts envers un Canada sans suicide. Ce congrès est la rencontre par excellence au Canada de victimes de tentatives, de personnes endeuillées, de proches aidants, chercheurs et cliniciens, ainsi que de leaders communautaires avides de forger de nouveaux liens et d’améliorer l’engagement de nos réseaux envers ceux et celles qui sont à risque. Nous pouvons briser l’isolement, la marginalisation et l’oppression en créant un lieu où les chercheurs peuvent partager des nouvelles connaissances, où les cliniciens peuvent partager des pratiques exemplaires et où les victimes peuvent partager leur vécu. Cette toile d’intersections a le pouvoir de guérir les torts collectifs infligés au tissu social.

Présentement au Canada, le thème de la Réconciliation nous invite à prendre conscience des perspectives autochtones envers nos approches, mais le congrès sert également à faire connaître tous les types de progrès en prévention du suicide.

Schedule: TBA

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).

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.

Previous Editions

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



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

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