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Envisioning a Canada

without Suicide


World Suicide Prevention Day 2020: Working Together We Made a Difference

On September 10th, along with national organizations across the globe, CASP observed World Suicide Prevention Day (WSPD), an event that has been recognized internationally since 2003. This year’s theme again focused on the importance of working together to prevent suicide and promote life. Here at CASP, we had a very busy day hosting an online panel focused on how families, friends and professionals can best help those struggling with suicidal thoughts and behaviours. The online panel was available at different times in  English and in French and both were well attended by people from across Canada.

During the events, our panelists shared their personal experiences and invaluable insights with audience members through personal pre-taped videos followed by a live panel discussion. The events were very well-received, with many audience members expressing their sincere appreciation to all the presenters for sharing their stories and suggestions for support.

In addition to our successful WSPD online events, we garnered a lot of attention in both traditional and social media, with a significant increase in engagement and media mentions in comparison to previous years. One of the impacts of this was a significant increase in donations, which will help enable us to continue to deliver on our mission during this challenging time.

Thank you to all of our attendees, presenters, members, staff, volunteers and other community members who made this day a big success; we are incredibly grateful for your continued support and hope to continue working together to prevent suicide and promote life. 

World Suicide Prevention Day is a chance for everyone to join us in promoting understanding about suicide : those impacted by a suicide attempt or loss, family or friends, charitable organizations, professionals, politicians, volunteers, and community members.

Every year on September 10th, people in over 50 countries connect to Work Together to Prevent Suicide.

Toolkit 2020

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Some statistics (from Public Health Agency of Canada)

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Banners 2020

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