Forest of Hope Program

On October 22, 2022, the first Forest of Hope in Canada was planted in Ontario in partnership with the Kiwanis Club of Pembroke, Algonquin College and the Ontario Woodlot Association.  

The new long-term program by CASP helps raise awareness about suicide prevention and promote healing for those impacted by suicide loss, while contributing to a healthy and sustainable forest. Every year, with the assistance of volunteers, CASP will choose a new location in Canada to plant seedlings in honour of loved ones who died by suicide or in the name of hope.

We will ensure the property becomes a productive and ecologically healthy forest and visitors will learn about the property and suicide prevention through various informational signs. 

Forests of Hope will be established across Canada, so as many people as possible can learn, join our important work to prevent suicide, and comfort family and friends that have experienced the loss of a loved one by suicide. 

Forest of Hope Locations

First of Forest of Hope – Ontario

891 Beachburg Rd, Cobden, ON K0J 1K0

This forest is located on the opposite side of the house that an online map may show you. Please see the image to the right for the location in reference to the address.

Learn more and see photos of our first Forest of Hope.