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    10 SEPT.

    Nanaimo, BC - Soles Remembering Souls
    Maffeo Sutton Park, 11:30AM-13:00PM

    Presented by the Vancouver Island Crisis Society INFO: [email protected]


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    • 15 Oct 2019
    • Edmonton, AB
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    Healing Day Scholarship Request

    Thanks to a generous donation that was made in memory of Darla and Elias, CASP has 25 scholarships to cover those who wish to attend the 1 day Healing Day and have been impacted by suicide. These scholarships are available first come, first serve and if selected, you will be reimbursed the day of the event.

    This is only available to those who wish to attend the Healing Day and does not apply towards the whole conference. Please note that the scholarships only apply to registration costs for the Healing Day, not expenses associated with travel or attending the conference. The scholarships are open to people with lived experience of suicide, including people who experience(d) suicidal thoughts and behaviours, people who support someone with suicidal thoughts or behaviours, and people who have lost someone to suicide. 

    To apply, please register to your left and complete the required questions. 

    • 16 Oct 2019
    • 18 Oct 2019
    • The Sutton Place Hotel Edmonton, 101 Street Northwest, Edmonton AB
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    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.


    Registration is now available!

    Early Bird pricing is $350 for those who register and pay by September 30, 2019. Option to attend on specific days or the whole conference and special prices for students and seniors. Funding available for those who have been impacted by suicide and only want to attend the Healing Day event (see below for more information).

    Schedule (more details to come)

    Healing Day for delegates impacted by Suicide: Wednesday October 16.

    After the keynote speaker attendees will have the option to participate in the regular conference or the Healing Day activity. Scholarship information below.


    Pre Conference Workshop- Connect: Suicide Prevention Training: Tuesday October 15

    All day workshop with lunch provided Connect: Suicide Postvention Training is a proactive planning tool to respond to a suicide or sudden death of a student, teacher or member of the community. Please note: The Connect Program can accommodate 30 participants max. Sufficient registration levels must be reached by Wed Sept 4 in order for this workshop to proceed. Registrants will be notified of workshop status as it becomes available.


    Gala included

    Some of 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



     Senator Patti LaBoucane-Benson is a Métis from Treaty 6 territory in Alberta. 

    Additional Information:

    Healing Day Scholarship: Thanks to a generous donation that was made in memory of Darla and Elias, CASP has 25 scholarships to cover those who wish to attend the 1 day Healing Day and have been impacted by suicide. These scholarships are available first come, first serve and if selected, you will be reimbursed on the day of the event. This is only available to those who wish to attend the Healing Day and does not apply towards the whole conference. Please note that the scholarships only apply to registration costs for the Healing Day, not expenses associated with travel or attending the conference. The scholarships are open to people with lived experience of suicide, including people who experience(d) suicidal thoughts and behaviours, people who support someone with suicidal thoughts or behaviours, and people who have lost someone to suicide. Please complete scholarship request form here: https://suicideprevention.ca/event-3514839

    Air Travel: 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

    Promo Code * Travel Agent GDS only: WOO67

    Location & Hotel Information: The Sutton Place Hotel, Edmonton

    Group Name: CASP Annual National Conference 2019
    Group Code: ED191015CAS
    Call to book:  1 866 378 8866
    Email to book: [email protected]
    Booking Link: https://www.suttonplace.com/hotels/sutton-place-hotel-edmonton-edm?adults=2&children=0&groupCode=ED191015CAS&fromSearch=1--

    • 17 Oct 2019
    • (UTC-02:30)
    • Elections during AGM in Edmonton (or virtually)
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    CALL FOR BOARD DIRECTOR NOMINATIONS

    The Governance and Nominating Committee of the Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention is currently seeking applications for membership on its Board of Directors. 

    Interested individuals should submit their application (register online) and resume by August 23, 2019.

    ABOUT THE CANADIAN ASSOCIATION FOR SUICIDE PREVENTION

    The Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention (CASP), envision a Canada without Suicide.  Since 1985, CASP works towards the achievement of its purpose by advocating, communicating, and educating for suicide prevention, intervention, postvention and life promotion in Canada

    Our Values :

    Leadership : We aspire to be a leading voice for advocacy, communication and education for suicide prevention, intervention, postvention and life promotion within Canada.

    Inclusivity: We ensure that our efforts are inclusive of the diverse perspectives and circumstances of those across our Country impacted by Suicide.

    Fairness: We advocate for equitable access to suicide prevention, intervention, postvention and life promotion initiatives.

    Excellence : We strive for the highest quality as we pursue and facilitate informed based efforts for advocacy, communication and education.

     

    BOARD OF DIRECTOR NOMINATIONS

    We invite individuals who have an interest in suicide prevention  and are committed to using their skills in support of a national coordinating body.

    Term and Location

     Directors will serve for a term of three years with eligibility for reappointment for a second consecutive term of three years.  These positions will commence October 2019. The Board meets via teleconference calls and schedules two in-person meeting annually (including one during the Annual Conference).

    Time Commitment

    Meetings of the Board of Directors are two hours in duration. Directors are expected to also participate on at least two board committees, should expect to participate in an average of 24 meetings (board and committees) per year; and, must make reasonable efforts to attend all scheduled meetings. Additionally, board members should plan to be accessible for personal contact in between board meetings.

    Skills and Experience

     All candidates should have certain core skills including:

    • Commitment to CASP’s mandate and strategic directions
    • Understanding of the CASP’s board’s governance role
    • Inter-personal communications
    • Creative and strategic planning / vision
    • Governance expertise
    • Financial literacy
    • Analytical, critical and strategic thinking

    In addition, the nomination and selection process is designed to maintain a board composition that includes experience/competency in the following specific areas:

    • Financial Management
    • Law
    • Human Resources Management
    • Fundraising/Fund Development
    • Event organization
    • Risk Management
    • Public Relations/Public Affairs
    • Social Media Communications
    • Social Engagement
    • Business Administration
    • Strategic Planning
    • Conference Management

    Board member responsibilities include:

    Provide leadership to board committees. Each board director is expected to serve as an active, ongoing member of at least one committee. This requires a number of meetings per year plus individual committee task completion time. 
    • Prepare in advance for decision-making and policy formation at board meetings; take responsibility for self-education on the major issues before the board.
    • Responsibly review and act upon committee recommendations brought to the board for action.  
    • Participate in the annual board development and planning retreat.
    • In general, utilize personal and professional skills, relationships and knowledge for the advancement of CASP.
    • Engagement in fundraising activities
    • Ability to fund their participation in board activities is an asset.
    • Be able to work in English (Read, Write, Speak)
    Application Process

    Consistent with the CASP’s commitment to increased diversity in positions of influence, we encourage applications from those who reflect Canada’s English and French linguistic duality and its multi-cultural reality; provincial representation; the need for balanced gender and age diversity; persons with lived experience; as well as individuals who can represent immigrant/refugee/ethno-cultural/racialized (IRER) communities in Canada; LGBTQI2S communities; people with disabilities and other high risk populations.

    To support broader demographic representation we are looking for:

    • First Nations
    • Ethno cultural
    • Diversity, sexual diversity
    Provinces:
    •  Currently high Ontario representation
     GAPS of representation:
    • Saskatchewan
    • Nova Scotia
    • Newfoundland
    • PEI
    • Nunavut
    • Northwest Territories

    Areas of Experience that support our current Board’s competencies and will be given preference are:

    • Accounting
    • Legal Affairs
    • Business Development
    • Technology
    • Risk Management
    • Public Health
    • Research
    • Lived Experience (specially attempted suicide survivors)

    Interested individuals should submit their resume and application (register online) by August 23, 2019.

    For questions: [email protected]


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

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