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33rd Annual National Suicide Prevention Conference – “All Walks of Life”

33rd Annual National Suicide Prevention Conference – “All Walks of Life” will influence the future directions for suicide prevention, intervention, postvention, and life promotion in Canada 

Monday April 24, 2023 – Canmore, AB

From May 10-12, 2023, the Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention (CASP) will be hosting its 33rd Annual Suicide Prevention Conference, at the Atlantica Hotel in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The conference showcases the most current knowledge and practices in the broad field of suicide and its prevention, and attracts researchers, front-line clinicians, people with lived experience, and sector professionals, throughout Canada.   

With support from local partner, Canadian Mental Health Association Nova Scotia (CMHA NS), and major daily sponsors, LivingWorks and the Mental Health Commission (MHCC), the National Suicide Prevention Conference is the premiere Canadian event for exchanging knowledge on suicide prevention, intervention, postvention, and life promotion, not to be missed! 

The National Suicide Prevention Conference – “All Walks of Life” provides a forum for diverse perspectives, including researchers, front-line clinicians, people impacted by suicide, and First Peoples’ teachings, and will provide plenary and break-out sessions covering five streams such as Indigenous/Life Promotion, People with Lived Experience, Populations, Occupations, and Research & Trends.   

A pre-conference Healing Day coordinated and hosted by CASP’s People Impacted by Suicide Working Group is also taking place on May 9 for people impacted by a suicide loss, suicide-related thoughts or behaviors, or support someone who is struggling with thoughts or attempts, as well as family members, friends, clinicians, researchers, or a person who struggles with suicidality. Healing Day will provide workshops, sessions, and interactive activities that introduce new tools and resources to support life promotion, hope, and healing.  

Click here for details and to view the program.

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

Canadian Mental Health Association Nova Scotia (CMHA NS) division delivers safe, inclusive evidence-based programs, training and navigation support that Nova Scotians need to be well and stay well. These programs are free to access and available to everyone living in Nova Scotia. 

LivingWorks is the world’s leading suicide intervention training company. They believe that suicide is preventable, and everyone can learn to play a life-saving role. With an array of integrated training programs to meet every need, LivingWorks has been providing communities and organizations with suicide prevention solutions for over 35 years. 

The Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) leads the development and dissemination of innovative programs and tools to support the mental health and wellness of Canadians. Through its unique mandate from the Government of Canada, the MHCC supports federal, provincial, and territorial governments as well as organizations in the implementation of sound public policy.