Suicide Prevention Coordinators Network

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Are you working in the field of suicide prevention?  Join the Canadian Suicide Prevention Coordinators Network (CSPCN). 

The CSPCN is a national network of representatives who work in the area of suicide prevention at a national, provincial, territorial, regional or local level. The Network was established in 2012 with the aim of connecting representatives for knowledge exchange purposes and to build upon existing successes in suicide prevention across Canada. 

CSPCN’s volunteer Co-chairs host teleconference meetings on relevant topics and new developments in suicide prevention, intervention and postvention (aftercare) efforts.  

While the Network is not a working group, the teleconferencing and online tools offer CSPCN members an opportunity to share information about current events and to initiate new opportunities for sharing, learning and collaboration among the membership. The Network is ‘us’ and the opportunities are ‘ours’ to create and benefit from! 

If you, or someone you know, is interested in becoming a member of the CSPCN, if you have any questions about the Network or would like to help support our knowledge exchange efforts, please email to one of the CSPCN’s Co-Chairs, Pat Doyle or Elisa Brewer Singh. 

We are stronger, together. 

Membership to the CSPCN is free and open to all those who engage in suicide prevention efforts across Canada.  

Please note; CSPCN is a CASP partner but is not organized or managed by CASP. Please contact CSPCN directly using the link below for any questions. 

Upcoming Meeting

Canadian Suicide Prevention Coordinators Network Teleconference 

Thursday, June 13, 2024, 1:00-2:30 PM EST (90 minutes) Live via Zoom 

10:00 am PST / 11:00 am MST / 12:00 pm CST / 1:00 pm EST / 2:00 pm AST / 2:30 pm NST 

The Canadian Suicide Prevention Coordinators Network (CSPCN) is excited to announce that Laura Kloosterman, Executive Director of Badge of Life Canada, will be the guest speaker for their June Teleconference, hosted live via Zoom, on Thursday, June 13 from 1:00-2:30 PM EST. 

“Shaping a New Culture of Mental Wellness: The Power of Words and Proactivity” 

This presentation will explore the impact of language, the role of self-care, the power of positive self-talk, and creating a culture of mental wellness. We will also share highlights and updates from the suicide prevention and life promotion sector in Canada. 

Laura Kloosterman is a retired Ontario Provincial Police Constable with 32 years of experience. She has worked with several specialized units and retired from the Professional Standards Branch. Before retiring, Laura created an Education Based Resolution for Officers named in Public and Internal Complaints through the Office of the Independent Police Review Director (OIPRD).   

Laura has trained with the Northern Virginia Criminal Justice Academy and has received training throughout Canada, United Kingdom as well as Australian on human connection and mental well-being in Public Safety Personnel. She has been a strong advocate for mental wellbeing and acknowledging everyone’s own personal resilience. Her journey has taught her that sustainable growth ‘equals’ sustainable happiness.  

Laura’s role with Badge of Life Canada started several years ago while in the OPP. She began by attending Peer Support meetings and later, became a peer supporter herself. Prior to her retirement from the OPP, she joined the Board of Directors of Badge of Life Canada, and subsequently became the Executive Director in 2021. Laura believes in promoting healthy living through knowledge and education while creating a strong sense of community. 

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Badge of Life Canada supports Canadian public safety personnel by offering a safe, confidential place where members in crisis can turn for immediate information that can provide hope, growth and recovery to those members who are suffering an operational stress injury, including post-traumatic stress, depression, anxiety, and addictions; with access to counselling, including suicide prevention counselling, information and group support programs.

Not yet a member of the CSPCN? Use the contact button below to become a member.