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World Suicide Prevention Day Events

On September 10th, we invite you to participate in local World Suicide Prevention Day Events. Below is a list of events being held across Canada.

If you are hosting an event, please add it to our list by pressing the button below and filling out the form.

Les événement de la Jounrnée mondiale de prévention du suicide

Le 10 septembre, nous vous invitons à participer à l’un des événements locaux de la Journée mondiale de prévention du suicide. Voyez la liste ci-dessous, des événements qui auront lieu au Canada.

Si vous organisez un événement, nous vous invitons à l’ajouter à notre liste en cliquant sur le bouton ci-dessous pour compléter le formulaire.

Find Events Across Canada / Trouvez les événements partout au Canada

National Events

Mysterious Barricades Cross-Canada Concert for Suicide Awareness, Prevention and Hope
Organized by: 
Mysterious Barricades Concert Society
Date: September 10th, 2017
Time: 6:30 a.m.
Age: All ages
Description: From sunrise in St. John’s NL to sunset in Victoria BC, on September 10, World Suicide Prevention Day, a 21-hour concert of hope and awareness will grace a sequence of stages across Canada. Featuring Canada’s finest professionally trained musicians and performers, this concert will raise awareness of the mysterious barricades between mental illness and health, between the darkness of depression and the light of hope, between life and death. In partnership with the Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention and the Canadian Mental Health Association, this free concert will encourage public discourse about the prevalence of suicide and measures for suicide prevention, encourage the formation of community by those impacted by suicide, and raise funds for education and support of those at risk and those impacted by suicide. The entire concert event will be livestreamed.

Information regarding this project, including the sequence of fifteen concerts, cities, venues and performers, is available at www.mysteriousbarricades.org.

The concert in Victoria will take place on August 22, and the concerts in St John’s and Halifax will be held on September 8. The recordings will be streamed in series with the twelve concerts that will be performed live on September 10.

For full details visit the event website: www.mysteriousbarricades.org



Straight Talk: Youth Suicide Prevention Workshop
Organized by: Centre for Suicide Prevention
Date: September 12th, 2017
Time: 8:30 a.m.
Age: For adults
Description: This half-day workshop is for people working with youth ages 12 to 18.

For full details visit the event website: www.suicideinfo.ca

safeTALK: Suicide Alertness for Everyone
Organized by: Centre for Suicide Prevention
Date: September 13, 2017
Time: 8:30 a.m.
Age: For adults
Description: This 3.5 hour workshop alerts someone to warning signs indicating risk of suicide.

For full details visit the event website: www.suicideinfo.ca

Tattered Teddies: Preventing Suicide in Children
Organized by: Centre for Suicide Prevention
Date: September 12, 2017
Time: 1:oo p.m.
Age: For adults
Description: This half-day workshop will examine warning signs in a child and intervention strategies.

For full details visit the event website: www.suicideinfo.ca

British Columbia – Colombie-Britannique


Soles Remembering Souls
Organized by: Vancouver Island Crisis Society
Date: September 10th, 2017
Time: 4:30 p.m.
Age: All ages
Description: This years soles remembering souls event is themed around healing. Healing through connection, healing through movement, healing through music and healing through reflection. Our goal this year is to have as many people as possible share with us the journey of healing that they have been experiencing. We also hope to help those who are still early in the healing process find more ways to do so, as well as create a healing environment for all attendees through connection with others who may be going through what they are. We will have live music, food and a beautiful setting to bring it all together in a way that makes everyone feel included and comfortable.

For full details visit the event page: Soles Remembering Souls


New Brunswick – Nouveau-Brunswick

Newfoundland and Labrador – Terre-Neuve & Labrador

Northwest Territories – Territoires du Nord-Ouest

Nova Scotia – Nouvelle-Écosse




Steve Turner Memorial Tournament
Organized by: Conquer Stigma
Date: September 9, 2017
Time: 9:00 a.m.
Age: For Teens & Adults
Description: Memorial Soccer Tournament for Stephen Turner, member of the Ajax Soccer Community, who lost his battle with depression on September 9th 2013, dying by suicide. Conquer Stigma is an organization here to help raise awareness of mental health, focusing on depression and suicide, to help reduce the stigma associated with mental illness.

For full details visit the event website: https://www.conquerstigma.com/

Prince Edward Island – Ile du Prince Edouard