Hope and connectedness are central to reducing the impact of suicide in our communities. Through partnerships and open dialogue, this conference aims to enhance understanding of suicide and suicide prevention and motivate communities to take action on a local level. This conference will inspire people to act as we learn from one another and acknowledge that we all have a role to play in reducing the impact of suicide.
About the Conference:
During this two-day event, the conference will mobilize any and all individuals who share a common interest in promoting life and preventing suicide. As the premiere suicide prevention knowledge exchange event in Canada, this conference will bring together multiple voices, learning from and sharing with one another, including researchers, front-line clinicians, survivors of suicide loss, survivors of suicide attempts and family and friends who have been affected by suicide. With a focus on informed-based best practices and research, we will provide a forum for diverse perspectives on the current state of information and future directions in suicide prevention, intervention and postvention.
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About the Pre-Conference:
The day prior to the beginning of the Annual Conference is reserved for a day of presentations, workshops and training pertaining to a single theme, and allows participants to delve in depth into its related issues.
About the Annual General Meeting of Members:
CASP's AGM occurs yearly during the Annual Conference, where the previous fiscal year's operations and financial highlights are presented and vetted. Conference delegates are offered the choice of becoming members, in which case they gain the right to vote on the motions included in the meeting's agenda. Members may also observe, participate and vote remotely using CASP's teleconferencing platform.
About the event for delegates with Lived Experience of Suicide:
CASP's committee on persons with Lived Experience traditionally organises an activity during the Annual Conference, under the stewardship of one of the members of the Board. This year, delegates who have been impacted by suicide are invited to participate in a healing activity. Details to follow.
Presentations have been divided into three categories:
- Prevention, Intervention, Postvention and Life Promotion
- Research, Policy or Practice
- Specific population focus, or intersectional analysis
Prevention, Intervention and Postvention (Hope, Help, and Healing) are the three areas of focus when working in the area of suicide. They can be understood as the before, during and after experiences of thoughts of suicide, attempts or death.
About Delegate Fees:
Registration fees are non-refundable but are transferable.
Delegate fees must be paid to complete your registration.
Student pricing available with proof of student status (ex: ID card) or proof of sponsorship from an organization (ex: letter indicating lived experience of participant).
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