Centre for Suicide Prevention

we serve these populations

  • aging population
  • children and youth
  • indigenous communities

we need help with:

  • education
  • mental health

Requesting $50000


We equip people with knowledge and skills to respond to those considering suicide.

We educate for life.

Every year in Canada, approximately 4000 people die by suicide; that’s equivalent to 11 lives lost every day. Education is one of few best practices in suicide prevention; it shares knowledge and breaks down stigma. Your donation helps amplify the message that suicide is preventable and hope is possible.

“Centre for Suicide Prevention gave me the confidence, the words and the tools to address the needs of someone considering suicide. Having these tools is immensely helpful and continues to serve me in my work with vulnerable people. Thank you for providing this training.”

– Workshop participant

Your gift helps raise awareness and spread hope as we educate for life:

❖ CSP has over 29,000 social media followers and approximately 3,000 mailing list subscribers. Each year, our website attracts more than 650,000 unique visits.
❖ Since our very first training in 1983, we’ve delivered the equivalent of 9,000 workshops (that’s nearly one workshop every business day for almost 40 years!), attended by over 170,000 participants from around the world.
❖ Annually, we deliver over 450 workshops and log over 60,000 learning hours.

Donations to Centre for Suicide Prevention help support our widespread work. Our priority projects include:

•  Areas of greatest need
•  Buddy Up (year-round men’s suicide prevention campaign)
•  Run for Life (annual awareness and commemoration event)
•  Developing educational resources
•  Providing educational sessions

Learn more about suicide prevention. Connect with us on social @cspyyc and subscribe to our mailing lists.

Need more information? Please contact us. Connect with us to learn more about the lifesaving work we do in communities, every day. We’d love to hear from you.

“Thank you, Centre for Suicide Prevention, for making a difference. Suicide impacts everyone, and it’s important that we all know how to respond to suicide. The work you do is truly life- saving.”

– Workshop participant

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Contact Info

Hilary Sirman

Development Director



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Charity Number: #823280870RR0001

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