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The Suicide Prevention Program responds to the tragedy of suicide, especially as it affects Indigenous youth.

This is not a “one-size-fits-all” program. Networks of lay and ordained volunteers work with individual communities to help them discern which prevention programs are best suited for their Indigenous contexts.

Funds for this work were first raised by the Amazing Grace Project. In 2018, the General Synod provided funding for two full-time Suicide Prevention Workers. Other funds have been raised through various sources such as All Churches Trust to support a half-time worker.

Learn more about the Suicide Prevention Program:

For more information contact the Coordinator for Indigenous Ministries, The Rev. Canon Ginny Doctor, by email or phone at (416)924-9199, ext. 626. We presently have one full time SPP worker and will be hiring another person.

Yolanda Bird
Box 133
Montreal Lake, Sask. S0J 1Y0

Suicide Prevention Worker
306-930-0919
[email protected]