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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 also have one part-time and two full-time personnel, one full-time worker in the west, one full-time worker in the midwest, and one half-time worker in the east.

For Ontario and Eastern Canada and the Eastern Arctic:

Rev. Canon Norman Casey
The Anglican Parish of the Six Nations (Honorary Assistant)
Six Nations of the Grand River
c/o 117 Brantwood Park Road
Brantford, Ont.  N3P 1G1

Suicide Prevention Minister
519-865-1525
[email protected]

For Saskatchewan, Alberta and Manitoba:

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

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

For British Columbia, Yukon, and Western Arctic

Jeffery W. Stanley
1803 Volunteer St.
Kincolith BC v0v1b0

Suicide Prevention Worker
604-671-3510
[email protected]