Strategies related to suicide prevention

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The following table lists the most recent strategies related to suicide prevention in Canada. Click on the title of a strategy to be directed to a summary page. The summary page presents a summary of the strategy, its objectives, guiding values and principles, mental health promotion, mental illness prevention, and early intervention dimensions, and elements of its evaluation, as well as listing any preceding versions of the strategy and accompanying evaluation reports.


STRATEGIES RELATED TO SUICIDE PREVENTION
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Geographical Area

Title
NB.The titles in italics are translations of strategies that are not available in English.

Organization 

Year

Sub-populations

Alta.

A call to action: The Alberta Suicide Prevention Strategy (2005-2015)

Alberta Government, Alberta Health Services, Alberta Mental Health Board

2005

Indigenous peoples; Individuals affected by the aftermath of suicidal behaviour or a suicide death; Individuals who are chronically or terminally ill; Individuals with a mental illness; Elderly people; Homeless people; Individuals in custody; Individuals living in rural and remote areas; Individuals with substance abuse issues and problem gambling issues; Middle-aged males; Previous suicide attempters; Adolescents and young adults; Gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered and two-spirited youth; Individuals working in specific occupation groups; Victims of family violence

Alta.

Honouring Life: Aboriginal Youth and Communities Empowerment Strategy

Government of Alberta, Alberta Health Services

2009

Indigenous peoples (Youth; Communities)

Man.

Reclaiming Hope: Manitoba's Youth Suicide Prevention Strategy

Government of Manitoba

2008

Children & Youth; Vulnerable populations

N.B.

Connecting to life: Provincial Suicide Prevention Program

New Brunswick Health

2007

Whole population approach; Vulnerable populations

N.S.

Nova Scotia Strategic Framework to Address Suicide

Government of Nova Scotia, Department of Health Promotion and Protection (now called the Department of Health and Wellness), Provincial Strategic Framework Development Committee

2006

Indigenous peoples; Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered youth; Individuals who have a mental illness; Youth; Senior men; Middle-aged women; Homeless individuals

Nvt

Nunavut suicide prevention strategy

Government of Nunavut; Nunavut Tunngavik Inc.; Embrace Life Council; Royal Canadian Mounted Police

2010

Whole population approach; Indigenous peoples

Nvt

Inuusivut Anninaqtuq Action Plan 2017-2022

Government of Nunavut; Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated; Royal Canadian Mounted Police V-Division; Embrace Life Council

2017

Whole population approach; Indigenous peoples

Ont.

Youth suicide prevention plan

Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services

N/A

Youth

P.E.I.

The Building Blocks of Hope: A Suicide Prevention Strategy for Prince Edward Island

 Government of Prince Edward Island, Department of Health and Wellness & Canadian Mental Health Association - PEI Division

2018

Vulnerable groups; Service users; Service providers caring for individuals dealing with suicidality; Communities

Sask.

First Nations Suicide Prevention Strategy

Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations' Mental Health Technical Working Group

In construction

N/A

Pan-Canadian

Working together to prevent suicide in Canada: the federal framework for suicide prevention

Government of Canada, Public Health Agency of Canada

2016

Whole population approach; Serving members of the Canadian Armed Forces; Canadian Armed Forces Veterans; Indigenous populations; Newcomers (including refugees); Federally incarcerated individuals

Pan-Canadian

National Aboriginal Youth Suicide Prevention Strategy (NAYSPS) Program Framework 

Government of Canada, Health Canada

2013

Youth (10 to 30 years old); First Nations youth living on a reserve;
Inuit youth living in an Inuit community

Inuit Nunangat

National Inuit Suicide Prevention Strategy

Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami

2016

Inuit

 
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