From Mental Health Commission of Canada

On Thursday, September 5, 2019, the Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) will officially launch the national Roots of Hope suicide prevention project in Ottawa. In attendance will be representatives from our eight partner communities across the country.

Each year, 4,000 people in Canada take their own lives. That number has remained unchanged over the last ten years, but Roots of Hope aims to significantly reduce it.

Under the leadership of the MHCC, the project draws on international best practices and community strengths, using a proven strategy composed of five pillars. Roots of Hope addresses Canada’s often silent and hidden suicide crisis using evidence-informed approaches, including specialized supports for individuals in need, public education and awareness, means restriction, training for community leaders, and research and evaluation.

Tuesday, September 5th, 2019


Delta Hotel by Marriott Ottawa City Centre
101 Lyon St N, Pinnacle Room, Penthouse Level
Ottawa, Ontario K1R 5T9

Mental Health Commission of Canada, Media Relations
613.683.3748 /

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