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Roots of Hope Promising Practice Exchange Case Studies – Spotlight on La Ronge, Saskatchewan


The La Ronge and Area Roots of Hope Project lies in Woodland Cree territory in northern Saskatchewan within the Precambrian Shield’s boreal forest. Woodland Cree people have lived in the area since time immemorial. Of the project’s six communities, four are First Nation reserves (part of Lac La Ronge Indian band, the largest First Nation in the province) and two are municipalities (the town of La Ronge and the Village of Air Ronge). The local population is 99 per cent Indigenous on these reserves and about 75 per cent Indigenous in La Ronge and Air Ronge.


As a result of these implemented programs and activities, several other outcomes have occurred:

  • 30 community members were trained in ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training).
  • 11 community members took part in ASIST facilitator training in 2019.
  • Demand for ASIST continues to grow (from organizations, individuals, etc.).

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