Who We Are
Affiliated with Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), CSP offers training (community workshops and online courses) and has the largest English language library dedicated to the collection and dissemination of suicide prevention, intervention and postvention resources.
Our services are used by students, professionals, academians, youth, caregivers and community members across Alberta, Canada, and internationally.
The Centre for Suicide Prevention (CSP) is an education centre which equips individuals and organizations with the information, knowledge and skills necessary to respond to the risk of suicide. We teach prevention because prevention is the only solution to suicide.
We are an education centre able to respond to individual, community and organization needs to gain information, education, and skills to respond to the risk of suicide. CSP will provide library and information services, curricula and activities for specialized presentations; and the delivery of courses.
CSP receives funding through a variety of sources including user fees, government and community grants, special events, memorial and individual donations. Make a donation online today!
Our present and past sponsors include:
Our history begins in 1981, with the creation of the Suicide Information and Education Centre (SIEC). SIEC’s primary mandate was to create a specialized library. A year later, Suicide Prevention Training Programs (SPTP) was added to begin training community members, professionals and caregivers across Alberta in suicide prevention. In 2005, SIEC and SPTP incorporated under a new name: Centre for Suicide Prevention (CSP). As a registered charity, CSP carries the provincial mandate to provide information, research resources, and education to prevent suicide.