Who We Are
A branch of the Canadian Mental Health Association, CSP is an education centre with the largest English language library dedicated to the collection and dissemination of suicide prevention, intervention and postvention resources.
Our services include: an active Twitter feed, training workshops, online courses, webinars, literature scans and reviews, library database access, lending library and knowledge translation publications. We serve caregivers, survivors, researchers, professionals and community members across Canada and around the world.
Canadians equipped to respond to those at risk of suicide.
CSP educates people 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.
CSP receives revenue from a variety of sources including user fees, government contracts, 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) were 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.