In 2017, Crisis Services Canada (CSC) launched the Canada Suicide Prevention Service (CSPS). CSC is a collaboration of non-profit distress and crisis service centres from across Canada. All centres contribute to offering a nationally available, regionally delivered service to anyone thinking about or affected by suicide. CSPS is available 24/7, via toll-free phone, text or chat.

Distress Centres is a pilot site for the Canadian Suicide Prevention Service. Our Executive Director, Alison Caird, also serves as the President of the Board of Directors for Crisis Services Canada.

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Canadian Suicide Prevention Service Approach

Accessible:

This service is available across Canada via toll-free phone, chat or text in English and French. This means anyone in Canada that is thinking about, is or has been affected by suicide, can reach out across a variety of media, and feel supported 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

 

Inclusive:

Anyone can have suicidal thoughts for a number of reasons. CSPS offers a barrier free, non-judgmental space with supportive and responsive staff. We’re here so anyone thinking about suicide feels comfortable enough to reach out for support.

 

Stronger Together:

As a nationally available, regionally delivered service, CSPS provides anyone in Canada thinking of, or affected by suicide with reliable and innovative support. We use our collective strengths, local knowledge, resources, and technology to support the needs of all people in Canada. Our highly trained, committed and capable responders leverage our unique Canadian culture, attitudes and values, providing a network of support from coast to coast.

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If you are in crisis, feeling suicidal or need emotional support Please call our 408-HELP line now at 416-408-4357.

If this is an emergency - Please call 911.

 

For more information on this program's services please connect with csps@torontodistresscentre.com

For donation or funding information with regards to this program please connect with donations@torontodistresscentre.com