Our mission is to reduce suicide and its impact through collaboration, education, training and building a sense of belonging.


We envision a compassionate community leadership in suicide prevention, guiding the work of hope, help and healing.

Click here for a one-page overview of our Mission, Vision, and four key priorities.

Who We Are

The WRSPC is a nonprofit grassroots organization from Waterloo Region that operates under the supervision of a board and is influenced by the voices of our community brought forward through our advisory committee. We strive to maintain equitable representations from professionals/organizations dealing directly with suicidal behaviour, associated professionals and gatekeepers, and the community (family, friends and individuals affected by suicide).

The WRSPC focuses on four strategic priorities for our community to achieve our vision and mission: 1) Building Sense of Community, 2) Engaging Priority Populations, 3) Organizational Capacity, and 4) Growing Provincial and National Reach. You can learn more about the Council’s strategic priorities and goals by viewing the 2025-2028 Strategic Plan.

Click here to view WRSPC’s current staff and council members.


In June 1995, a group of over 80 concerned community members and agencies held a meeting to focus on suicide prevention and mental health issues.  Committees were developed and in 1997 the Waterloo Region Suicide Prevention Council was established.

In 2006, The Council was involved in the creation of the first Waterloo Region Suicide Prevention Strategy. In 2011, this strategy was updated.

The Council continues to grow and is now recognized locally and provincially for suicide prevention activities.

Annual Reports

Supporters And Partners

Without the generous, community-minded spirit of our sponsors, partners and friends past and present, the WRSPC would not be where it is today.


  • 1st Impressions Printing & Graphic Design
  • Brian and Pauline Fisher Fund
  • Evergreen Digital Marketing
  • Good Enough Merch
  • Grand River Kitchener Rotary
  • Grant Thorton Foundation
  • Jacob Ranton Memorial Basketball Tournament
  • KW Legacy Group
  • Kindred Foundation
  • Mabel and Gordon McMillen Foundation
  • MacFarlan Rowlands
  • Moxies Kitchener
  • Ontario Health (West)
  • Pretty by Her
  • Raymond James
  • Raymond James Canada Foundation
  • Region of Waterloo Public Health and Emergency Services
  • Ross and Doris Dixon Charitable Foundation
  • RP Investment Advsior LP
  • Rubinoff Family Charitable Foundation
  • Starling Community Services (formerly Lutherwood)
  • Steele Wealth Management
  • Strummerfest
  • The Jay Hughes Memorial Foundation
  • Westmount Oktoberfest Charity Pro-Am
  • Numerous personal donations

Community, Provincial, And National Partners

  • Bereaved Families of Ontario Midwest Region
  • Canadian Mental Health Association Waterloo Wellington
  • Canadian Suicide Prevention Coordinators Network
  • Camino Wellbeing + Mental Health
  • Erb & Good Family Funeral Home
  • Front Door: Access to Child and Youth Mental Health Services
  • Grand River Hospital
  • Hospice Wellington
  • Idea Exchange
  • Innovative Wellness
  • Interfaith Counselling Centre
  • Kitchener Public Library
  • Langs
  • Mental Health Commission of Canada
  • National Collaborative for Suicide Prevention
  • Porchlight Counselling and Addiction Services
  • Shalom Counselling Centre
  • The Salvation Army
  • The Waterloo Region Record
  • Thresholds Homes and Supports
  • University of Waterloo
  • Victim Services of Waterloo Region
  • Waterloo Catholic District School Board
  • Waterloo Fire Rescue
  • Waterloo Region District School Board
  • Waterloo Regional Police Services
  • Woolwich Counselling Centre
Contact Us

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