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Roots of Hope Launch Event

August 20, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) will officially welcome the Waterloo Wellington region as the seventh community to sign onto its national Roots of Hope suicide prevention project.

The five-year partnership aims to significantly reduce suicide rates in the area and will be led by the Waterloo Region Suicide Prevention Council (WRSPC).

Each year, 4,000 people in Canada take their own lives. Roots of Hope addresses Canada’s often silent and hidden suicide crisis using evidence-informed approaches, including specialized supports for individuals in need, public education and awareness, means restriction, research and evaluation and training for community leaders.

In attendance will be representatives from WRSPC, MHCC as well as Here4Hope and the Waterloo Wellington Local Health Integration Network.


If you would like to attend, please contact:

Elisa Brewer-Singh
Executive Director
Waterloo Region Suicide Prevention Council
519-707-1958 ext 2151



August 20, 2019
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm


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