Survivors of Suicide Loss Day

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About CMHA

It is Canadian Mental Health Association – Calgary Region’s (CMHA Calgary) mission to be a leader in reducing the impact of mental illness and addiction in community. For more than 60 years, we have provided a person and family centered integrated service model focused on early intervention and prevention of a mental health or substance use concern that delivers a measurable increase in community resiliency. We believe that we have an obligation and duty to provide a platform for advocacy and leadership in the community. We have a proven ability to engage, help organize, empower and support the community in building the capacity to understand and support those living with mental health and substance use challenges.

About Survivors of Suicide Loss Day:

Survivors of Suicide Loss Day is a one day event for individuals who have lost someone to suicide (parent, child, spouse/partner, aunt, uncle, cousin, niece, nephew, friend, or extended relationships – wife lost a parent or sibling, parent of someone who lost a partner) to come together and connect in a supportive environment. CMHA Calgary works with a group of devoted volunteers to present a day of support, healing, information, connection and hope for those left behind.

Due to the highly emotional and sensitive nature of the day, this event is intended for adults over the age of 16.

A recommended donation of $20 per person is encouraged to attend Survivors of Suicide Loss Day to support the design and continued development of the event for attendees. Those wishing to donate can bring cash or a cheque with them to the day or donate via the registration form. Cheques can be made out to Canadian Mental Health Association – Calgary Region, indicating SOS Loss Day in the memo portion.

Event Date: Saturday, November 16, 2019 
Event Time: 9:00am-4:00pm
Location: Palomino Room, BMO Centre, Stampede Grounds, 20 Roundup Way SE
Registration Cost: Recommended donation of $20
Provided Meals: Lunch and light breakfast
Wellness Gift Bag: The first 200 registrants who arrive at the BMO Centre will receive a Wellness Gift Bag generously donated by Stantec.
*Registrants must pick-up their Wellness Gift Bag at the event, CMHA will not hold or reserve the Wellness Gift Bags after the event has closed. CMHA cannot guarantee a Wellness Gift Bag for each registrant. 

Agenda & FAQ

Break-Out Session Information

Survivors of Suicide Loss Session Registration
Please select which break-out group you would like to attend for each session throughout the day. Note we are unable to switch around break-out group registration at a later date. Each break-out group has a maximum capacity of 50 participants per session, if the group is full you will have to select another option.
Registration Information
Emergency Contact
Email Confirmation
CMHA Connection

Please note, we are hoping there will be media coverage of Survivors of Suicide Loss Day on November 16. We will have a designated spokesperson available to speak to media the day-of and we will ensure no participants are filmed.

If you have any questions regarding Survivors of Suicide Loss Day, please contact CMHA Calgary Region's Event and Volunteer Coordinator Emily Braun via

CMHA – Calgary Region builds awareness and provides education and support for individuals and families living with mental illness, addiction, or a loss by suicide. We work closely with other community organizations to bridge gaps in the mental health care system and facilitate access to important services and resources.