CASP 2016 – Hope, Help, and Healing Conference

October 26th – 29th | Iqaluit, Nunavut

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Join us for the Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention – Hope, Help, and Healing Conference, October 26th – 29th in Iqaluit, Nunavut.

This conference will be of relevance and interest to all who practice and contribute in the areas of social and individual wellness, suicide prevention and the reduction of suicide. The topics and learnings will consider similarities and unique aspects regarding suicide reduction from Canadian and world perspectives, with an emphasis on best practices, innovation, and solutions.

It is widely recognized that suicide statistics across Nunavut and Nunavik reflect the highest rates in the country. The Premier of Nunavut has declared suicide a ‘territorial crisis’. With the recent suicide inquest in Nunavut, the need for a conference to address suicide was noted as relevant and essential. Nunavummiut are grappling with why so much suicidal behaviour continues to occur, and what can be done to address this phenomenon. While Kamatsiaqtut recognizes that there is no one solution or action, there is a strong need to demonstrate recognition and awareness that something needs to occur towards continued dialogue, determination for solutions and institution of actions.

The theme of Hope, Help and Healing has specific objectives and goals. Sessions were solicited and selected based on these three themes. Appreciating that suicide is the topic, the conference’s overarching goal is to enable participants to explore solutions for embracing life by developing, supporting, sustaining and encouraging positive lifestyles; considering, developing and acquiring knowledge, skills and attitudes for better addressing suicide ideation; and networking with the anticipated 500 participants and presenters towards the cause of suicide reduction and life affirmation.

Hope sessions focus on approaches, methods and situations that include an optimistic attitude of mind, and that are based on an expectation of positive outcomes related to events and circumstances encountered in one’s life and the world at large.

Help sessions focus on approaches, methodologies, actions and situations that have made it easier, less severe, and more successful towards the reduction of suicide.

Healing sessions recognize and focus on approaches that include potential resolution to a degree that affected individuals are able to lead a fulfilling existence without being overwhelmed by trauma, and life’s prior and current situations that are causing personal distress.

The conference’s three days will have daily plenary sessions and panels that explore the following topics, in relation to the hope, help and healing themes:

  1. The Inuit Tapiriit of Kanatamit’s (I.T.K.) National Inuit Suicide Prevention Strategy
  2. Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission report and recommendations
  3. The National Inuit Youth Council’s vision and beliefs

A significant belief of the conference planning committee is conveying that we all have a role in suicide reduction and life promotion. While successful actions and approaches will sometimes be attributed to, or necessary from an individual or group, no one individual, group or organization can address suicide reduction in isolation. It is a collective issue.

C.A.S.P. 2016 Hope, Help and Healing is an opportunity for participants and presenters to explore, share and develop their knowledge, skills and attitudes towards the reduction of suicide.

Looking forward to seeing you in Iqaluit.

Charlotte Borg and Sheila Levy

Co-Chairs of CASP2016 – Hope, Help and Healing

ᐃᓚᒋᑎᒍᑦ ᑲᓇᑕᒥ ᑲᑐᔨᖃᑎᒌᓂ ᐃᒻᒥᓃᖅᑕᐃᓕᓂᕐᒧᑦ – ᓂᕆᐅᖕᓂᖅ, ᐃᑲᔪᖅᑕᐅᔪᒪᓂᖅ, ᒪᒥᓴᕐᓂᕐᒥᓗ ᑲᑎᒪᔪᐊᕐᓂᕐᒥ, ᐅᑐᐱᕆ 26ᒥᑦ – 29ᒧᑦ ᐃᖃᓗᐃ ᓄᓇᕗᒥ.

ᑖᓐᓇ ᑲᑎᒪᕕᔾᔪᐊᕐᓂᖅ ᑐᕌᖓᓂᖃᕐᓂᐊᖅᑐᖅ ᑐᓴᕈᒥᓇᕐᓗᓂᓗ ᑕᐃᒃᑯᓄᖓᓕᒫᖅ ᐃᓅᓯᓕᕆᕙᑦᑐᓄᑦ ᐃᑲᔪᖅᐸᑦᑐᓄᓪᓗ ᐃᓅᓯᓕᕆᓂᕐᒥᒃ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᖃᓄᐃᑦᑕᐃᓕᓂᖏᓐᓂᑦ, ᐃᒻᒥᓃᖅᑕᐃᓕᓂᕐᒥᒃ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐃᒻᒥᓃᓗᐊᖅᑕᐃᓕᒪᑎᑦᑎᓂᕐᒥᒃ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᖃᖅᐸᑦᑐᓄᑦ.  ᐱᔾᔪᑎᒋᔭᐅᓂᐊᖅᑐᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᖅᑕᐅᓂᐊᖅᑐᑦ ᐅᖃᐅᓯᖃᕐᓂᐊᖅᑐᑎᑦ ᐊᔾᔨᒌᑦᑐᒡᒍᑕᐅᔪᓂᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐊᔾᔨᐅᙱᑦᑐᓂᑦ ᐃᒻᒥᓃᓗᐊᖅᑕᐃᓕᒪᑎᑦᑎᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᑲᓇᑕᒥᐅᑦ ᓄᓇᕐᔪᐊᕐᒥᐅᓪᓗ ᑕᐅᑦᑐᖏᑦ ᒪᓕᓪᓗᒋᑦ, ᐱᓕᕆᐊᖃᓗᐊᖅᑎᑦᑎᓗᑎᓪᓗ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᕆᔭᐅᕙᑦᑐᑦ ᐱᐅᓛᖑᔪᑦ, ᖃᓄᖅᑑᕈᑕᐅᓲᑦ, ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐋᖅᑭᒍᑎᒋᔭᐅᓲᑦ.

ᐃᓕᓴᕆᔭᐅᓯᒪᓪᓚᕆᖕᒪᑦ ᐃᒻᒥᓃᓗᐊᖅᐸᑦᑐᑦ ᐊᒥᓲᓂᖏᑦ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᓄᓇᕕᒻᒥ ᐊᒥᓲᓛᖑᒻᒪᑕ ᑲᓇᑕᒥ.  ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᓯᕗᓕᖅᑎᐅᔪᖅ ᓇᓗᓇᐃᖅᓯᓯᒪᕗᖅ ᐃᒻᒥᓃᖃᑦᑕᖅᑐᑦ “ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᑐᐊᕕᕐᓇᕈᑕᐅᔭᕆᐊᖃᓕᕐᒪᑦ”.   ᐃᒻᒥᓃᖅᑐᒥᓂᐅᔪᑉ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᖅᑕᐅᓕᖅᑐᑎᑦ ᖃᓄᐃᓐᓂᑯᒥᓂᖏᑦ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ, ᑲᑎᒪᕕᔾᔪᐊᕆᐊᖃᓕᓚᐅᖅᑐᑦ ᑲᒪᒋᔭᐅᓗᓂ ᐃᒻᒥᓃᖃᑦᑕᕐᓂᖅ ᐱᔾᔪᑎᖏᑦ  ᑲᒪᒋᔭᐅᑦᑎᐊᕆᐊᖃᓕᕐᒪᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐱᒻᒪᕆᐅᓪᓗᓂ.  ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥᐅᑦ ᖃᐅᔨᓇᓱᓪᓚᕆᓕᕐᒪᑦ ᓱᒻᓯᒪᑦ ᐃᒻᒥᓃᖃᑦᑕᓗᐊᖅᑐᐊᓘᒻᒪᖔᕐᒥᒃ, ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᖃᓄᐃᓕᐅᕈᑕᐅᔪᓐᓇᕐᒪᖔᖅ ᑕᒪᓐᓇ ᑲᒪᒋᔭᐅᓂᐊᕐᒪᑦ ᑐᑭᓯᔭᐅᔪᓐᓇᑦᑎᐊᙱᑦᑐᖅ.  ᑲᒪᑦᓯᐊᖅᑐᒃᑯᑦ ᐃᓕᓴᖅᓯᓯᒪᒐᓗᐊᖅᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᐊᑕᐅᓯᑐᐊᑯᓗᖕᒥᒃ ᐋᖅᑭᒍᑎᒃᓴᖅᑕᖃᙱᑦᑎᓪᓗᒍ, ᖃᓄᐃᓕᐅᕈᑕᐅᓗᐊᕈᓐᓇᕋᓂᓗ ᐊᑕᐅᓯᑐᐊᑯᓗᒃ ᐊᑐᖅᑕᐅᓗᓂ, ᑕᑯᒃᓴᐅᑎᑕᐅᓪᓚᕆᒋᐊᖃᓕᕐᒪᑦ ᐃᓕᓴᕆᔭᐅᓯᒪᓕᕐᓂᖓ ᑕᒪᓐᓇ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐅᔾᔨᕆᔭᐅᔭᕆᐊᖃᖅᑐᓂ ᐅᖃᐅᓯᐅᑦᑎᐊᖃᑦᑕᕐᓂᐊᕐᒪᑦ, ᐋᖅᑭᒍᑎᒃᓴᓂᑦ ᖃᓄᐃᓕᐅᕈᓘᔭᕈᑎᖃᖃᑦᑕᓕᕐᓗᑎᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐱᓕᕆᕝᕕᐅᔪᑦ ᖃᓄᐃᓕᐅᕈᑎᖃᕆᐊᙵᖃᑦᑕᓕᕐᓗᑎᑦ.

ᑐᙵᕕᒋᔭᐅᓂᐊᖅᑐᖅ ᑲᑎᒪᕕᔾᔪᐊᕐᓂᖅ ᓂᕆᐅᓐᓂᖃᕐᓂᖅ, ᐃᑲᔪᖃᑎᒌᖕᓂᖅ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᒪᒥᓴᕐᓂᖅ ᐱᓇᓱᐊᒐᖃᐅᑦᑎᐊᖅᑐᑦ ᑎᑭᑦᑎᓇᓱᐊᖅᑐᑎᓪᓗ ᓴᖅᑭᖁᔭᒥᓂᑦ.  ᑲᑎᒪᓪᓗᑎᑦ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᖃᑎᒌᒃᓯᓐᓈᖁᔭᐅᓚᐅᖅᑐᑦ ᓂᕈᐊᖅᑐᑎᓪᓗ ᖃᓄᐃᑦᑐᓂᑦ ᐅᖃᐅᓯᖃᕐᓂᐊᕐᒪᖔᕐᒥᒃ ᒪᓕᑦᑐᒋᑦ ᑖᒃᑯᐊ ᐱᖓᓱᑦ ᑐᙵᕕᒋᔭᐅᓂᐊᖅᑐᑦ.  ᖁᔭᒋᔭᐅᓪᓗᓂ ᑕᒪᓐᓇ ᑲᑎᒪᕕᔾᔪᐊᖅᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᐅᖃᐅᑕᐅᓂᐊᖅᑐᓂ ᐃᒻᒥᓃᕐᓂᖅ, ᑲᑎᒪᕕᔾᔪᐊᕈᑕᐅᓂᐊᖅᑐᖅ ᐃᓚᐅᖃᑕᐅᔪᓂᑦ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᖁᔭᐅᓯᒪᕗᑦ ᐋᖅᑭᒍᑎᒃᓴᐅᒐᔭᖅᑐᓂᑦ ᐃᓅᓯᕐᒥᒃ ᐃᓴᒃᓯᒪᓗᑎᑦ ᐋᖅᑭᒃᓱᐃᓗᑎᑦ, ᐃᑲᔪᖅᑐᐃᓗᑎᑦ, ᒪᑭᒪᑎᑦᑎᖃᑦᑕᕐᓗᑎᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᑲᔪᖏᖅᓴᐃᓗᑎᑦ ᐱᐅᔪᓂᑦ ᐃᓅᓯᖃᕐᓂᕐᒥᒃ; ᐃᓱᒪᒃᓴᖅᓯᐅᕈᑎᖃᕐᓗᑎᑦ, ᐋᖅᑭᒃᓱᐃᓗᑎᑦ ᖃᐅᔨᒪᔭᐅᔪᓂᑦ ᐃᓕᑉᐹᓪᓕᕐᓗᑎᓪᓗ, ᐊᔪᕈᓐᓃᕐᓗᑎᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐃᓱᒪᒋᔭᖃᕐᓂᖏᑦ ᐊᓯᔾᔨᕐᓗᑎᑦ ᑲᒪᒋᔭᐅᑦᑎᐊᕐᓂᐊᕐᒪᑦ ᐃᒻᒥᓃᖅᑕᐃᓕᒪᑎᑦᑎᒋᐊᕐᓂᕐᒥᒃ; ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐃᖅᑲᓇᐃᔭᖃᑎᒌᓪᓗᑎᑦ 500−ᖑᔪᑦ ᓂᕆᐅᒋᔭᐅᔪᑦ ᑲᑎᒪᕕᔾᔪᐊᖃᑕᐅᓂᐊᖅᑐᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐅᓂᒃᑳᕐᓂᓪᐊᖅᑐᑦ ᖃᐅᔨᓇᓱᐊᕐᓗᑎᑦ ᐱᔾᔪᑎᒋᓲᖏᑦ ᐃᒻᒥᓃᓗᐊᕐᔭᐃᓂᑉ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐃᓅᓇᓱᐊᖃᑦᑕᕐᓂᐊᕐᓂᕋᕐᓗᑎᑦ.

ᓂᕆᐅᖕᓂᖃᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᖅᑐᑦ ᑲᑎᒪᓯᓐᓈᖅᑐᑎᑦ ᐅᖃᐅᓯᖃᓗᐊᕐᓂᐊᖅᑐᑦ ᖃᓄᐃᓕᐅᕈᑕᐅᒋᐊᙵᖃᑦᑕᓲᖏᑦ, ᐃᓕᖅᑯᓯᕆᔭᐅᓲᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᖃᓄᐃᑦᑑᓲᑦ ᐃᓱᒪᑦᑎᐊᕆᖃᑦᑕᕐᓂᒃᑯᑦ, ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᒪᓕᑦᑐᑎᑦ ᓂᕆᐅᒋᔭᐅᓂᖏᑦ ᐱᐅᔪᒃᑯᑦ ᓴᖅᑭᖕᓂᖏᑦ ᖃᓄᐃᓕᐅᕈᑕᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᐃᓅᓯᕆᔭᐅᓕᖅᑐᓄᓪᓗ ᐃᓄᑉ ᐊᖅᑯᓵᓲᖏᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᓄᓇᕐᔪᐊᕐᒥᐅᑦ.

ᐃᑲᔪᖃᑎᒌᖕᓂᖅ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕈᑕᐅᓗᓂ ᑲᑎᒪᔾᔪᑕᐅᓯᓐᓈᕐᓂᖓ ᐅᖃᐅᓯᖃᓗᐊᕐᓂᐊᖅᑐᑦ ᖃᓄᐃᓕᐅᕈᑕᐅᒋᐊᙵᖃᑦᑕᓲᖏᑦ, ᐃᓕᖅᑯᓯᕆᔭᐅᓲᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᖃᓄᐃᑦᑑᓲᑦ ᐃᓱᒪᑦᑎᐊᕆᖃᑦᑕᕐᓂᒃᑯᑦ, ᐱᔭᕆᐊᑭᓪᓕᑎᑦᑎᓯᒪᔪᑦ, ᐊᒃᓱᕈᓗᐊᕐᔭᐃᑎᑦᑎᓯᒪᔪᑦ, ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᑲᔪᓯᓂᖃᑦᑎᐊᖅᑎᑦᑎᓲᑦ ᐃᒻᒥᓃᖅᑕᐃᓕᒪᓂᕐᒥᒃ.

ᒪᒥᓴᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᓯᓐᓈᑦ ᑲᑎᒪᔪᑦ ᐅᖃᐅᓯᖃᓗᐊᕐᓂᐊᖅᑐᑦ ᐋᔩᕋᕈᑎᒋᔭᐅᓲᑦ ᐊᑦᑐᖅᑕᐅᓯᒪᔪᓄᑦ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᐃᓅᓯᖃᑦᑎᐊᕋᓱᐊᓕᖅᑐᑎᑦ ᐊᒃᓱᕈᖅᑐᒻᒪᕆᐅᒐᓗᐊᖅᑐᓂ ᐃᓄᒃ ᐃᓅᓯᖃᑦᑎᐊᕋᓱᐊᓕᖅᑐᓂ ᐋᓐᓂᓗᐊᖅᑕᒥᓂᐅᓯᒪᒐᓗᐊᖅᑎᓪᓗᒍ, ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐃᓅᓯᖏᑦ ᓯᕗᓂᐊᒍᑦ ᐃᒻᒥᓃᖅᑐᖃᓚᐅᖅᑎᓐᓇᒍ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐅᓪᓗᒥᐅᔪᖅ ᐃᓅᓯᕆᓕᖅᑕᖏᑦ ᐃᓅᓯᖏᓐᓂᒃ ᐊᒃᓱᕈᕐᓇᑐᒃᑰᒻᒪᕆᒃᑲᓗᐊᖅᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ.

ᑲᑎᒪᕕᔾᔪᐊᖅᑐᖃᖅᑎᓪᓗᒍ ᐱᖓᓱᓄᑦ ᐅᓪᓗᓄᑦ ᖃᐅᑕᒫᑦ ᐊᐱᖅᓱᖅᑕᐅᔪᓐᓇᖅᑐᓂᑦ ᐃᓄᖃᕐᓂᐊᖅᑐᖅ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᕐᓗᑎᑦ ᐅᑯᓂᖓ ᐱᔾᔪᑎᓂᑦ, ᑐᕌᖓᓂᖃᖅᑐᑦ ᓂᕆᐅᖕᓂᖃᕐᓂᖅ, ᐃᑲᔪᖃᑎᒌᖕᓂᖅ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᒪᒥᓴᕐᓂᖅ ᑐᙵᕕᖏᑦ:

  1. ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᑕᐱᕇᑦ ᑲᓇᑕᒥ ᑲᓇᑕᒥ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᐃᒻᒥᓃᖅᑕᐃᓕᒪᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᖃᓄᖅᑑᕈᑎᖓ
  2. ᑲᓇᑕᒥ ᓱᓕᔪᕐᓂᐊᖅᑏᑦ ᓴᐃᓕᖃᑎᒌᓐᓂᒧᓪᓗ ᑲᒥᓴᐅᔪᑦ ᐅᓂᒃᑳᖏᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐊᑐᓕᖁᔭᖏᑦ
  3. ᑲᓇᑕᒥ ᐃᓄᐃ ᑦ ᒪᒃᑯᑦᑐᑦ ᑲᑎᒪᔨᖏᑕ ᑕᐅᑐᙳᐊᖅᑕᖏᑦ ᐅᑉᐱᕆᔭᖏᓪᓗ

ᐅᑉᐱᕆᔭᐅᒻᒪᕆᑦᑐᖅ ᑲᑎᒪᕕᔾᔪᐊᕐᓂᑉ ᐸᕐᓇᒃᑏᑦ ᑲᑎᒪᔨᖏᑦ ᑕᑯᒃᓴᐅᑎᑦᑎᓗᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᖃᖅᑐᐃᓐᓇᐅᒐᑦᑕ ᐃᒻᒥᓃᓗᐊᖅᑕᐃᓕᒪᑎᑦᑎᓂᕐᒥᒃ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐃᓅᓂᕐᒥᒃ ᓂᕈᐊᖔᕐᓗᑕ.  ᑲᔪᓯᓂᖃᑦᑎᐊᖅᑐᑦ ᖃᓄᐃᓕᐅᕈᑕᐅᓯᒪᔪᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐱᕙᓪᓕᐊᒍᑎᒋᔭᐅᓯᒪᔪᑦ ᐃᓛᓐᓂᒃᑯᑦ ᐃᓄᖕᓄᑦ ᑲᑐᔾᔨᔨᐅᔪᓄᓪᓘᓐᓃᑦ ᐃᑲᔪᕐᓂᖃᓲᖑᒐᓗᐊᖅᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ, ᐃᓄᒃ ᐊᑕᐅᓯᖅ, ᑲᑐᔾᔨᔨᐅᔪᖅ ᑲᑐᔾᔨᖃᑎᒌᖑᔪᕐᓘᓐᓃᑦ ᑲᒪᒋᔭᖃᕈᓐᓇᙱᑦᑐᖅ ᐃᒻᒥᓃᓗᐊᕐᔭᐃᑎᑦᑎᓂᕐᒥᒃ ᐃᓛᒃᑰᕐᓗᑎᑦ.  ᑭᒃᑯᓕᒫᓄᑦ ᑲᒪᒋᔭᐅᔭᕆᐊᓕᒃ ᑕᒪᓐᓇ.

C.A.S.P. 2016 ᓂᕆᐅᖕᓂᖃᕐᓂᖅ, ᐃᑲᔪᖃᑎᒌᖕᓂᖅ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᒪᒥᓴᕐᓂᖅ ᐱᕕᒃᓴᑦᑎᐊᕙᐅᕗᖅ ᐃᓚᐅᖃᑕᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐅᓂᒃᑳᖅᑎᓄᑦ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᕐᓗᑎᑦ, ᑲᑐᔾᔨᓗᑎᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐋᖅᑭᒃᓱᐃᓗᑎᑦ ᖃᐅᔨᒪᔭᒥᓂᑦ, ᐊᔪᙱᑕᒥᓂᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐃᓱᒪᒋᔭᖏᑦ ᐃᓕᑕᐅᔪᓐᓇᖅᑐᑎᑦ ᐃᒻᒥᓃᖅᑕᐃᓕᒪᓂᕐᒧᑦ.

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