2020

World Indigenous Suicide Prevention Conference

Come join us in the Heart of Turtle Island in Treaty 1 Territory!

World Indigenous Suicide Prevention Conference 2020 Date Change.

Our organization, First Nations Health and Social Secretariat of Manitoba and our International Advisory Committee have been monitoring the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic and considering the implications on the upcoming World Indigenous Suicide Prevention Centre 2020.

Our priority is the health and safety of our attendees. Many of our communities and organizations regionally and nationally have put travel bans in place until further notice which limits future travel plans.

To support communities in their initiated travel bans and to prevent the spread of COVID-19, it was decided that we will push the conference back until May 2021. We sincerely apologize in advance for any inconvenience and appreciate your understanding.

Our decision was not made lightly, it was based on ensuring the health and wellbeing of our communities during this time.

Once a date has been set, it will be posted here and on our social media.

For more information, please contact wispc@fnhssm.com

The Conference.

The First Nations Health and Social Secretariat of Manitoba (FNHSSM) is honoured to host the World Indigenous Suicide Prevention Conference from August 25-27, 2020 in the heart of Turtle Island- Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada in Treaty 1 territory.

At least 500 people from Aotearoa- New Zealand, Australia, Hawaii and the Americas are expected to attend the conference.

Winnipeg is:

  • The centre of North America;
  • Home to the largest Indigenous (First Nations, Inuit, Metis) population in an urban setting
    in Canada; and
  • Easily accessible through different travel routes.

The First Nations Health and Social Secretariat would like to acknowledge our Lead Sponsors:

The theme is “Strength in our Communities” and will focus on:

  • Protective factors through building identity, resilience and culture;
  • Ways of preventing suicide reducing risks; and
  • Showcasing wise practices on the spectrum forum of prevention and intervention encompassed by culture and Indigenous knowledge.

Call for Stories & Knowledge.

World Indigenous Suicide Prevention Conference
August 25-27, 2020
@ RBC Convention Centre
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

The conference theme is:

Strength in our Communities