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Join us and our Champions as we raise awareness for the issue of men’s suicide across Canada by posting on social media, bringing the message to your group or organization, and having authentic conversations.

Join the Buddy Up Challenge

Throughout June, we encourage you to complete activities that promote mental well being and drive connection with others! Keep track of the activities you’ve completed and at the end of June, submit your activities and you’ll be entered to win prizes!

 

Weekly Challenge

Every Friday, starting on May 28 through to June 18, we’ll announce the Weekly Challenge. Sign up to become a Champion to get email and text reminders!

Get the activity card

All of the Buddy Up Challenge activities are on the activity card. There are 16 activities to complete, as well as 4 weekly challenge activities.

Submit your activities

Submit the activities you as an individual have completed from June 1-30, 2021 for a chance to win prizes!

Challenge prizes

What would a Challenge be without prizes? We’ve got some great prizes lined up, including:

  • Five $100 Amazon gift cards
  • Three $250 Amazon gift cards
  • Two $500 Amazon gift cards (All prices in CAD)
Share on social

We’d love to see your progress – share your activities on social using the hashtag #BuddyUp. Follow us on social at @cspyyc to see what others are doing, too!

More details
  • You can complete the activities, including the Weekly Activities, in any order you’d like.
  • Activities must be completed by June 30, 2021 and submitted on buddyup.ca/challenge by July 9. You’ll also receive an email with a link to the submission form.
  • Activities can be completed virtually or in-person. Please follow any public health guidelines and be safe!

Everyone is welcome to participate! Buddy Up is a men’s suicide prevention campaign but we all have a role to play in suicide prevention.

For men, by men

This campaign continues to be informed by an advisory committee and vetted by all-male focus groups.

Thank you to our focus group and advisory committee members for informing our campaign this year and supporting men’s suicide prevention!

2021 Advisory Committee members

Daniel Clarke, Brady Edwards, Andrea Gordon, John Gulak, James Jensen, Tim Loblaw, Michael McGovern, Michael Mee, Stacey Meyer, Lori Millington, Brad Napper, Christina Owczarek, Mike Principalli, Andrea Stempien, and Andrew Sullivan.

Buddy Up 2021 Champions

Here are some organizations who are Championing Buddy Up in 2021.
And the list keeps growing!
CUE@3x
Lumino
The Coordinated Suicide Prevention Program
CMHA-Manitoba
Journey to Hope Moose Jaw Inc
Mens-Health-Research-UBC@3x
The Do More Agriculture Foundation
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Community Actions for Health & Well-Being (CAHWB)
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CCSMH@3x
New Grande Prairie Logo
Airdrie Dads
Hanna & District Chamber of Commerce
Hope-Learning-Centre-Logo
GTFO
West-Hillhurst-Community-Association@3x
BTA@3x
CMHA_SK-TM-logo
ARHCA-LOGO
SAIT
Nursing Students’ Association University of Lethbridge
MenzLeague
Merit-Contractors-Association-Stacked-Colour-Logo
Savage_Logo
Black-Box@3x
Act Now Corporation
Veterans Association Food Bank
Shoebox@3x
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Wild-Rose-Brewery@3x
Lethbridge Family Services
UofA-Neuroscience-and-Mental-Health@3x
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Precede-Occupational-Health-Services@3x
Campus-Alberta-Neuroscience@3x
CMHA_AB_Calgary
Mysterious-Barricades@3x
2020-FCSS-Stettler
TeamAlexPatch-2
Foster Creek Social Club
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Pattison@3x
CMHA - Wood Buffalo
Heritage Royalty
Alberta-Utilities-Commission@3x
Good Life Collective
NHR-Color-Logo-no-background-Vertical
FCSS - Consort and district
Assist logo update-FINAL
Healthy Brandon NO web logo
Lake Kelso custom Knives
Murray Oilfield Services Ltd
CSV-Midstream-Solutions@3x
SE-Alberta-Regional-Suicide-Prevention-Council@3x
Stuart Olson
Ecalibrate Therapeutic Services
I-Got-Mind@3x
Farm Credit Canada Financement Agricole Canada
HeadsUpGuys@3x
FIRST-logo-final-2x2
FCSS-Logo-Colour
Leopolds-Tavern@3x
Waterloo
UA-COLOUR
SPIN@3x
Talent Pool
West Hillhurst Community Association@3x
Halton Suicide Prevention Coalition
Digging-in-the-Dirt@3x
Viewpoint-Investment-Partners@3x
Volker Stevin@3x
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HOPE north
VViT Logo
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Viewpoint Investment Partners@3x
Schlum_logo_blue
EMCO Corporation
Sqwitch power
Alexandra Centre Society
Boston-Pizza@3x
Hanna Learning Centre
Tackle-It@3x
Sun Life
Canadian-Wire-Wizards@3x
NAIT_RGB
CMHA@3x
Town of Hanna FCSS
Surerus Murphy Joint Venture
ENX_Logo_BLACK
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Fredericton Suicide Prevention Committee
Mental-Health-Foundation@3x
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Next-Gen-Men@3x
Hotchkiss-Brain-Institute@3x
Man-Up-for-Mental-Health@3x
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Annex-Ale-Project@3x
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Canadian Mortgage Professionals
CMHA Brant-Haldimand-Norfolk
Phoenix Indoor Range & Gun Shop
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Westman Mental Wellness & Suicide Prevention Association
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XhAle-Collective@3x
Resource-Centre-for-Suicide-Prevention@3x
Souper-Spudz@3x
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Mental Health Society of Greater Victoria (MHS)
Innovative Resources & Project Management
City of St. Albert
The Fellowship
Volker-Stevin@3x
Peerspective Consulting
Johnny Z Healthy Minds Fund Full_Logo
Cator & District Family and Community Support Services
Prostate-Cancer-Centre@3x
Family-Community-Support-Services-FCSS-Peace-River@3x
Drug Rehab Services
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Become a Champion

Sign up to become a Champion to be the first to get details on the Buddy Up June 2021 Challenge to increase awareness, check in on buddies, and be entered to win great prizes!!