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In June 2021, Centre for Suicide Prevention, along with our Champions, raised awareness for the issue of men’s suicide across Canada by posting on social media, bringing the message to groups and organizations, and having authentic conversations.

We hope you’ll join us for Buddy Up month in June 2022!

 

Buddy up all year round

Buddying Up doesn’t need to stop just because campaign month is over. The Buddy Up campaign can be used all year round to promote suicide prevention. We will be reaching out throughout the year to give updates about Buddy Up activities and even new persona and resource releases.

Send us an email if you’re interested in keeping the momentum going and expanding Buddy Up in your community and would like to collaborate!

Thank you to our sponsors!

Thank you to all of the funders of the Buddy Up campaign and to lead funder Viewpoint Foundation.

2021 Campaign Winners

Volker Stevin Contracting Ltd. are the winners of this year’s Buddy Up trophy! Learn more about how Volker Stevin is promoting Buddy Up and suicide prevention throughout their company by checking out this video. We also drew names and gave prizes to participants of the Buddy Up Challenge!

 

Pictured: Mike Principalli, Volker Stevin, with Akash Asif, Centre for Suicide Prevention.

Campaign highlights

  • 433 Champions (300% increase from 2020 with ~100 Champions!)
  • 31,700+ Campaign materials distributed (3x more than in 2020!)
  • 10,566 engagements on social
Media coverage

Dads of York Region creates online community of emotional support and cheesy jokesNewmarket Today

Men in Fort McMurray asked to ‘Buddy Up’ for suicide preventionCBC

How to support men’s mental healthDismantling the High Performance Narrative Podcast

Canadian Mental Health Association Wood Buffalo wants you to ‘Buddy Up’MyMcMurray

2021 Advisory Committee members

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!

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 were Buddy Up 2021 Champions.
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Viewpoint-Investment-Partners@3x
CMHA Brant-Haldimand-Norfolk
CUE@3x
CMHA-NB
West-Hillhurst-Community-Association@3x
Stuart Olson
HOPE north
CCSMH@3x
CMHA@3x
FCSS-Logo-Colour
Community Actions for Health & Well-Being (CAHWB)
Veterans Association Food Bank
Healthy Brandon NO web logo
Viewpoint Investment Partners@3x
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RainforestLogo-5
Suicide-Awareness-Council-Logo-002
COUGAR-LOGO-Yellow
Wild-Rose-Brewery@3x
Man-Up-for-Mental-Health@3x
2013_Silvacom_Logo_Horizontal_GRAD_BLACK
Mysterious-Barricades@3x
Icon Surveys Group Inc.
MOMENTUM-LOGO-1
Johnny Z Healthy Minds Fund Full_Logo
Assist logo update-FINAL
CMHA_AB_ENG_logo_4C_pos_tagline
Nursing Students’ Association University of Lethbridge
FORTISAB_blue-yellow_RGB_sm
Drug Rehab Services
NGLF_logo
Annex-Ale-Project@3x
CMHA_AB_Calgary
Phoenix Indoor Range & Gun Shop
Airdrie Dads
Modern Steak
Alberta-Utilities-Commission@3x
The Coordinated Suicide Prevention Program
Sqwitch power
Next-Gen-Men@3x
Heritage Royalty
MenzLeague
FCSS-Logotransparent
Mental Health Society of Greater Victoria (MHS)
Schlum_logo_blue
SPIN@3x
bonanza logo color (002)
Resource-Centre-for-Suicide-Prevention@3x
ENX_Logo_BLACK
Volker Stevin@3x
Hope-Learning-Centre-Logo
Foster Creek Social Club
Fredericton Suicide Prevention Committee
Merit-Contractors-Association-Stacked-Colour-Logo
GWP-Logo1
UofA-Neuroscience-and-Mental-Health@3x
Town of Hanna FCSS
TeamAlexPatch-2
Journey to Hope Moose Jaw Inc
The Do More Agriculture Foundation
West Hillhurst Community Association@3x
New Grande Prairie Logo
Light-Speed-Logo-2608x808px
Shoebox@3x
Talent Pool
CMHA-Manitoba
Sun Life
Canadian Mortgage Professionals
SE-Alberta-Regional-Suicide-Prevention-Council@3x
CSV-Midstream-Solutions@3x
Pattison@3x
ABBeefProducers-RGB
I-Got-Mind@3x
WSPN Logo jpeg
VViT Logo
EMCO Corporation
HeadsUpGuys@3x
XhAle-Collective@3x
Poeta_Horz_Color
BTA@3x
Hanna & District Chamber of Commerce
Prostate-Cancer-Centre@3x
FCSS - Consort and district
City of St. Albert
NHR-Color-Logo-no-background-Vertical
2020-FCSS-Stettler
ican-logo-small
CMHA - Wood Buffalo
Souper-Spudz@3x
Surerus Murphy Joint Venture
Digging-in-the-Dirt@3x
Boston-Pizza@3x
Savage_Logo
Canadian-Wire-Wizards@3x
BVC_logo_737x261
Leopolds-Tavern@3x
GTFO
Lake Kelso custom Knives
Campus-Alberta-Neuroscience@3x
Murray Oilfield Services Ltd
OBE_PMS.aus
UA-COLOUR
FIRST-logo-final-2x2
CMHA_SK-TM-logo
Alexandra Centre Society
HORIZONSD-blue
Lethbridge Family Services
Mental-Health-Foundation@3x
Farm Credit Canada Financement Agricole Canada
Act Now Corporation
Hanna Learning Centre
Peerspective Consulting
Lumino
Halton Suicide Prevention Coalition
Waterloo
Black-Box@3x
Precede-Occupational-Health-Services@3x
The Fellowship
Westman Mental Wellness & Suicide Prevention Association
NAIT_RGB
SAIT
Cator & District Family and Community Support Services
Ecalibrate Therapeutic Services
Volker-Stevin@3x
Family-Community-Support-Services-FCSS-Peace-River@3x
Innovative Resources & Project Management
Mens-Health-Research-UBC@3x
ARHCA-LOGO
Tackle-It@3x
Good Life Collective

Become a Champion

Champions support their friends, stay informed, have fun and help spread the word. And during our yearly campaign, participating groups can win a prize!