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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. Alberta Lawyers’ Assistance Society was the group winner of the Buddy Up Challenge and individual participants won prizes as well.

 

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

Pictured: Buddy Up Challenge winners Alberta Lawyers’ Assistance Society won a free safeTALK: suicide alertness for everyone workshop

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

 

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.
Mental Health Society of Greater Victoria (MHS)
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Phoenix Indoor Range & Gun Shop
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Savage_Logo
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VViT Logo
Act Now Corporation
Airdrie Dads
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Community Actions for Health & Well-Being (CAHWB)
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Foster Creek Social Club
Healthy Brandon NO web logo
HOPE north
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Innovative Resources & Project Management
Johnny Z Healthy Minds Fund Full_Logo
Lake Kelso custom Knives
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West-Hillhurst-Community-Association@3x
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SE-Alberta-Regional-Suicide-Prevention-Council@3x
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I-Got-Mind@3x
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CUE@3x
HeadsUpGuys@3x
Leopolds-Tavern@3x
CSV-Midstream-Solutions@3x
CMHA@3x
Campus-Alberta-Neuroscience@3x
BTA@3x
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Waterloo
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Canadian-Wire-Wizards@3x
CCSMH@3x
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Alberta-Utilities-Commission@3x
West Hillhurst Community Association@3x
Volker Stevin@3x
Viewpoint Investment Partners@3x
Halton Suicide Prevention Coalition
Heritage Royalty
Journey to Hope Moose Jaw Inc
Westman Mental Wellness & Suicide Prevention Association
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Canadian Mortgage Professionals
CMHA Brant-Haldimand-Norfolk
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Drug Rehab Services
Ecalibrate Therapeutic Services
EMCO Corporation
FCSS - Consort and district
Fredericton Suicide Prevention Committee
Good Life Collective
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Pattison@3x
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Cator & District Family and Community Support Services
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Surerus Murphy Joint Venture
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Murray Oilfield Services Ltd
Lumino
Hanna & District Chamber of Commerce
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Sqwitch power
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The Coordinated Suicide Prevention Program
SAIT
Hanna Learning Centre
Farm Credit Canada Financement Agricole Canada
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Sun Life
Stuart Olson
Peerspective Consulting
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New Grande Prairie Logo
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The Do More Agriculture Foundation
The Fellowship
Town of Hanna FCSS
Veterans Association Food Bank
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Alexandra Centre Society
City of St. Albert
CMHA - Wood Buffalo
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CMHA-Manitoba
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Hope-Learning-Centre-Logo
Lethbridge Family Services
Nursing Students’ Association University of Lethbridge
Talent Pool
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Icon Surveys Group Inc.
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Modern Steak

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!