Thank you to everyone who participated in raising awareness for suicide prevention!
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!
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.
433 Champions (300% increase from 2020 with ~100 Champions!)
31,700+ Campaign materials distributed (3x more than in 2020!)
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.
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!