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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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Mental Health Society of Greater Victoria (MHS)
Good Life Collective
Lethbridge Family Services
Alexandra Centre Society
New Grande Prairie Logo
CMHA - Wood Buffalo
Farm Credit Canada Financement Agricole Canada
Lake Kelso custom Knives
Halton Suicide Prevention Coalition
Town of Hanna FCSS
Airdrie Dads
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Tackle-It@3x
SAIT
Hope-Learning-Centre-Logo
Souper-Spudz@3x
The Fellowship
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Canadian Mortgage Professionals
Next-Gen-Men@3x
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City of St. Albert
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Volker Stevin@3x
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Phoenix Indoor Range & Gun Shop
Resource-Centre-for-Suicide-Prevention@3x
Fredericton Suicide Prevention Committee
Murray Oilfield Services Ltd
CMHA-NB
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CMHA-Manitoba
Peerspective Consulting
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Viewpoint Investment Partners@3x
Leopolds-Tavern@3x
FCSS - Consort and district
Pattison@3x
Surerus Murphy Joint Venture
Mysterious-Barricades@3x
West Hillhurst Community Association@3x
VViT Logo
Westman Mental Wellness & Suicide Prevention Association
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Waterloo
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SPIN@3x
Volker-Stevin@3x
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The Coordinated Suicide Prevention Program
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Journey to Hope Moose Jaw Inc
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HOPE north
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Mens-Health-Research-UBC@3x
Black-Box@3x
CMHA@3x
Johnny Z Healthy Minds Fund Full_Logo
The Do More Agriculture Foundation
Modern Steak
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ARHCA-LOGO
West-Hillhurst-Community-Association@3x
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Precede-Occupational-Health-Services@3x
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Icon Surveys Group Inc.
Heritage Royalty
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Act Now Corporation
Community Actions for Health & Well-Being (CAHWB)
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BTA@3x
Annex-Ale-Project@3x
Viewpoint-Investment-Partners@3x
Innovative Resources & Project Management
CUE@3x
MenzLeague
ENX_Logo_BLACK
Alberta-Utilities-Commission@3x
Suicide-Awareness-Council-Logo-002
EMCO Corporation
Hanna & District Chamber of Commerce
Hanna Learning Centre
CMHA Brant-Haldimand-Norfolk
Stuart Olson
Foster Creek Social Club
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Lumino
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Man-Up-for-Mental-Health@3x
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Prostate-Cancer-Centre@3x
Drug Rehab Services
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I-Got-Mind@3x
Sqwitch power
Cator & District Family and Community Support Services
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Healthy Brandon NO web logo
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Nursing Students’ Association University of Lethbridge
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Sun Life
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Talent Pool
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Boston-Pizza@3x
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GTFO
Veterans Association Food Bank
Mental-Health-Foundation@3x
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Ecalibrate Therapeutic Services

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!