Embracing life northern symposium presentation sept 19 2013 final
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Presentation done at the Northern Symposium for Safer & Healthier Communities 2013, held in Prince Albert, SK. This presentation served to showcase the Embracing Life initiative, and the Embracing......

Presentation done at the Northern Symposium for Safer & Healthier Communities 2013, held in Prince Albert, SK. This presentation served to showcase the Embracing Life initiative, and the Embracing Life workshop also held in Prince Albert, SK.

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  • 1. October 29 and 30, 2013 E.A. Rawlinson Centre for the Arts in Prince Albert
  • 2. How Embracing Life was developed The need for continued ACTION
  • 3. What is Embracing Life?  2-day North-wide action based workshop  A starting point to develop action items to address suicide in every community in the north  Community specific action items based on available resources  Platform to provide input & plan action steps for addressing suicide in the areas of health promotion, suicide prevention, intervention and post-vention  Comprehensive & cross-disciplinary
  • 4. Who’s Involved? The Embracing Life Committee is composed of representatives from: First Nations University of Canada Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations Health Canada Keewatin Yatthe Health Region Mamawetan Churchill River Health Region Metis Nation – Saskatchewan Ministry of Government Relations Ministry of Justice New North SANC Services Inc. Northern Human Services Partnership Northern Inter-Tribal Health Authority Northern Lights School Division Population Health Unit Prince Albert Grand Council
  • 5. How Will Embracing Life Be Effective?  Background information collected  Best practices, programs, gaps, resources, training  Presentations meant to provide thorough information for participants  Builds on work that has been done previously  Opportunity for ALL participants to provide feedback & input on: priorities, action items, gaps  Break out sessions planned to obtain input from front line staff, community members, Elders, youth, agencies, organizations, etc.
  • 6. Why is this Important?  We all have a role to play in suicide prevention  Need for ownership & commitment  Building on our strengths  Establishing North-wide supports  A call to action to address suicide  It is each of our responsibility to contribute  We need to work together
  • 7. Event Details October 29 – 30, 2013  Registration opens at 8:00am  Day 1: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm  Day 2: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm  Lunch provided E.A. Rawlinson Centre for the Arts Prince Albert, Saskatchewan Registration: www.newnorthsask.ca
  • 8. Questions, Comments?