CASP Conference 2017 Program Overview

September 11, 2017: Evening Program

Jazz Bistro, 251 Victoria Street, Toronto ON

6:00 – 7:00 pm

Silent Auction & Cash Bar

7:00 – 8:30 pm


8:45 pm

Abridged production of Shelley Marshall’s “Hold Mommy’s Cigarette”

September 12, 2017: Day Program

Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, 209 Victoria Street, Toronto ON

 8:45 – 9:30 am


9:30 – 9:40 am

Welcoming Remarks

9:40 – 11:15 am

Opening Panel Presentations and Q&A

Dr. Ron Holden, Dr. Janet Parsons, Linda Monteith Gardiner, Isabel Fryszberg, Nancy Moreau Battaglia

11:15 – 11:30 am


11:30 am – 12:30 pm


Workshop 1

Keep the conversation going for mental health with #ConvoPlate
Brian Hansell

Workshop 2

Promoting a Way of Life to Prevent Premature Death – Ojibway First Nations (Anishnawbe) Healing Practices
John Rice

Workshop 3

Shine A Light into the Dark: Lantern Making for Suicide Hope, Help and Healing
Shannon Hecker, Laurie Hordesky, Nikki Weber, Capreece Bowers, Connie Pasutto

12:30 – 1:30 pm

Survivor Memorial and Lunch

1:30 – 3:00 pm


Symposium 1: The imagi’NATION Collective will showcase their work and research to gain exposure and support from the CASP community to move forward with outreach.

Aboriginal Suicide Prevention: NOW
Caroline Hart, Jenifer Brousseau, Madelaine McCallum, Lu Ripley, Benjamin Ironstand, Erin Goodpipe

Youth For Change: Wellness Workshop
Madelaine McCallum

Addressing Suicide in Aboriginal Communities Beginning With Healing Through the Arts
Jenifer Brousseau

Symposium 2: Presenters in this symposium will speak to the benefits of storytelling, photography and music in healing.

Still Here: Sparking conversations about suicide prevention in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer community
Olivier Ferlatte

Stories Like Crazy – Podcast
Lori Lane-Murphy, Adrianna Prosser

Breaking Down Mysterious Barricades: Talking about suicide through music to promote awareness and healing
Kimberly Barber

3:00 – 3:15 pm


3:15 – 4:15 pm


Workshop 1

The benefits of arts-based mindfulness group work for marginalized youth: Knowledge mobilization focused on influencing helping practices and policies to be creative and strengths-based
Diana Coholic, Mary Jago, Patricia Grynspan

Workshop 2

Tools for Transformation: Drawing and Writing through Grief
Deborah Krogan, Robin Macdonald

Workshop 3

How To Introduce Art Therapy to a Person Experiencing Suicidal Ideation
Jerry Stochansky

4:15 – 4:45 pm

Open Mic

Self-Report Projective Art Therapy Assessments: A New Approach for Detecting Suicidality and its Psychological Risk Factors
Mayson Edell

My Life Matters: Suicide Prevention using art-based activities
Elisa Brewer-Singh

Art Interventions: Clinical Translations for Suicide in the South Asian Population
Suman Banik

4:45 – 5:15 pm

Closing Panel

September 12, 2017: Evening Program

Miles Nadal JCC, 750 Spadina Avenue, Toronto ON

6:30 pm

Exclusive screening of The S Word

This new documentary by Lisa Klein shatters the silence around suicide and reveals a movement of survivors, artists and activists fighting to change how we deal with our ultimate taboo.
Doors at 6:30pm, screening at 7:00pm. Presented by CASP, ASR and MNjcc with support from Pfizer