What is #308conversations?

#308conversations is a grassroots campaign spearheaded by the Mental Health Commission of Canada that invites each of Canada’s 308 Members of Parliament (MPs) to lead a conversation in their ridings about suicide prevention. Read the media release


Why #308conversations?             

More tools for suicide prevention are needed. #308conversations is designed to include Canadians from coast to coast to coast in a national dialogue about suicide prevention.


Who is part of #308conversations?

Everyone who wants to be. Raising the profile of mental health issues and encouraging public discussion on suicide prevention awareness is a shared responsibility for all Canadians and across all orders of government.


Where will #308conversations take place?

In every riding across Canada. The goal of #308conversations is to have at least one MP-sponsored community meeting take place in each of the 308 ridings across the country.


When will #308conversations take place?

Between mid-May and August 2014. The parliamentary launch of #308conversations will take place during Mental Health Week. Following the launch, MPs will convene community conversations between May and August 2014. Drawing on the input from the #308conversations, the Mental Health Commission of Canada will release the community model on suicide prevention in the fall of 2014.