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About us

Who We Are

Roots of Hope is a multi-site, community-led project that represents the first “made in Canada” suicide prevention model.

The project focuses on building hope by increasing the ability of people from all walks of life, to start conversations about suicide, and by equipping them to be part of the solution, in our community. The goal of the Roots of Hope project is to provide individuals, and communities, with the tools they need to take on roles, small or large, in suicide prevention (before suicidal thoughts or actions occur), intervention (after suicidal thoughts or actions occur), and postvention (support after a suicide attempt or death occurs). The Roots of Hope project has the flexibility to tailor the made-in-Canada suicide prevention model, developed by the Mental Health Commission of Canada,  to suit the needs of the communities we serve.

Learn why there is a Roots of Hope Project in Meadow Lake:

Communities We Serve
Big Island Lake Cree Nation (BILCN)
Flying Dust First Nation(FDFN)
Green Lake
Island Lake First Nation (Ministikwan) (ILFN)
Loon Lake
Makwa Sahgaiehcan First Nation (MSFN)
Meadow lake
Rapid View
St Walburg
Waterhen Lake First Nation (WHFN)
* surrounding Rural Municipalities
** Inquiries from other communities are welcome.
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How Can I Get Involved?

Want to get involved?

Our Roots of Hope Advisory Committee provides guidance to the Roots of Hope community coordinator using the personal, and professional, perspectives of committee members. Committee members may contribute knowledge gained from lived experience with suicide loss, of having made a suicide attempt, and/or from their professional experience and knowledge

Contact us today to get a copy of our Terms of Reference and more details about the role.

Get Involved in Suicide Prevention Work

Take training in suicide intervention.

When community and family members know how to recognize when someone is in distress, how to start these conversations, and recognize when to get additional help, this makes all the difference in outcomes for people experiencing mental health distress. Potential trainings you can take include:

  • Mental Health First Aid
  • Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)
  • Living Works Start Training
  • Living Works Faith

Download the Embracing Life Suicide Prevention App

Available for free from Apple Store or Google Play, the app provides you with handy access to tools to help yourself or someone else, and is suitable for both youth and adults.


Be a good listener, an advocate, and a kind voice whenever possible to encourage others to reach out for support.

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Our team

Roots of Hope
Advisory Committee

Cary Wolff

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Lily Corkery

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Niko Tremblay

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Fredrick Greenfelder

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Evans Larson

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Makenna Harber

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Delores Fadel

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Our Community

We center community involvement and take feedback from our community very seriously. Looking to the community for expertise and knowledge is how we can continue to build capacity and understanding around suicide prevention, intervention and post-vention.

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We’re here to help.

Whether you’re seeking more information about what we do or looking for more resources for yourself or a loved one, reach out to us today.