WISPC 2024

*the conference is now being held in 2024*


      Now closed and 2023 location announced, connect to social media pages for more details

Host the World Indigenous Suicide Prevention Conference 2023

Description of event:

The World Indigenous Suicide Prevention Conference (WISPC) International Advisory Committee and the First Nations Health and Social Secretariat of Manitoba (FNHSSM) are seeking a host for the next WISPC to be held in 2023.

The first WISPC was held in Rotorua, Aotearoa- New Zealand, then in Perth, Australia and from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada virtually. The event looks at strengths-based approaches to suicide prevention and focuses on:

  • Protective factors through building identity, resilience and culture;
  • Ways of preventing suicide reducing risks;
  • Sharing stories and knowledge; and
  • Showcasing wise practices on the spectrum forum of prevention and intervention encompassed by culture and Indigenous knowledge.


Information Requested:

In an MS Word document please include the following information.

  • Contact Name
  • Organization Name
  • Mailing address
  • Country
  • Phone number
  • Fax number
  • E-mail of designated point of contact.


In the proposal please include:

  • Proposed location;
  • Proposed Venue (is it close to various accommodations);
  • Theme and streams of conference;
  • Keynote ideas;
  • Plan on agenda, i.e. will it be Call for Submission and how it will be structured.
  • Structure for International Advisory Committee and Local Planning Committee.
  • Plan to incorporate culture, Youth, Members from 2SLGBTQQIA+ community and Knowledge Keepers/Elders.
  • Other plans associated with the event- i.e. entertainment, self-care, welcoming ceremony, closing ceremony, networking event.
  • Budget along with plan for sources of financial support for conference.


Submission Process:

The IAC and FNHSSM will review the submissions and will contact interested parties for further discussion.

Contact Information


WISPC- First Nations Health and Social Secretariat of Manitoba
Unit 74-630 Kernaghan Avenue
Winnipeg Manitoba R2C 5G1

Phone: 204-942-9400
Fax: 204-946-9761