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Gatekeeper training for
suicide prevention

Training for organizations wishing to implement a suicide prevention program

Who is this training for?

This training is intended for various organizations (community, corporate, schools and others) wishing to set up a network of sentinels in their specific environment. They also commit to setting up a support structure.

More specifically…

Gatekeeper training is designed for people who :

  • Are over 18 years of age
  • Make a voluntary commitment
  • Are not professionally responsible for working with the target clientele
  • Are likely to come to the aid of a suicidal person by virtue of their work, their voluntary activities (in a social club, for example), or the place they occupy in their environment or community (such as animation teams).
  • Are recognized for their listening skills.

Duration: 7 hours

Prerequisite: please refer to the “terms and conditions” section of this course

Training objectives

At the end of this training, the gatekeeper will be able to :

Possible variations

This training has been adapted for several clienteles. A discussion with a member of our training team will allow you to determine the most suitable variation for your team:

  • Elderly people
  • Agricultural sector
  • Veterinarian

Terms and conditions

Prior to your training session, the SPCM training team will help you :

  • Determine a selection process for volunteer gatekeeper
  • Identify your community’s designated person
    • The SPCM can act as a designated caseworker if you do not have a person trained in Intervening with the suicidal person using best practices in your environment. This role will be carried out by an caseworker via the 1-866-APPELLE (277-3553) telephone line.
  • This training is offered to a closed group from the same organization.
  • A minimum of 6 and a maximum of 12 participants per training group
  • A certificate of attendance is awarded for completion of the entire course.


Our rates vary depending on the type of organization and the type of group.

Rate for on-site group

  • Price : 1245$
    • $2,5 materials fee per participant
  • Preferential pricing for community groups : 735$
    • $2,5 materials fee per participant

Rate for videoconference group

  • Price : 1200$
    • $10 materials fee per participant
  • Preferential pricing for community groups : 690$
    • $10 materials fee per participant

Rates are indicative and subject to change.