Reports on Roots of Hope Research Project
Roots of Hope is a national multiprovincial initiative that seeks to reduce the impact of suicide on local communities through community-driven evidence-based suicide prevention interventions. This demonstration project is being implemented in Saskatchewan in response to growing concern about suicide particularly in northern communities. The project is sponsored by the Mental Health Commission of Canada and administered by the Saskatchewan Health Authority with support from the Ministry of Health.
SHA Research Scientist Dr. Hazel Williams-Roberts served as the project evaluator and worksedclosely with the coordinators in each site as well as the community advisory committees. The Coordinator in La Ronge is Cathy Wheaton and Anne Duriez in Meadow Lake. Researchers worked closely with program managers and national principal investigators at the MHCC as well as the local Ministry of Health.
For more information on the project, see the reports below.