Federal Framework for Suicide Prevention Act

An Act respecting a Federal Framework for Suicide Prevention

This bill was last introduced in the 41st Parliament, 1st Session, which ended in September 2013.


Harold Albrecht  Conservative

Introduced as a private member’s bill.


This bill has received Royal Assent and is now law.


This is from the published bill. The Library of Parliament often publishes better independent summaries.

This enactment establishes a requirement for the Government of Canada to develop a federal framework for suicide prevention in consultation with relevant non-governmental organizations, the relevant entity in each province and territory, as well as with relevant federal departments.


All sorts of information on this bill is available at LEGISinfo, provided by the Library of Parliament. You can also read the full text of the bill.


Feb. 15, 2012 Passed That the Bill be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Health.

Health Committee, on March 6, 2012

  • David Goldbloom, Vice-Chair, Board of Directors, Mental Health Commission of Canada
  • Tana Nash, Coordinator, Waterloo Region Suicide Prevention Council
  • Mary Bartram, Director, Mental Health Strategy, Mental Health Commission of Canada
  • Janice Burke, Senior Director, Strategic Policy Integration, Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Rakesh Jetly, Mental Health Advisor, Directorate of Mental Health, Department of National Defence
  • Marla Israel, Acting Director General, Centre for Health Promotion, Public Health Agency of Canada
  • Jennifer Wheatley, Director General, Mental Health, Correctional Service of Canada
  • Suzanne Bailey, National Practice Leader, Social Work and Mental Health Training, Department of National Defence
  • Kathy Langlois, Director General, Community Programs Directorate, First Nations and Inuit Health Branch, Department of Health

Health Committee, on March 8, 2012

  • Dammy Damstrom-Albach, President, Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention
  • Jennifer Fodden, Executive Director, Lesbian Gay Bi Trans Youth Line
  • Denise Batters, As an Individual
  • Brian Mishara, Director, Centre for Research and Intervention on Suicide and Euthanasia, Université du Québec à Montréal, As an Individual
  • Marnin Heisel, Associate Professor and Research Scientist, Department of Psychiatry and Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Western Ontario
  • Clerk of the Committee, Mrs. Mariane Beaudin

Health Committee, on March 15, 2012