The Suicide Awareness Council of Wellington Dufferin

Helping reduce suicide and its impact on our community

Since 1998, the Suicide Awareness Council of Wellington-Dufferin has provided leadership, education and advocacy within our communities. The Council's belief is that together we can make a difference in the reduction of suicidal behaviours and that we are all empowered to participate in building suicide safer communities. This means showing compassion for those in distress, offering support for those bereaved by suicide, and by promoting the mental health and wellness of all its citizens. Suicide prevention is a shared responsibility where every person has the potential to make a difference and save a life. A suicide safer community believes that everyone has the right to a future with hope and possibilities.
The Council provides leadership and advocacy in our communities to decrease suicide behaviour, promote hope, and improve services and supports.
Helping reduce suicide and its impact on our communities across Wellington & Dufferin counties.

Commitment - We believe that individuals and communities can make a difference.
Inclusivity - We embrace and celebrate diversity and uniqueness across the age span.
Community - A well informed, compassionate, actively engaged community is the foundation necessary to decrease suicide behavior and its impact.
Hope and Resiliency - Resilience is learned through promoting strengths, abilities and possibilities.
Trust and Respect - Building relationships of trust and respect is fundamental to our purpose.
The Suicide Awareness Council of Wellington-Dufferin aims to promote collaboration and knowledge sharing as well as strengthening partnerships that further common goals. The Council's membership is voluntary and diverse. It includes community/professional organizations, interested individuals of all ages (including family, friends and individuals affected by suicide), mental health resources, grief/bereavement supports, schools, and self-help groups throughout Wellington and Dufferin Counties. The Council invites new members to join its community table. For more information, contact the Council at 1-844-264-2993 ext. 7015, or by e-mail at
To contact the council, you can phone 519-239-8902, or send an email to You can also connect with us online through our Facebook and Twitter pages.

Please note, the Suicide Awareness Council of Wellington Dufferin (SACWD) does not provide crisis intervention or counseling. Help is available. If you are feeling suicidal or are in crisis, or know someone who is, call 911 or go to your nearest hospital emergency department.