CAMBRIDGE, ON – The Ontario Hockey Association (OHA) is pleased to announce that the first ever OHA Helps SafeTALK training, developed by LivingWorks, will be held this Saturday (October 26) in Stratford in partnership with the Stratford Cullitons.
The Cullitons organization is one of many teams who have shown interest to host a clinic and increase the awareness of suicide and suicide prevention in their community. The team begins their training and educational components on Saturday in the Stratford Kiwanis Community Centre beginning at 1pm. Earlier on in the morning, pre-registered members of the community will take part in the SafeTALK program.
The OHA Board of Directors along with OHA Staff Members attended the SafeTALK program on October 9th as part of the OHA’s commitment to their program.
For more information on OHA HELPS and SafeTALK or to find out how your team or community group can become involved with the program please contact Wendy MacDonald at firstname.lastname@example.org or 519-622-2402 ext. 0.
For more information on “World Suicide Prevention Day” please see www.suicideprevention.ca
About the OHA
Founded in 1890 to govern amateur hockey in Ontario, the Ontario Hockey Association is the governing body for the majority of Junior and Senior teams in the Province of Ontario. The OHA currently has 120 teams and over 2,700 players in its jurisdiction. For more information about the OHA, please visit www.ohahockey.org.
LivingWorks is an internationally recognized leader in developing training programs for suicide intervention skills development. These standardized trainings are offered worldwide by local trainers. For more information about LivingWorks, go to www.livingworks.net