OASP History

The Ontario Suicide Prevention Network (OSPN) was incorporated in 1996 by a group of volunteers from many sectors in the community who believed that there was a need for a provincial body to link communities, agencies, school and people to start talking about suicide.


In 2010 the OSPN changed its name to the Ontario Association of Suicide Prevention (OASP).  Today the OASP continues its dedication to the work of suicide prevention through its staff and volunteer Board of Directors.  OASP continues to focus on supporting communities, organizations, and individuals in Ontario by advocating for and encouraging the development of Provincial, community-led suicide prevention, intervention and postvention activities.



Ontario has a strong community network that delivers best practice services for suicide prevention.