About Suicide Action Montreal

Mission

With the belief that suicide is preventable, the mission of Suicide Action Montréal (SAM) is to help prevent these incidents through greater access to information, quality services and resources. SAM recognizes that suicide prevention is a process and provides direct support to those who are lonely, depressed and contemplating suicide. SAM also assists those left behind by suicide including the family and the individual`s social network, support workers, and/or other professionals involved. The strength of these services relies on the commitment of dedicated paid staff and highly trained volunteers. SAM continues to build its expertise through evidence-based research and learning from other community organizations.

Values

At SAM, we embody our values as they influence how we interact with our staff, support our clients, and how we work with our partners. Our values reflect our expertise and knowledge as well as our commitment to action and mobilization in providing the best services possible.

Protection of Life

Everyone has the right to a commitment to life promotion and assistance with suicide prevention. If an individual is at an impasse, it can be a relief in knowing that support is available, and that suicidal feelings, may be treated. Through support from SAM, a sense of hope may be reborn for the individual, by helping to find solutions to stresses and problems.

Respect for the person

Everyone must be appreciated and treated with dignity. When the suffering felt by the individual is shared by a responder at SAM, a sense of relief will follow. At SAM we provide the opportunity to individuals to express themselves without judgement, to validate their feelings and find the appropriate resources.

Commitment

SAM’s belief is that everyone has inner strengths and a capacity to choose to live. With this in mind, our highly trained responders acknowledge the feelings of an individual contemplating suicide. Our team listens, cares, is empathetic, non-judgmental, and accepting of diverse values and beliefs. The responder’s goal is to create a SAFE PLACE to help the caller identify their personal sources of satisfaction, pride and hope in their lives.

Donors and funders

Desjardins

La fondation Écho

La Fondation Lise
et Richard Fortin

Fonds de bienfaisance des employés de Montréal, Bombardier Aéronautique

Québec

Centraide

EcosysIp

Santropol

Our Team, always here to help you

Our team is at your disposal to inform you and answer all your questions. You can contact us at email: info@suicideactionmontreal.qc.ca for any questions.

Please note that we do not intervene by email. If you are in a situation of distress or you need help, call us at 1 866-APPELLE (1 866 277 3553)

Executive board

Claudine Pelletier
Claudine Pelletier

President
Assistant Director of St-Jean-Vianney College

Céline Sage
Céline Sage

Vice President
Vice President Human Resources, MIP Inc.

Marie-Pascale Fontaine Dulude
Marie-Pascale Fontaine Dulude

Treasurer
Director of Finances and Administration, Les entreprises Amilia inc.

Annie Gagné
Annie Gagné

Secretary
Production manager, Radio-Canada

Julie Biron
Julie Biron

Administrator
University professor, University of Montreal

Lalie Bélanger-Dion
Lalie Bélanger-Dion

Administrator
Head of Department, Public Health, CISSS Laval

François-Nicolas Landry
François-Nicolas Landry

Administrator
Student at D.E.S.S. in professional accounting

Annick Bélanger
Annick Bélanger

Administrator
Executive Director, Chopin-Péladeau Foundation

Guillaume Gigon
Guillaume Gigon

Administrator
Vice-president, IT and support, Innovaderme Research inc.

Philippe Dion
Philippe Dion

Administrator
Lawyer, CBC/Radio-Canada

The Team

Luc Vallerand
Luc Vallerand

Directeur général

514 723-3594, ext. 225
Kathy Laramée
Kathy Laramée

Directrice adjointe

514 723-3594, ext. 270
Alexandre Colpron
Alexandre Colpron

Directeur général finances

514 723-3594, ext. 227
Claudine Simard
Claudine Simard

Adjointe administrative

514 723-3594, ext. 221

Communications and Philanthropy

Sophie-Charlotte Dubé-Moreau
Sophie-Charlotte Dubé-Moreau

Directrice du développement philanthropique, des communications et des événements

514 723-3594, ext. 229
Alexandra Khan
Alexandra Khan

Chargée de projets aux communications et marketing

514 723-3594, ext. 228

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