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Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)


Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) is a two-day interactive workshop in suicide first aid. ASIST teaches participants to recognize when someone may have thoughts of suicide and work with them to create a plan that will support their immediate safety. It is by far the most widely used, acclaimed and researched suicide intervention training workshop in the world. Although ASIST is widely used by healthcare providers, participants don’t need any formal training to attend the workshop—anyone 18 or older can learn and use the ASIST model. This workshop is valid for 14 Class ‘A’ Continuing Competency credits for Social Workers.

Upcoming Dates

These two-day workshops run from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm at the locations listed below. Pre-registration is required.


The fee for this course is $300 per person. Lunch is not provided.


Preregistration is required: space will not be reserved without payment. To register, please fill out the online registration form below.

Alternately, you may download Workshop Registration Form (PDF). You can mail completed form to 300-10010 105 Street NW, Edmonton, AB  T5J 1C4; email it to [email protected]; or fax to 780.482.7498.

*NOTE: If you are unable to be present for all hours of the workshop, you will not receive your certification. You cannot re-take the missed time and will be required to re-take the entire workshop, at your expense, in order to receive your certification. There is no on site parking click here for PDF map of available parking.

For workshops held at the University of Alberta location, they will be in the Juniper room at the lower level of the Students Union Building. Please click here for a map of the Student’s Union Building please note that the Juniper room is on the lower level (2nd page of the map). For parking at the U of A location please click here for a PDF map.

Cancellation Policy: CMHA-ER reserves the right to cancel workshops if minimum registration numbers are not met or if weather does not permit; in the event that CMHA-ER elects to cancel a workshop, full refunds will be issued.

If a participant cancels their registration, a $50.00 cancellation fee will apply. If a participant cancels their registration fewer than 2 business days prior to the workshop, no refund will be issued.

Transfer Policy: If a participant chooses to transfer workshop dates, a $25.00 transfer fee will apply. Transfer will not be accepted if the workshop is less than 48 hours away. Once you have transferred, you have forfeited your option to cancel your registration at a later date.

Prices may be changed at any time without further notice. We reserve the right to change our workshop prices at any time without further notice.

Prices listed in any other websites may not be correct. We cannot always control when other sites are updated: we reserve the right not to accept a price listed on a site other than our own.

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