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Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training at the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work
Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work
Toronto, ON
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Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training at the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work
Thanks to the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work's subsidy of over 25% of the course fee, we are pleased to be able to offer the ASIST workshop to MSW students at a reduced rate. Thank you the FIFSW for supporting student education and helping to create suicide-safer communities.

What is ASIST?
It is an intensive and comprehensive suicide intervention training course, designed to meet the needs of experienced and non-experienced participants, and those with lived experience.

Workshop highlights:

Information and guidance from registered trainers
An evidence-based intervention model
Useful captioned audiovisual learning material
Group activities and debrief
Skills practice and development
A learning environment and facilitators that balance challenge and safety

Participant materials include a workbook, wallet card, ASIST helper stickers, resource information, and a certificate upon workshop completion.

How do I get my certificate?
Both workshop days must be attended.
Upon completion of all course hours (9a-5p across two days), a certificate from LivingWorks will be awarded.

When: Februar 15 & 16, 2020
Time: 9a-5p
Where: FIFSW, rooms tbd
# of participants: 30 maximum

Does ASIST expire?
No. The ASIST certification does not expire.
It is suggested that after certification, folks refresh or retake the program every 2/3yrs or as needed. The program continues to be updated according to the research and participant feedback.

The course was developed by the Canadian organization LivingWorks in 1983, and is regularly updated to reflect developments in theory and practice. ASIST is the world's leading suicide intervention workshop, and is quickly becoming a required and internationally recognized certification in the helping professions. During the two-day interactive session, participants learn concrete skills to intervene and help prevent the immediate risk of suicide. The focus of the workshop is helping people at risk keep safe for now. More than 1,000,000 people have attended workshops and obtained ASIST certification. Studies show that the ASIST approach helps reduce suicidal feelings for those at risk.

For more information, contact Sonia at:
info@soniapahwa.com with subject heading, "FIFSW ASIST"

For more information on ASIST, please see the LivingWorks Education website at:

Workshop Timelines

ASIST is a participation-based course, whereby attendees must be present to complete all workshop sections. The course runs 9a-5p on both workshop days; participants must attend the 2 full days. Facilitators are required to follow the specific timing outlined in the program agenda. Late arrivals may not be granted admission and may not be eligible to receive certification in accordance with LivingWorks guidelines.

Workshop Cancellation Policy

FIFSW and Organizer reserve the right to cancel or postpone a workshop due to low enrollment, intemperate weather, or illness. If cancellation occurs, workshop participants may transfer to another workshop date, or a refund will be issued. Refunds will only be granted in a situation of cancellation by the FIFSW or Organizer.

If a participants is no longer able to attend the workshop registered for:
1. It is possible to arrange for a substitute to attend instead. There will be no extra fee for transferring registration to another person. Please email this request, along with the name of the person who will be filling the space at least 48hrs before the workshop.
2.  It is possible to transfer registration to an upcoming FIFSW ASIST workshop. To transfer registration, written notice (email) must be provided at least 5 business days prior to the initial workshop date. A $20 administration fee will be required and is payable at the time of transfer request. Transfer requests that do not meet the notice outlined above will not be approved. A participant will forfeit registration fees paid if they choose not to attend their scheduled workshop without meeting the guidelines mentioned above.


Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work (View)
246 Bloor Street West
Toronto, ON M5S1V4



Minimum Age: 16
Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: Yes!
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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