Project CREATeS is a project of the Sustainable Development Working Group (SDWG) of the Arctic Council.

The SDWG has brought attention to suicide prevention in the Arctic since the Canadian Chairmanship of the Arctic Council ­(2013-2015) and continued this focus into the Chairmanships of the United States (2015-2017) and Finland (2017-2019). By enhancing international collaboration across Arctic States they have created a community of cooperation that spans Arctic States, Permanent Participants, communities, clinicians, and academics working towards wellness and for the prevention of suicide. 

Project CREATeS was an opportunity under Finland’s Chairmanship to bring more youth voices, from across Arctic States, into the conversation. Hearing their experiences and ideas provides an opportunity for meaningful action to improve youth and community wellness.

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Cover: Drone Photography by Sara Wilde