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Suicide impacts people of all ages and backgrounds in Canada.

Every year, approximately 4,500 people in Canada die by suicide, which is equivalent to 12 people dying by suicide every day.

For every person lost to suicide, many more experience thoughts of suicide or suicide attempts.

Every day, more than 200 people in Canada attempt suicide.

For every death by suicide, at least 7 to 10 survivors are significantly affected by the loss.

In Niagara:

Suicide is the second leading cause of death among 15 to 29 year olds.

One person dies every nine days by suicide.

Matt Lannon

Welcome to the Matt Lannon memorial golf tournament. This tournaments soul purpose is to raise funds for mental health programs and suicide prevention programs and training. Suicide is a serious public health problem with lasting, harmful effects on individuals, families, and communities. Evidence has indicated that one of the most common risk factors for suicide is a diagnosis of a mental health problem or illness. Matt struggled with this and it ultimately ended his life way too soon. Fortunately, programs and strategies are available that can make a difference. With your support today, we will help make a difference. On behalf of the Lannon family we want to thank you for your support for this great cause moving forward for years to come.


Matt enjoyed life in many ways, which included his love for horses, family and friends. What we all know too well was the love of his wardrobe! Matt will definitely be looking down at us while golfing.  He always loved critiquing golf outfits, especially Pete's. 

He really enjoyed seeing a well put together outfit.  So, get your best golf attire on and join us for an amazing golf tournament on September 10th at Royal niagara golf Club.  Today, I want you to think of one great thought of Matt on how he touched your life, and embrace it! He will always be looking down on us, and he will never be forgotten. 


Kindest Regards,


The Lannon Family 

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-Distress Centre Niagara-

Mission Statement:
Skilled Responders supporting the safety and emotional wellness of those in need.

Vision Statement:
Responding to every person in need.

Core Values:
Our organization strives on upholding and implementing these values to keep the respect and confidence of our community, volunteers and partnerships.

We respect the right to privacy as a consistent component of our services.

We provide person-centered services supporting and encouraging individuals to make healthy personal choices.

We lead the way with expertise in crisis, distress and suicide prevention through the highest standards of excellence and innovation.

We work with volunteers and partners across Niagara to provide support, awareness and training services to strengthen our community.

We treat everyone with dignity, respect and without judgment, valuing the diversity in our organization and community.


Pathstone Mental Health is the primary provider of mental health care to children and youth from the start of their life until their 18th birthday. Their services are offered at no cost to those living in Niagara. In addition to 17 other mental health programs, Pathstone’s walk-in clinics can be found in Fort Erie, through to Grimsby and just about everywhere in between. There is no cost, appointment or health card needed to visit one and meet with a Pathstone counsellor. More information can be found at

Crisis & Support is offered 24/7 by calling 


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-Red Roof Retreat-

Red Roof Retreat provides quality recreational and respite services to children, youth and young adults with special needs and their families.


Red Roof Retreat will develop a place where relationships are developed, awareness created

and bonds are nurtured through understanding and respect for each individual’s special needs.

Funds raised for the Matt Lannon Memorial Fund in partnership with Red Roof Retreat go towards maintaining the animals needs at Red Roof as well as raising funds for a potential program creation bringing adults struggling with mental health and connecting with the animals for animal assisted therapy.

Red Roof has provided positive mental health moments while going through the grieving process of losing Matt.

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