Registered Name: Your Life Counts! International Inc.

Business Number: 135891257RR0001

Our Mission

YOUR LIFE COUNTS (YLC) builds emotionally healthy individuals, families, and communities and steadies them when they are struggling with trauma and overwhelming life situations. YLC helps people say ‘no’ to suicide, restores hope and reconnects them with their reasons to live. YLC is also passionate about creating and promoting innovative, life-affirming strategies to meet the needs of individuals, including ongoing empathic support, education, research, empowerment, training, and advocacy through its resources, alliances, and programs worldwide.


Established in 2000, YLC has helped over 2,800 people - individuals and families - online and offline,  to say 'no' to suicide and has steadied many thousands more. YLC works!

Guided by a world-class team of advisors and experts working together with individuals and families who have either experienced a suicide attempt or have lost a loved one to suicide, YLC works relentlessly to steady people emotionally and mentally.

We've been doing this on fumes. As you'll see. But please look beyond the financial bottom line of now and read our profile. Find out more about our bold and transformational goal as we head into 2020.  We invite you to join us in this major effort for humanity. Watch a call to action video from Howie Mandel and from a growing family of YLC supporters.

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What People Are Saying

"I would like to commend YLC Founder Ruaraidh Butler and everyone involved with the agency for reaching out and making a difference in the lives of your fellow citizens…"

— The Right Honourable Stephen Harper, PC; 22nd Prime Minister of Canada, Read More

"I am proud to stand with Your Life Counts. Life is an invaluable gift and something that should not be thrown away. No matter what you are going through you are never alone – there are always people there to help."

— The Honourable Bardish Chagger, PC, MP, Leader of the Government , Read More

"I know Ruaraidh to be a passionate advocate for vulnerable youth and families in crisis. I heartily recommend him and Your Life Counts."

— Harold Albrecht, MP, Kitchener-Conestoga, Read More

"the work being done by Your Life Counts is nothing short of amazing…thanks again to the entire Your Life Counts team for showing leadership in efforts to prevent suicide across Canada and I offer my encouragement and support to you all"

— Louise Bradley, President & COO, Mental Health Commission of Canada, Read More

"What a great message – Your Life Counts.. – we all need to hear it over and over again."

— Wally Amos; author, actor, founder Amos Cookies, Read More

"I fully endorse the vision and mission of Your Life Counts. Please partner with Your Life Counts today and let’s make a difference together."

— Mark Morin, Interim Chair, Your Life Counts, Read More

"We are grateful to have Your Life Counts, we rely on them and need them."

— Stephanie Oliver, ED, Suicide Prevention Service, The Salvation Army, Read More

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