My name is Andrea Paquette, and I am the Co-Founder and President of the Stigma-Free Society. I am writing today to share a personal tribute to Janet (Jan) Bisset who once was my Executive Assistant and Program Coordinator. I met Jan in 2016 through her son Philip who is a good friend and colleague of mine, […]
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Operations and Engagement Manager Have you ever dreamed of living in a Stigma-Free world? If so, now you can work at a BC-based non-profit organization that is forging ahead to make the world a more understanding and accepting place. The Stigma-Free Society is a Canadian registered charity since 2010 and is committed to the promotion […]
My name is Calvin “Kalvonix” Tiu and I am a rapper, writer, public speaker, creative and Mental Health Advocate. Growing up with Cerebral Palsy, I have first-hand experience of feeling unworthy and useless due to bullying. While I did not see it initially, I realize now that these hardships have had a tremendous effect on my […]
Hi, my name is Sterling and I go by he/him pronouns. I am an established mental health advocate and a proud Stigma-Free Society Presenter. I am writing this to share a glimpse of my lived experience of mental illness, recovery, and mental health advocacy. I have always batted high levels of anxiety for as long […]
Stigma-Free Society in partnership with Robyn Priest LIVE YOUR TRUTH are going to be hosting Peer Support Facilitator Trainings in the upcoming months as part of its Rural Mental Wellness Toolkit! Peer support is a way for individuals with a similar background to connect with each other and ensure that they are taking care of […]
Who is ‘WE MATTER’ Exactly? We Matter is a national, youth-led organization that is dedicated to providing Indigenous youth with a space for them to feel hope and have their mental health supported. The organization was started in response to the disproportionately high suicide rates found among Indigenous youth in Canada. Danika Vessel, Director of […]
We’ve Added to the Fundraiser! The Stigma-Free Society’s Hope and Help Fundraiser for Mental Health has a new silent auction component! The Stigma-Free Society is excited to announce the Mini Silent Auction as part of our Hope and Help Fundraiser for Mental Health! Mental health is such an important cause to be supporting, now more […]
Mental health is such an important cause to be supporting, now more than ever. We need your help to grow and expand our initiatives that tackle mental health stigma, and stigma in all forms! Taking place on May 5th 2021, this fundraiser event has a goal of raising $30,000 for our impacting mental health programs. […]
The Stigma-Free Society is proud to announce the launch of our Rural Mental Wellness Toolkit! Individuals living in rural and agricultural communities across North America are experiencing unique challenges to their mental health. This is where the Rural Mental Wellness Toolkit comes in. At The Stigma-Free Society, we are constantly striving to fill the gaps […]
The Stigma-Free Society is proud to announce AutismBC’s official designation as a Stigma-Free Zone! Over the past year, AutismBC has been working with Stigma-Free Society in order to overcome barriers to full inclusion, diversity and equity within the organization. Having the awareness that their organization has room to grow in these areas was a powerful […]
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