Entries by Andrea Paquette

Apply Today for a $2000 Stigma-Free Scholarship for Post-Secondary Students

The Stigma-Free Society is extremely proud to announce that we are once again partnering with Otsuka-Lundbeck Alliance to offer TWO deserving post-secondary students a $2000 scholarship to be allocated toward their educational pursuits. This is the third year that the Society has been able to provide these amazing scholarships and it is because of our […]

The Stigma-Free Society is Growing, Expanding & Looking for Feedback!

What a ride it’s been since March 2020 with COVID-19 and all the things that come along with living through a pandemic! Before COVID-19, much of the work of the Stigma-Free Society was conducted through in-person presentations at schools and organizations where we would educate youth and teens about mental health awareness, the elimination of […]

We Reached our $20k Goal! THANK YOU!

A Warm and Grateful Message from the Stigma-Free Society Team… We had an INCREDIBLE week last week with our first ever online fundraiser “”Helping Stigma-Free Society During COVID-19”. Through the generous support of the beautiful community around us, we reached our goal of $20,000 and we couldn’t be more grateful to everyone who donated and […]

Stigma-Free COVID-19 Online Full-Day Fundraiser – We Need Your Help!

At the Stigma-Free Society we are extremely proud of the work we have been doing to educate and raise awareness about various stigmas, with a focus on mental health in schools, businesses and organizations. When COVID-19 hit, the way we educate and help students and individuals in the community had to change. We responded urgently […]

A Very Sad Loss of our Stigma-Free Friend & Colleague, Jaime Traynor

It is with a heavy heart that I share the news of the loss of a friend and Stigma-Free Society colleague, Jaime Traynor. On behalf of the Stigma-Free Society, and its Board of Directors, we offer our support and condolences to her family and friends at this difficult time. Jaime facilitated our Society’s Women’s Peer […]

10 Ways to Boost Your Mental Health on a Rainy Day

A lot of people love a good rainy day. It’s a great excuse to hunker down under your blankets and stay inside for the day. However, for some, rainy days can be really difficult, particularly if they’re battling a mental illness like depression or anxiety. The good news? There are ways for you to boost […]

Tips for Parents to Help Their Kids Cope with “Increasing the Bubble”

For months now, we have been waiting for news on when and how we will get back to our new “normal” after COVID-19. Now, as we begin to see our world slowly opening back up,  be aware that your kids may have more questions, more anxiety and more worry over the coming weeks. While this […]

Temporary Contract – Non-Profit Grant Writer – Rate Negotiable

Temporary Contract – Non-Profit Grant Writer – Rate Negotiable Start Date: As Soon as Possible The Stigma-Free Society is looking to hire a temporary Grant Writer for a brief contract to write grant proposals for our organization. It is an exciting time for our Charity and we would love for you to become a part […]

How Educators Can Use our NEW COVID-19 Youth Wellness Toolkit

The Stigma-Free Society has been extremely pleased with the feedback on our new Stigma-Free COVID-19 Youth Wellness Toolkit. This new Toolkit is an online community-based participatory program that aims to promote mental wellness in grades 4-6 and grades 7-12. Both parents and students have provided incredibly useful feedback on the site, and the Charity is […]