The riding of Vancouver-Seymour in British Columbia has committed to working towards a Stigma-Free Zone designation. Thank you to our Community Champion MLA Jane Thornthwaite.
Dave Richardson and Andrea Paquette, Stigma-Free Zone Movement Co-Founders from the Stigma-Free Society, present MLA Thornthwaite with an award in January 2017, to place in her office to begin the process of first identifying her constituency office as a Stigma-Free Zone and eventually her entire riding.
MLA Thornthwaite has since organized a number of community events including a Mental Health Panel in partnership with Andrea Paquette, President, Stigma-Free Society, at the HOPE Center in North Vancouver. The Society has also presented their empowering message at the United Church in North Vancouver and looks forward to more opportunities to make a difference in North Vancouver.