Proud, Positive Progress: Stigma-Free at the Victoria Pride Festival

  The Victoria Pride Society started as a casual picnic in Beacon Hill Park over 20 years ago, and it’s now the host of one of Canada’s largest Pride Weeks, including the annual “Big Gay Dog Walk,” the infamous “Dragball” event, and the parade. This year’s parade boasted over 100 floats and participants, starting from […]

Lost and Found(ry) — Helping Youth Find Wellbeing in Victoria, B.C.

Overcoming stigma can seem like an insurmountable obstacle for youth in need of mental health support. Especially when the supports they turn to are overburdened — and they aren’t necessarily the services they need. The mental health network can be a treasure trove of resources, but it’s the interconnected nature of these multi-disciplinary supports that […]

Join the Kid’s Help Phone Amanda Todd Legacy Team on May 6th

Join the Kid’s Help Phone Amanda Todd Legacy Team on May 6th Over the past 3 years, Amanda’s Legacy has been able to raise $10,000 for the Kids Help Phone Walk.  We are dedicated to continue raising funds for Kids Help Phone in a variety of ways.  This year, please join Team Amanda and walk with us on […]

Stigma-Free Zone – Robyn Thomas Makes a Difference in the Lives of Youth

In any given year one in five Canadians will suffer from a mental health illness. Talking about mental health struggles and educating people about stigma and the challenges involved is vital for the benefit of society. This is the goal of the Stigma-Free Society and Robyn Thomas, Community Development Manager, is the face and force behind […]

You are Invited to our Stigma-Free Zone Community Event March 20th, 2018

Victoria to Become First-Ever Stigma-Free City in Canada: Community Event In partnership with the City of Victoria, the Stigma-Free Society is hosting a Stigma-Free Zone Community Event on March 20th, 2018. The purpose of this event is to ignite dialogue around mental health and stigma, and to announce that the City of Victoria is committing […]

The Stigma-Free Society is Hiring a new Community Development Manager!

Come and Join our Amazing Stigma-Free Zone Team! Please note: The Position has been filled as of October 10, 2017 Place: Stigma-Free Society – Vancouver, BC   Stigma-Free Society – www.stigmafreezone.com Position: Community Development Manager (CDM) Community Development Manager Duties:   Work as part of the Stigma-Free Task Force and manage the recruitment, operations and administration on […]

Join Andrea AKA Bipolar Babe at Sam Sullivan’s Public Salon Event, Wed. June 7th!

Only a few more days for this incredible chance to attend Sam Sullivan’s celebrated Public Salon! A selection of eight shakers and changemakers from across Vancouver share their inspiring stories and passions at the Vancouver Playhouse on June 7th. There will be a documentarian, an oceanographer, artists, and of course our very own Stigma-Free Society […]

VGH UBC Hospital Foundation – Me Too Conversations Vol 6 – February 23

SAVE THE DATE: Thursday, February 23, 2017 The statistics are not changing. One in every five Canadian is affected by mental illness and the stigma is as strong as ever. ‘Me Too’ is bringing some of the brightest minds and speakers to the table to continue the conversation and smash the stigma. Join us for […]

Why Take Part in Giving Tuesday?

DONATE HERE 🙂 Stigma-Free Society is launching our end of year CHAMPION CAMPAIGN this #GivingTuesday! #GivingTuesday is a national day dedicated to giving. It is an initiative responding to the consumerism of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, and is a day when Canadian charities, businesses, and individuals come together for one simple purpose: to celebrate […]

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Theatre Review: Next to Normal – Langham Court, Victoria, BC – Sept 30 – Oct 15

What is Normal Anyway? Good theatre makes you laugh and cry, and this one might have you using up a few extra tissues. Tackling the highly stigmatized topic of mental illness, Langham Court Theatre’s Next to Normal shows us an intimate and at times comical peek inside the rollercoaster world of a mother’s struggle with […]