Stigma-Free Champions represent the Stigma-Free Society’s values of understanding, awareness, and acceptance. They each have lived experience with mental health challenges and/or stigma, and are very passionate about the subject. Through campaigns and social media, Stigma-Free Champions help spread the message of living Stigma-Free.

Calvin Kalvonix Tiu

Stigma-Free Champion

Calvin “Kalvonix” is a rapper, writer, and motivational speaker working to reduce the stigma surrounding mental health. Diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy at 12 months, Calvin has had his fair share of dark times. Due to using crutches and a wheelchair, he was bullied quite often in elementary school. Once he began high school, however, he quickly discovered his passion for hip-hop and words. Calvin has self-produced over 25 solo albums, performed for the 2010 Winter Games, published at 20 years old, and recently was awarded the 2020 Melodic Champion by Loc Files Media. He is currently an Academic Advisor at Kwantlen Polytechnic Advisor where he is able to use his student experience, empathy and active listening skills to help others. His latest album, “Right on Time, Just As I Planned” is available on all major streaming platforms now!

Sarah Khan

Stigma-Free Champion
School & Community Presenter with the Stigma-Free Society

Sarah aims to help break down the stigma that surrounds mental health. As someone who experienced the stigma around talking about her own experience with anxiety and depression Sarah is passionate about sharing her story so that others know that they are not alone. Sarah is a Librarian and holds a Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science with a focus on Youth Services. She is also a Journalist, Actress, Curve model, Lifestyle and Book Blogger. Sarah likes to spread positivity and hopes that her story will encourage others to focus on their mental wellness and practice self-care.

Tanpreet Parmar

Stigma-Free Champion
School & Community Presenter with the Stigma-Free Society

Tanpreet aims to encourage others to cultivate their own success and turn the life that they dream of into a reality. Tanpreet is a model, actress and philanthropist. She has a BBA majoring in Human Resource Management. She was crowned Miss Charity British Columbia in 2014 and Miss India-Canada in 2016, and placed 2nd runner up in Miss Canada 2020. Tanpreet believes in giving back to the community and is regularly invited to engage in motivational speaking with youth in which she shares the challenges, failures, and insecurities she has faced. She emphasizes the importance of self-love and confidence, and to never let anything or anyone bring us down.