Gia Khunkhun

School and Community Presenter

Gia K. is an 11-year old girl with a big heart and unique mind. She believes her dyslexia is a gift that gives her the ability to see the world in a different, exciting and refreshing way. For example, she likes to combine, flip and make up words. Gia is a “possibiltarian” – someone who believes in possibilities! Gia is a senior volunteer with Dolphin KIDS: Future-ready Leaders where she helps teach younger children important social, emotional and innovation skills. She is passionate about nature, team sports, art & science. Gia’s motto is “work hard, think positive, make the world a better place & have fun!” She would to love to talk to your school about dyslexia, how she overcame the stigma of a learning difference and why it is now her great gift!

Mike Skrypnek

School and Community Presenter

Mike understands how to normalize the narrative so men can share their challenges and identify ways to overcome their limitations. All men have limits, most are imposed by traumas experienced in life that are designed to protect us, but hold us back. In doing, so they restrain our families too. Not everyone experienced childhood abuse, but almost everyone has lived under toxic stress at some point and feels they are living below their potential. Mike can show you ways to gain insight needed to develop the awareness to overcome any limit keeping you from your own personal or professional success. Mike is an international bestseller of nine books, a keynote speaker, men’s mental health advocate, and sought after business strategist who has shared his insights and wisdom with thousands of passionate purpose driven entrepreneurs, business leaders and executives. His coaching focuses on purpose at the intersection of personal, professional and philanthropic development.

Kristiyana Yordanova

School and Community Presenter

Kristiyana is currently enrolled in the Psychology Program at the University of British Columbia. She is pursuing her passion studying both Psychology and Neuroscience. She is currently fulfilling her dream in becoming a clinical psychologist, and helping women feel empowered by means of education and more affordable therapy. Along with her career goals, Kristiyana is an aspiring author of Forbidden Words. She has written about the difficulties of toxic relationships and spiritual growth. Being crowned as a Miss World BC finalist 2022, Kristiyana has shown extensive volunteer work, contributing to various community and charitable events supporting causes like women’s empowerment, education workshops for mental health in youth, and women’s shelters. As the Youth Ambassador for BC, she represented her city and province with pride. She will also be partaking in Miss World Canada 2022.

Alensia Ma

School and Community Presenter

Alensia is currently pursuing her master’s degree in Counselling Psychology at Adler University and is a graduate of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas with a BA in Psychology. After struggling with her own personal mental health issues during her undergraduate degree, she began working in the hospitality industry as a hostess eventually ending up in management. Seeing the everyday struggles and addiction that is prevalent in this industry, she has been inspired to return to education and begin a career path to help and educate hospitality workers and young adults. She would like to contribute to a greater awareness and reduced stigma of addiction and help others manage their highly stressful lives with more positive coping mechanisms and community support. She is excited for this opportunity to work with Stigma-Free society, gain experience and continue to open and grow her own perceptions and worldview.

Cam Webster

School and Community Presenter

Cam Webster age 24, first hospitalized with Psychosis N.O.S. (Not Otherwise Specified) in July of 2014, less than one month after his 19th birthday. His illness developed and he was diagnosed with Schizoaffective Disorder 2 years later. This came as a shock because there is no history of this condition or any other major mental health issues in his family. His passions includes science, history and sports. Cam has taught C.B.T. classes for Island Health and he has also taught W.R.A.P. (Wellness Recovery Action Plan) workshops through M.H.R.P. (Mental Health Recovery Partners.) Cam has been sharing his mental health story for 3 years now to try and raise awareness, break stigma and help others.