Stigma Free Society: Student Mental Health Toolkit Tour & Virtual Presentations Program Workshop

Information Session – Stigma Free Society- Student Mental Health Toolkit Tour and Virtual Presentations Program for Grades 4-12 


The Stigma-Free Society offers a valuable online Student Mental Health Toolkit and Virtual Presentations to all B.C. schools.. This Canadian Charity aims to reduce stigma of all kinds and provides mental health education resources for youth, educators, support staff, school counselors and parents. The Toolkit includes virtual educational tools, professional documentary videos and students have an opportunity to watch a live virtual presentation and interact with those who have faced mental health challenges during a classroom presentation. Schools have full access to the Student Mental Health Toolkit – a hub of countless interactive and engaging mental health resources. The Toolkit also includes cross-curricular Mental Wellness Lesson Plans that follow the B.C. curriculum guidelines.

Biographies of Presenters

Andrea Paquette is the President and Co-Founder of the Stigma-Free Society. Andrea is passionate about educating all youth about mental health. She focuses her discussions on stigma that negatively affects people’s perceptions of themselves and others. Andrea presents throughout multiple venues across the country. She is an award-winning mental health activist, educator, facilitator, speaker, and published author.

Samara has a bachelor’s degree in Equity Studies, Masters in Teaching and a Professional Development certificate in Youth Mental Health. She has worked with young people directly for many years in various capacities: in camps, after school programs, and in the classroom as an educator.

 Please join via ZOOM on Jan 28th 10:30-1130am (MST) on Pro-D Day:

No Passcode Required and you will be let in at 10:30 from the waiting room.

If you have any questions, please reach out to Amy teBulte at