100% Peer Led and Delivered
Face 2 Face with Stigma
Face 2 Face with Stigma is an anti-stigma workshop that is inspired, led, developed, and delivered entirely by people with lived experience of substance use, mental health disorders and homelessness. Together, we use our powerful stories to inspire empathy and compassion, educate and reduce fear in the community.
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Office: 778-678-6825 (For text/call)
Frequently Asked Questions
How long are the workshops?
We are currently booking for two and a half hours. Longer workshops available by request.
Is there a limit on the attendees? (that may influence what type of staff are in attendance).
Smaller sized classes generally have better engagement. Anything above 30, we recommend longer workshops, or multiple workshops.
Do you have a work space or would I book a space here at our office?
The alliance does not have the facilities to host.
How much is the workshop in total?
Those looking to book are encouraged the full cost of a workshop, which is available on request. However, we only currently charge $300 for two hours of workshop.
Meet our Team
Today, Jessica looks to guide the team of Face 2 Face storytellers, after she stepped into the role of team coordinator. As a retired nurse, practicing artist, and group facilitator, she looks to empower those around her to grow. Jessica is a person with lived experience of homelessness and mental illness
Leonard, who also goes by his Indian name Quart’whey’tun, enjoys acting as a sounding board, and telling his side of the story of lived and living experience. He has lived experiences with homelessness, stigma, discrimination. He is residential school survivor from the 60’s scoop, as a direct result of a tragic event of his mother’s death. He has spent time in prison, and in institutions. As a direct result of public forum speeches, he has been able to get a better understanding, support, comfort and positive reactions.
Tracy is a storyteller with Face 2 Face with Stigma.
This program allows her to use her life experiences of drug use, mental health, and homelessness in a way to touch people in an attempt to end the “us and them” mentality in our community.
She has been fortunate to aid those who live with stigma and hopes to continue for as long as she can.
Today, Herb is a happy–go–lucky father in recovery who is willing to share multiple sides of his story with the public in hopes that people can understand what a lifetime of stigma can do to a person. He is a man with lived and living experience of many topics such as trauma, drug addiction, penitentiary incarceration, violence, and abuse. He is a full time, single father who has experienced the negative bias that goes with all that. Most of all, he wants to communicate that no matter how far down the rabbit hole someone can go, it is still possible to change and rewrite their lives to one of positive purpose and meaning.
Bailey is 25 years old who experienced harsh realities as a young child that then went on to be stigmatized and to stigmatize others. Today, she uses these experiences to have a conversation with others about growing past inherent stigma and learning to love one’s self and each other.
She also works as a Peer Supporter and is the proud Mom of 3 chihuahua’s.
Gino is a 2 Spirit person with lived experience working in the helping profession since the early 1990’s. Gino has been involved in peer support, and active in the community as an indigenous activist and helper.
Jahanva’s journey begins at an early age, lifelong history of serious adverse reactions to medications. Living with life altering injuries, wheelchair bound, having lived experience with foster care, addictions, poverty, homelessness living physically disabled and neurodivergent the Stigma this brings. His newest passion is sharing his story after years of healing, and living alone very isolated.