July 11, 2017

Lisa Helps, mayor of Victoria, BC, opened herself up to a huge amount of scorn and derision this past month when she suggested on her blog that a billeting system might be a way for the city to address the mounting homelessness crisis caused by a an almost 30-year gap...

December 30, 2016

This Year, Make A ‘No Year’s Resolution’

Body image is a concern for many young people regardless of their age or gender. Kids Help Phone’s Teens Talk 2016 report, which surveyed 1,319 teens in Canada, showed that 46% of teens reported that they have experienced body an...

December 7, 2016

If you've managed to get your hands on our latest edition, the Fall/Winter 2016, you've seen our excellent interview with Dr Hakique Virani about the fentanyl epidemic battering western Canada at the moment.  Well, we actually spoke to Dr Virani for much longer than we...

November 18, 2016

As we come to the end of National Addiction Awareness Week here in Canada I’m left with many questions, but the most prominent among them is definitely: why?  Why is raising awareness about this issue so damn hard?  Why are we still struggling to gain social acceptance...

November 7, 2016

In the wake of the tragic and, thus far, unexplainable act of violence that took place at Abbotsford Senior Secondary last week the mental health community is battening down the hatches and getting ready for a fight with a familiar beast.  We know it well, and we know...

May 16, 2016





This is supposed to be the part where I talk about loving my body once and for all and not giving a flying fuck what I look like. This is supposed to be the after shot of my life after struggling with...

February 18, 2016




My name is Carlie Kilduff and a friend of mine recently handed me a copy of Stigma, suggesting that I read it.  I took it home and delighted in knowing that such a magazine exists.  I like to celebrate great things that people are doing in our world and so...

November 13, 2015


So today is Friday the 13th and it's been a while since I've posted anything on the Blog. So I thought to myself, "Today is as good of a day as any other to write something." 


Over the past few weeks thater have been changes that have been happening with the magazine,...

July 7, 2015

Today I’ve decided to write down and share a story of what my old ideas of God/Higher Power were like. I hope you enjoy it!


It was a normal morning here at the Power House! Life was good. I noticed one of the guys sitting alone. He didn’t look very happy, so I sat down...

June 25, 2015

“My devil had been long caged, he came out roaring” (Stevenson 79)


“We learned that we had to fully concede to our innermost selves that we were alcoholic”.


In the book Alcoholics Anonymous, it states that this is the first step in our recovery​. How I learned...

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