We are pleased to announce that a final report from the Deliberative Dialogue, held in November 2019 in Vancouver, is now available. The Deliberative Dialogue was an opportunity for people from across BC (including people with living and lived experiences, staff and other service providers from community-based organizations, and policymakers) to come together for one day to discuss stigma, as well as next steps for addressing stigma.
This report contains a comprehensive review of the event, as well as next steps for the work to come. Some highlights of the report include:
- Information about stigma reduction work happening throughout the province;
- Key themes arising from the day, including taking a strengths-based approach, centring lived experience, and focusing on intersectionality; and
- A summary of ‘big ideas’ coming out of the discussions of the day that could shift the needle on the impacts of stigma in BC, such as increasing uptake of the U=U message; supporting organizations to operationalize Truth and Reconciliation internally; and developing organizational stigma assessment tools.
You can also find more information about the Deliberative Dialogue, including materials and presentation slides from the day, on the new Deliberative Dialogue webpage.
Please take a look at the report and webpage and feel free to send your comments! We look forward to partnering with you on moving this work forward.
Questions? Feedback? Get in touch!
Madeline Gallard, Community-Based Research Coordinator