Raising awareness on the damaging effects of social exclusion
Dedicated to Education | academic researchers, schools of journalism
and everyone concerned by damaging effects of social exclusion - non-profit

Stigmabase is a canadian not-for-profit technology initiative dedicated to informing and raising awareness on the damaging effects of social exclusion and stigma around the world. The marginalization of individuals or categories of individuals is a too common phenomenon. Millions of people are facing this problem around the world and many complex factors are involved.

Stigmabase lists every week — 52 weeks per year — 1080 stories about social exclusion and its causes throughout the world — in 16 languages. Stigmabase hopes to be a vehicle for change and combat social exclusion throughout the world.

The Stigmabase initiative is part of a universal approach and rejects any nationalist, hate and fundamentalist rethoric. Stigmabase believes in equality between the sexes, races, cultures, and equal opportunities for all.


Robert Savignac
First posts : September 7, 2010

Robert Savignac is a North American speaking French. He currently lives in Canada. 

Business manager, and president of a network made up of 10 bookstores: Robert is the publisher of 159 works. Trained as an accountant, he was VP Finance for an important translation firm in Toronto. He carried out many management and business organization mandates. He also drew up many communication plans for the Web. 

He suffered a burnout at the end of the 90s, then chose a new career path in information technology. He created management applications for various bars and restaurants. This second career as a manager in Montréal's Gay Village meant that on a daily basis, he dealt with setbacks, caused by prostitution, drug addiction, alcohol, and compulsive gambling. 

These experiences and his work in the field were a major turning point in his life. In the years that followed, he became an ardent and passionate advocate of e
quity, harm reduction and reintegration. 

The founder of Stigmabase totally rejects Québec nationalists rethoric, an their obsession rooted in xenophobia and in the past. 

For him ... The world does not need another wall.

To those who have been there and who have believed in Stigmabase mission ...

Valerie Ouellet, PhD — Biologist - Ecohydraulics — is native from Gaspésie, Canada. In addition to French, she also speaks Spanish and English. 

Valerie believes that environment and social problems are intrinsically linked. She has been travelling in different countries across the world working on both issues. She is convinced that education is the key to successfully promoting positive actions on environmental issues and against social exclusion.

Nathalie Comeau
Co-Founder |

Research and development

Carl Lacroix

Maxime Morin

Conseillers fondateurs 

Francis et Kati furent les premiers intervenants bénévoles à commenter le projet. Francis, bachelier en histoire de l'Art, et qui poursuit actuellement sa dernière année d'étude en éducation spécialisée. Notre deuxième étudiant, Kati, quant à elle, finit sa dernière année en intervention en délinquance. Tous les deux, elle et lui, savent placer les valeurs humaines au-dessus de tout. Leur fougue, leur détermination et leur générosité sont impressionnantes.


APE (Quebec city - CANADA): Christian Audet - Annie St-Cyr

Maison de Lauberivière (Quebec city - CANADA) : Éric Boulay - Marie-Pier Déry - Francis Peuch - André Larose

Artmérik (Quebec city - CANADA ) : Catherine Grenier - Jacynthe Gauthier - Martin Beaulieu - Martin Lagacé

Action chambreurs (Quebec city - CANADA) : Stéphane Baudelot

Stigmabase Newsdeck ASSOCIATES - Figthing social exclusion worldwide  






Stigmabase doesn’t handle personal or sensitive user data. Registering your email to participate in Stigmabase Newsdesk Associates is only for manage few functions of the operation. Your email address will never be shared with a third party of any kind.


STIGMABASE does not discriminate on any unlawful basis with regards to hiring or employment practices, including discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, veteran status, national origin, ancestry, pregnancy status, sex, gender identity or expression, age, marital status, mental or physical disability, medical condition, sexual orientation or any other characteristics.

Stigmabase respect all social and economic status

Stigmabase is a strong supporter of open source


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