Sure - Canadian Substance Use Resource and Knowledge Exchange Centre

This organizational assessment tool will assist health and social service organizations create settings where clients feel welcomed and respected when seeking care, and where staff and volunteers are supported in providing care in a safe and inclusive environment. The tool helps identify the policy, environmental and cultural factors that contribute to stigma and discrimination and which affect individuals’ access to and use of available STBBI prevention and treatment services. The assessment tool will help organizations to:

  • identify their strengths and challenges related to stigma and discrimination;
  • increase awareness of organizational issues (e.g., policies, procedures, culture and environment) that create stigmatizing and/or discriminatory experiences for clients; and
  • develop strategies to decrease stigma and discrimination and create safer and more supportive environments.