Blake Stitilis

Knowledge Broker
Collaborating Centre for Prison Health and Education (CCPHE)
Room 174, 2206 East Mall
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  • Developing an integrated knowledge translation (iKT) strategy
  • Maximizing the effectiveness of knowledge translation process and outcomes
  • Identifying and supporting collaboration between all members of the project team
  • Developing novel knowledge translation (KT) products
  • Disseminating KT activities/products to formerly and currently incarcerated individuals, their families and their communities, community partners and collaborators, and other stakeholders who work with this population
  • Leading reporting on KT process, outcomes, and direct and auxiliary impacts

Blake lives as a settler on unceded Coast Salish Territories in Vancouver. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Health Sciences with a Minor in Sociology from Simon Fraser University and went on to complete a Masters in Public Health at UBC, focusing on social and life course determinants of health.

Following his Masters, Blake volunteered, interned, worked, and now serves as Chair on the Board of Directors at YouthCO HIV and Hep C Society. After graduating, Blake worked as a Senior Policy Analyst in the area of Mental Wellness and Substance Use at First Nations Health Authority for three years, producing a Mental Wellness and Substance Use Strategy, Suicide Response and Prevention Toolkit, and Crisis Response Protocol.

Blake has experience working with medical students as a Health Mentor Advisor for the “Doctor, Patient, and Society” class at UBC. He has also served on a Vancouver Parks Board Working Group to improve recreational experiences for trans and gender variant individuals, resulting in a recommendations paper that has since been adopted by the City. In addition, Blake volunteers with Options for Sexual Health on the Sex Sense Line.

Presently, Blake works with the Collaborating Centre for Prison Health and Education as a Knowledge Broker on the “Supporting the Achievement of Health Goals by Incarcerated Men” project.

He believes strongly that we can create more supportive environments for people leaving incarceration, starting with honouring the humanity of people with incarceration experience, supporting people on their healing journeys, dismantling the systemic discrimination and stigma faced by this population, and connecting people with resources to find ways to make meaningful contributions to community using their strengths and abilities.