Pink Shirt Day in Canada is celebrated on the last Wednesday in February each year.
Bullying is a big problem in schools, workplaces, and online spaces. So on Pink Shirt Day, wear something pink to symbolize that we don’t tolerate bullying. A message that should be remembered year long!
Pink Shirt Day is a great day to have deep conversations with our children and chat about bullying and why it is so prevalent; encourage them to stand up against it and be part of the change.
If you are a victim of bullying, you are not alone! Help and support are available. Below I have put together a list of anti-bullying resources, with some helpful information if you are experiencing bullying or want to help.
Are you being bullied?
- Contact Kids Help Phone at 1-800-668-6868 and talk with someone who can help.
- Get support from a crisis responder through Facebook Messenger.
- Text with a crisis responder: Text CONNECT to 686868
Some Helpful Links and Organizations.
- Canadian Red Cross Bullying Prevention Program.
- Government of Canada Bullying Prevention Programs.
- Canadian Safe School Network.
- TELUS Friendly Future Foundation.
- Canada Healthy Relationships Hub.
- Anti-Bullying Lessons, Plans and Strategies for School.
- Get Help. Bullying Canada.
Do you have any other resources that you would like to share? Please add them in the comments if you do.