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Pink Shirt Day – February 29, 2011

2012 February 28

We’ll be rockin’ the pink shirt tomorrow to indicate our participation in Pink Shirt day. Our participation in Pink Shirt Day indicates that we will not tolerate bullying of any type and we work to promote inclusion and acceptance of every person all of the time. We know that bullying has huge impacts on the lives of all and can create barriers to health care especially sexual health care. We work very hard through our clinical and educational services to create space for acceptance, and celebration of all people and have committed to providing confidential services in a safe space. Showing off our pink is just one way we work to stop bullying every day and we encourage all of our community partners, clients, and supporters to do the same! Let’s work together to put an end to bullying and provide and celebrate safe and inclusive spaces for everyone.

A bit about the history of Pink Shirt Day

 “In 2007, two Nova Scotia students decided to take action after witnessing a younger student being bullied for wearing a pink shirt to school. The students bought 50 pink t-shirts and encouraged schoolmates to wear them and send a powerful message of solidarity to the bully. CKNW were inspired by the story and to date have raised more than $300,000 for Boys & Girls Clubs anti-bullying programs with the sales of Pink Shirt Day T-Shirts.” Source: pinkshirtday.ca

Wearing pink on February 29, 2012 symbolizes commitment to end bullying!