Yesterday in Toronto, the Canadian Red Cross held an event on the important and very timely topic of bullying prevention. The event’s special host was Anne-Marie Mediwake, Co-Anchor of CBC News Toronto at 5.

During the event, a panel of experts discussed how communities can make no more bullies a reality – including what the Red Cross is doing. For 28 years, in communities across Canada and around the world, the Canadian Red Cross has been helping to break the cycle of hurt through its various RespectED programs. The programs promote healthier relationships and safer communities through education and partnerships.

In the above image (from left to right) are: Coordinator, First Nation, Métis & Inuit Programs / RespectED Master Trainer with the Canadian Red Cross, Terrelyn Fearn; event host from CBC News, Anne-Marie Mediwake;  PREVNet Scientific Co-Director, Dr. Wendy Craig; Red Cross Director-General Violence & Abuse Prevention, Leslie Dunning; Director of the Canadian Red Cross RespectED Violence & Abuse prevention program, Judi Fairholm; and Provincial Director-General of the Canadian Red Cross, Ron Kelusky.