Celebrating Pink Day Your Way

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SHIFTING PRIORITIES

As the Canadian Red Cross shifts focus to the promotion of safe environments within Indigenous communities and the continued support of those affected by disasters, we want to gratefully acknowledge that our history of successful Pink Days was due the dedication of schools across Manitoba and Nunavut.

HISTORY OF PINK DAY

Pink Day started in 2007, when a grade nine student in Cambridge, Nova Scotia was bullied by classmates for wearing a pink shirt to school. Taking notice, two students rallied their peers to send a message to the bullies. The next day, the halls were filled with students in pink T-shirts.

Pink Day started because two boys chose to do something about bullying rather than stand by and watch it happen. Now the movement is worldwide, educating and inspiring others to stand together and take action against violence and bullying.

PINK DAY IS NOW YOUR DAY

The Canadian Red Cross supports schools owning their own bullying prevention work in their own way. In order to aid your celebrations, we have a variety of tools at your disposal:

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