Recognizing Pink Shirt Day on February 24

Published on February 25, 2021

Pink Shirt Day originated with two Nova Scotia high school students in 2007. When a fellow student was being bullied for wearing a pink shirt, they decided to take a stand. They went out and bought pink shirts to give to fellow students to show their support for a boy who was being bullied simply for wearing a pink shirt.

Join us in wearing pink and standing together against bullying in schools, in the workplace, and online.

Click here to view Christine’s message supporting the Pink Shirt Day.

This Pink Shirt Day, the focus is on working together and treating others with dignity and respect. 

If you are a victim of bullying or know someone who is, call the Kids Help Phone 1-800-668-6868 for support.

According to a 2019 Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) study in Ontario: 

  • 23% of students reported being bullied at school.  The most prevalent form of victimization at school was verbal (19%), while 2% report that they are primarily bullied physically, and 2% of students are victims of theft/vandalism.
  • 22% of students reported being bullied over the internet in the past year.
  • 11% of students reported bullying others over the internet in the past year.

The Government has been clear that bullying, discrimination, or harassment based on sex, race, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or any other factor are unacceptable in our schools.