In 2007, a young person named Chuck McNeill was bullied for wearing a pink polo shirt to his first day of ninth grade. Twelfth grade students David Shepherd and Travis Price saw this, and organized a day for 50 students to wear pink shirts in solidarity with Chuck. This was the beginning of Pink Shirt Day, also known as Anti-Bullying Day, in Canada. Today, 1-in-5 kids in Canada are affected by some form of bullying, and Pink Shirt Day is a day to stand in solidarity with those who suffer from bullying. In honour of Pink Shirt Day, the CTRC would like to offer some resources to support moving toward shaping spaces and places where bullying is understood, challenged, and significantly reduced.
Pinkshirtday.ca is the website for the CKNW Kids Fund, and has a host of resources available to the public for bullying. They have resources for youth focused on tips for stopping bullying, and how to deal with things such as cyber-bullying, as well as resources for parents and teachers who are witnessing a child in their lives deal with bullying.
BeKindOnline is an initiative sponsored by SaskTel in Saskatchewan, and has resources available to children and parents on how to deal with bullying in a child’s life.
BullyingCanada is a Canadian organization that offers a wide variety of resources for youth, parents, and teachers about bullying and how to address it.
Dragon and The Bully by Steve Herman.
The Bully Blockers Club by Teresa Bateman
This website is for educational purposes. If the situation is urgent, please call 911, or your local emergency services providers.