Treaty 2 Territory – Yesterday marked another successful Pink Shirt Day campaign! Since 2007, the last Wednesday of every February has been recognized as ‘Pink Shirt Day’. The movement began in Nova Scotia after an inspirational act of kindness brought together local boys and girls clubs, media and community members to wear pink shirts and raise funds towards anti-bullying initiatives.
Today, after millions of dollars raised, and countless youth positively impacted, it’s safe to say that the Pink Shirt Day campaign that started out simply as a few teenagers supporting a victim of bullying, has become an invaluable tool for awareness, support, and most importantly kindness.
Themes of kindness, communication, and perseverance rang through the group chat as FNT2T staff proudly took part in this campaign and shared photos, stories, and quotes.
What became clear while reading the posts in this work chat, and seeing posts from all around the world, is that bullying does not discriminate based on ethnicity, gender identity, appearance, or opinion. It affects everyone. Therefore, it is up to everyone to stand together to be better. We must choose kindness, always.
Submitted by: Danielle McGurry, Communications Keeper
*If you, or someone you know is struggling with bullying, Kids Help Phone has options. Please connect with an Indigenous volunteer crisis responder, when available, by messaging FIRST NATIONS, INUIT or METIS to 686868 for young people and 741741 for adults or through Facebook Messenger.
Last modified: February 24, 2022