Pink Shirt Day
On February 22, 2017, join Strathcona County by wearing a pink shirt in celebration of Pink Shirt Day’s message of kindness. Pink Shirt Day began in 2007 and is celebrated internationally as a day to promote bullying prevention and healthy relationships. On Pink Shirt Day and throughout the year, we encourage everyone to "Make Nice" and remember that no matter our differences, being nice, kind and compassionate is always a choice worth making
If you see bullying, what should you do?
- Don’t just watch or encourage bullying
- Tell the person who is bullying to stop
- Get help from a friend, a trusted adult, or colleague
- Support the person who is being targeted
How can you show your support on Pink Shirt Day?
- By wearing a pink shirt, or anything pink for that matter
- Take a photo of you and your friends and colleagues and post to social media: Twitter, Instagram or Facebook
- Use the hash-tag #PinkShirtDay and #StandUp to spread awareness on social media
- Check out the PinkShirtDay.ca campaign and lend your support to various bullying prevention initiatives
Life isn’t always kind: we can help
We also know that life isn’t always kind: we can help. Here are some resources to help support healthy relationships:
- Cyberbullying help: NeedHelpNow.ca , an initiative of the Canadian Centre for Child Protection , is intended to provide information to youth who have been negatively impacted by a sexual picture/video being shared by peers.
- Government of Alberta Bullying Prevention events.
- Bullying Help Line: 1-888-456-2323
- A Safe Place Family Violence: 780-464-7233
- Youth Empowerment and Support Services: 780-468-7070
- Family School Liaison Program: supporting school-aged children and families with behavioural/emotional struggles at school or at home.
- KEYS: supports in-school health promotion focused on positive mental health and healthy relationships, as well as information evenings for parents on related topics.
- Youth groups: peer support or facilitator led.
- Counselling: individual, couple and family counselling
- Parent/teen conflict resolution
- Trauma support program: for families coping with the effects of domestic violence or parent mental health issues.
- Phone: 780-464-4044
- Fax: 780-449-1220
- Email: FamilyandCommunity@strathcona.ca