Pink Shirt Day Wednesday, February 22nd
The intent behind Pink Shirt Day is to combat bullying through the use of public education, outreach initiatives, and events. Each year around February 22nd, people are encouraged to wear pink shirts in order to show their support for the issue. Pink Shirt Day also aims to raise money for anti-bullying programs through donations made at their website,
The founders, David Shepherd, Travis Price and their teenage friends, came up with the idea in protest of the bullying of a boy who wore a pink shirt to school. Together, they opted to stand up to bullying and spread kindness instead.
Each year, the Pink Shirt Day campaign is intended to raise awareness about bullying in schools and workplaces, generate conversations about how to prevent it, and create a safe space for people to share their stories.
Here’s what you can do:
Proudly wear your pink to honour the cause of Pink Shirt Day to show that you are standing up against bullying!
If you are being bullied or you see someone being bullied, talk to a trusted authority in the area. A trusted teacher at school, HR in a workplace environment, etc.
When you or someone is being bullied, in person or online, do the right thing and stand up for yourself or for them so that they know that they don’t deserve to be bullied.
Ultimately don’t encourage bullying at all by participating in bullying behaviours.
Wear Pink & Tag Us to Win!
Stand in solidarity against bullying by wearing pink on February 22nd. Take a selfie while wearing pink and tag us at @genesiscentre on Instagram to be entered into a draw for a swag bag including Genesis Centre-branded apparel, free prizes, and a Jugo Juice gift card!
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- Alberta.ca. 2021. Pink Shirt Day Alberta. [online] Available at: <https://www.alberta.ca/pink-shirt-day-alberta.aspx>.
- Pink Shirt Day Canada. 2021.