Pink Shirt Day takes place Feb. 28. (Image contributed by the Alberta Government)

Stand up to bullying by wearing pink on Wednesday

Post photos using #PinkShirtDay

Pull on a pink shirt on Wednesday for Pink Shirt Day to take a stand against bullying in the community, schools and workplaces.

Ten years ago, two Nova Scotia teens started a movement when they wore pink to support a fellow student who was being bullied. Now people all over the world wear pink to promote inclusion and healthy relationships.

The province supports anti-bullying initiatives, such as Pink Shirt Day, and on Wednesday Minister of Community and Social Services Irfan Sabir will wear pink to show his support for safe and inclusive schools, workplaces and communities.

“Albertans who wear pink demonstrate that we will not stand by. We will stand up against bullying and make our communities safer for everyone. We all benefit when we embrace diversity, welcome differences and promote understanding,” said Sabir in a press release.

Albertans are encouraged to post their pink-shirt photos to social media using #PinkShirtDay.

Tips, information and a chat service are available for children, youth, parents and other caregivers at alberta.ca/bullying. A 24-hour bullying helpline is at 1-888-456-2323.



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