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Indigenous Pink Shirt Day
February 24, 2021
What is Pink Shirt Day?
Anti-Bullying Day is a day when people wear a pink shirt to symbolize a stand against bullying, an idea that originated in Canada. It is celebrated on various dates around the world.
Pink Shirt Day is on the last Wednesday in the month of February.
Why is Pink Shirt Day Important?
A date when each year Canadians are asked to take a stand against bullying – and to make that stance public by including an article of pink clothing in their ensemble.
In 2007, two Nova Scotia students took action after witnessing a younger student being bullied for wearing a pink shirt to school. The students bought 50 pink T-shirts and encouraged schoolmates to wear them and send a powerful message of solidarity to the bully.
Since 2008, through the sale of the shirts, $1.5 million has been raised for a number of anti-bully programs, including Kids Help Phone, KidSafe Project and Boys and Girls Clubs of Western Canada.