Proceeds Benefit

On February 26th, 2014 hundreds of thousands Pink Shirt Day supporters committed to “make some noise against bullying” and their message was heard. $200,000 was raised as a result of the campaign organized by the CKNW Orphans’ Fund.

Six organizations have now been approved for funding for anti-bullying programs, including:

Boys & Girls ClubsBoys and Girls Clubs of South Coast BC: Boys and Girls Clubs of South Coast BC provides children and youth a safe, supportive place where they can overcome barriers, experience new opportunities, build positive relationships, as well as develop confidence and skills for life. Pink Shirt Day is proud to support the anti-bullying programs they hold at their 12 neighbourhood-based clubs in the Lower Mainland. Each of the 1,000 children who come to BGC each day is supported in developing the resiliency against bullying in all its forms, and in developing the skills to be active participants in bullying prevention.

 

Red Cross BCCanadian Red Cross of BC: The Canadian Red Cross of BC offers an extensivenetwork of programs and services that actively reach out and serve local communities throughout the province. Pink Shirt Day is proud to support their RespectED violence and abuse prevention program, which addresses violence against children, relationship violence, bullying and harassment, and helps organizations create safe environments for children in their care.

 

Kids Help PhoneKids Help Phone: Kids Help Phone is Canada’s only free, national, bilingual, confidential and anonymous, 24-hour telephone and online counselling service for young people ages 5-20. Pink Shirt Day is proud to support their anonymous and confidential professional counselling for children and youth at risk all across Canada.

 

Kidsafe Project SocietyKidsafe Project Society: Kidsafe Project Society has provided nutritious meals, recreational and developmental programming, and emotional support to over 450 inner-city Vancouver children annually since 1993. Pink Shirt Day is proud to support their Young Leaders program, which teaches youth, who are navigating adolescence in uncertain circumstances, pre-employment skills. It also provides first aid, babysitting and Food Safe courses, resume writing and interviewing skills, sports and out-trips, and involvement in community service.

 

Leave Out Violence BC (LOVE)Leave out Violence Society (LOVE BC): Leave out Violence Society (LOVE BC) has numerous programs that are designed to help youth overcome the challenges of violence in their lives and to develop skills to become leaders in ending violence. Pink Shirt Day is proud to support the anti-bullying work they do through leadership and violence prevention committees. They hold workshops that address the root causes of bullying and actively work to support youth in building respect for each other.

 

 

YMCA of Greater VancouverYMCA of Greater Vancouver: YMCA of Greater Vancouver has been providing a safe, secure place for young people to be active and make
connections for over 126 years. Pink Shirt Day is proud to support their alternative suspension program. This program is an opportunity for suspended students to turn their time away from school into a positive experience. Students have time to get caught up on school work, as well as time to attend workshops to get to the root of the students’ difficulties.
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BULLYING IN THE NEWS


    1. Defense Against The Bully
      The Jewish Press
      Many frustrated mothers write to me, seemingly without hope, as they struggle with their children both in and out of school, waiting for the day their children are bully-free and once again happy. This week Captain Eilon Even-Esh, a self-defense and ...


    2. Otago Daily Times

      Anti-bullying project launched
      Otago Daily Times
      Fale Pasifika O Aoraki, a Timaru-based charitable non-profit organisation, launched its anti-bullying project, also for the wider Oamaru community, at the Orwell St Church. Oamaru-based Beni Latavao has been appointed to head the anti-bullying project ...


    3. The Hindu

      Standing up to the bully
      The Hindu
      Despite the efforts of teachers and parents, bullying is a common phenomenon on our school campuses. The recent incident of a handicapped child being bullied in a city school highlighted how pervasive it has become. And also how some of our teachers ...
      Making students feel safe: Schools prioritize bullying educationSun-Sentinel

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    4. DepEd: Committees vs. bullying established in 59% of public schools
      GMA News
      To bolster its efforts against bullying, the Department of Education (DepEd) now has child protection committees in nearly 60 percent of public schools all over the country. Education Secretary Armin Luistro said this is in line with the department's ...