Proceeds Benefit

On February 27th, 2013, hundreds of thousands of Pink Shirt Day supporters committed to “make some noise against bullying” and their message was heard. $275,000 was raised as a result of the campaign organized by the CKNW Orphans’ Fund.

Ten 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.

Big Sisters Go Girls ProgramBig Sisters of BC Lower Mainland: Big Sisters of BC Lower Mainland provides youth mentoring to young girls by striving to facilitate relationships that inspire and empower girls to reach their potential. Pink Shirt Day is proud to support their “Go Girls! Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds” program. The program focuses on physical activity, balanced eating, and self-esteem, and its goal is to positively shape the lives of young women by helping them build a positive self-image.

Big Brothers of Greater VancouverBig Brothers of Greater Vancouver: Big Brothers of Greater Vancouver provides friendship, guidance and support for boys and girls through quality one-to-one mentoring friendships with caring adult role models. Pink Shirt Day is proud to support their in-school mentoring program, where volunteers spend one hour a week playing games and sports, doing arts and crafts, baking, talking, or hanging out on the playground with a boy or girl at a nearby elementary school.

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.

The Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention Centre of BC (Crisis Centre)Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention: The Crisis Centre has been providing emotional support to youth, adults and seniors in distress since 1969. Pink Shirt Day is proud to support their building capacity program, an on-line crisis chat service, where individuals can chat 1-on-1 with a trained volunteer from the Crisis Centre.

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.

Vancouver Opera AssociationVancouver Opera Association: Vancouver Opera Association is the second largest opera company in Canada – supporting the arts through its fine mainstage productions, educational programs, and community initiatives.
Pink Shirt Day is proud to support their newly-commissioned production of
“Stickboy”, a chamber opera for young audiences about the bullying cycle.
Spoken word poet Shane Koyczan is penning the libretto for the opera based on his own experiences with bullying. It will open at the Vancouver Playhouse in October 2014.

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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