Did You Know Pink Shirt Day originated in Nova Scotia in 2007 when highschool students David Shepherd, Travis Price and their teenage friends took a stand against bullying when a fellow male student was being bullied for wearing a pink shirt?
The students organized a protest distributing pink t-shirts to all the boys in their school. The initiative continued to grow and gain support and became an international movement.
Today #PinkShirtDay is celebrated annually on the third Wednesday of February to raise awareness and to take a stand against bullying in its various forms.
The campaign against bullying has shown what an incredible impact a small group of people can have on making the world a better place for all.
The COVID-19 pandemic has affected us all and has had a devastating impact on many people in vulnerable physical and emotional situations. It has shown the importance of community, the need to support one another, and to advocate for those who need it.
#ApartTogether we collectively focus on working together, treating others with dignity and respect, and speaking up for those who cannot.

Written by:

Kelly Ralston

Heritage Mississauga, Social Media & Program Coordinator