In 2007, two Nova Scotia students decided to take 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.
Bullying is a major problem in our schools, workplaces, homes, and over the Internet. Each year, on Pink T-Shirt Day, we encourage all of you to wear something pink to symbolize that we as a society will not tolerate bullying anywhere. It is important that victims of bullying know they are not alone and there is help and support available. Wearing a pink shirt sends a strong message to them that others care.
Often, the simple act of wearing a shirt can start conversations - conversations can be a big step towards healing and helping!