Think Pink to #EndBullying

February 27, 2015 | News

Jennifer Lyle, Executive Director of SafeCare BC, showing her support to #EndBullying.

On Pink Shirt Day, February 25th, wear a pink shirt to show your support in the fight against bullying and harassment.  Pink Shirt Day started as a grassroots initiative in Nova Scotia when two high school students decided to make a colourful statement against bullying in support of a fellow student who had been bullied for wearing a pink polo shirt. In response to the incident, the two students went down to their local thrift shop and purchased 50 pink tank tops. The next day, they handed out the pink shirts to their male classmates. What started as a simple but impactful statement of support has since transformed into a national movement. On February 25th, millions of Canadians wear pink to show their support in stopping bullying.


One of Pro Vita’s teams showcases their commitment to #EndBullying.

Wearing pink sends the message that together, we can #EndBullying. 

Since the February start of SafeCare BC’s #EndBullying campaign, the response has been overwhelming.  We want to thank everyone who has taken part in helping to #EndBullying. Creating respectful, supportive workplaces is everyone’s responsibility; by fostering dialogue in your own workplace on bullying and harassment, you’re helping to create a more positive work environment. Creating supportive, respectful work environments in continuing care is not only important to foster trust and communication between colleagues – it also leads to better resident care.

Don’t forget to sign up for our TeleForum- Workplace Detox: Addressing Bullying in Continuing Care

telephoneSafeCare BC invites you to take part in a teleforum on March 4th, 2015 as we explore strategies eliminating bullying and harassment in your workplace. You will:

  • Learn what bullying and harassment looks like
  • Understand your responsibilities and the responsibilities of your workplace
  • Discover practical ways to create more respectful, inclusive environments

When: March 4, 2015 Time: 11-12PM Cost: Free
TeleForum Participants: Ruth McKay, Jane Roberts, Jae Fratzl, David Durning, and Stephen Symon

Click here to view the TeleForum Participant bios!
Interested in talking about something? You can submit your questions to our panelists here.

What does bullying and harassment in the workplace mean to you? Fill out this survey to tell us more.



Violence Prevention Course – Core Classroomsoldout

We are thankful for the overwhelming response we received for our Violence Prevention course.  The course, which is being held on March 2, sold out in less than a day!

For those who are interested in attending this course in the future, we are currently operating a waiting list here.