On February 24, wear pink to honour Pink Shirt Day and show your support for working together to prevent bullying.

Inspired by an act of kindness in small-town Nova Scotia, Pink Shirt Day was established in 2007 when David Shepherd, Travis Price and their teenage friends organized a high-school protest to wear pink in sympathy with a Grade 9 boy who was being bullied for wearing a pink shirt. They took a stand against bullying, and a movement was borne.

This year, Pink Shirt Day is focusing on how we can work together and treat others with dignity and respect. The COVID-19 pandemic has affected us all and shown the importance of helping one another and advocating for those who need it.

At Providence, Pink Shirt Day is another opportunity for us to live our value of respect. This core value is an important characteristic of how we interact with our patients, residents and each another. When we keep respect top of mind, it helps us all feel safe, function better and be more engaged in the work we do.

The simple act of wearing something pink can start conversations, which can be a big step towards healing and helping.

Wearing pink on February 24th sends a strong message that we care.

This page last updated Feb 23, 2021 5:45pm PST