This Wednesday, February 24th is Pink Shirt Day across Canada, a day of bullying awareness, inclusion and lifting each other up in our workplaces and schools.
Pink Shirt Day started in Nova Scotia in 2007, when two grade 12 students took a stand against homophobia when a grade 9 student was bullied for wearing a pink shirt on his first day of school. The older students encouraged their classmates to wear pink shirts in solidarity with the younger student and by the end of the week, most of the school was wearing pink in a show of support.
We encourage you to sport your favorite shade of pink on Wednesday to symbolize the inclusive, respectful atmosphere the College strives to create for all members of our community. More information on the Pink Shirt Day initiative can be found at https://www.pinkshirtday.ca/
Questions about the College’s diversity and inclusion initiatives can be directed to Pri Mediwake, Diversity and Inclusion Specialist. For questions or concerns related to discrimination and harassment, contact Jess Spindler, Resource and Resolution Advisor.
Supports are also available through the RRC Mental Health Coordinator, RRC Counselling Services (for students), your manager, Human Resources, the Employee and Family Assistance Program (for employees) and RRC Elders-in-Residence.