February 22 is Pink Shirt Day in the Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board.
Pink Shirt Day began in Canada in 2007, when two students, David Shepherd and Travis Price and their teenage friends, took a stand against bullying after a new grade 9 student was bullied for wearing a pink shirt. David and Travis bought 50 pink shirts to give to the boys in their school to show their support for the boy who was being bullied.
On Pink Shirt Day, students and staff are encouraged to wear pink and stand up against bullying behaviour.
More information regarding Pink Shirt Day, as well as resources for the classroom can be found at: Pink Shirt Day