Wednesday, February 28 is Pink Shirt Day. Let’s take a stand against bullying of all kinds. Bullying has no place in schools or in our community.

The Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) invites all students, staff, and community members to wear pink and show their commitment to creating safe, positive and inclusive school environments. By wearing pink, we send a message of support and stand together against bullying, discrimination, and hatred. 

Pink Shirt Day is an opportunity for us to come together and make a difference in the lives of those around us. 

Having students experience a caring learning environment that addresses their well-being is crucial to their development and sense of belonging. We recognize and appreciate the relationship between student mental health and academic success.

About Pink Shirt Day

Pink Shirt Day is now an annual anti-bullying campaign that has grown across Canada and around the world as a way to symbolize bullying will not be tolerated.

To learn more about how Pink Shirt Day began in Canada, visit the Pink Shirt Canada website.

Wear Pink to Show Your Support

Participating is easy! You can wear pink: 

  • In your hair
  • As a piece of clothing
  • As a cool accessory
  • Even a pink background picture for your virtual learning environment

It is one small way you can positively contribute to the well-being of those around you. We need to come together to understand the impact bullying can have on a person, gain knowledge to help provide support, and learn to be more empathic to those struggling.

If you are planning to wear pink on Wednesday, please help us spread the word that bullying is not tolerated by posting or sharing a picture using the hashtag #WRDSBpink and #PinkShirtDay.


Research shows that a positive and welcoming school environment is essential to the physical and mental wellness and success of each and every one of WRDSB students. 

We understand that families are looking for support and resources for children who may be experiencing acts of bullying. To help, we have created resources on our website: