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​​​​​​​​​​​ETFO Day of Pink logoWhat is the Day of Pink?

The Day of Pink is the day to take action on Bullying, Homophobia and Transphobia. As in previous years, members and their students have voluntarily participated in this day.

The Day of Pink was started in Nova Scotia in 2007 when two Grade 12 students saw a Grade 9 student who wearing a pink shirt being bullied on the first day of school. Bullies harassed the boy, called him a homosexual for wearing pink and threatened to beat him up. The two Grade 12 students - David Shepherd and Travis Price bought and distributed 50 pink shirts and encouraged peers to arrive to school wearing pink.

The result was that the school took a stand and began working together to prevent bullying.

Day of Pink 2019

Vocie LogoVoice Articles

Read these VOICE articles for Day of Pink ideas:

  • Celebrating Day of Pink at Ellengale Public School (PDF |Word)
  • Gender Neutral Language: An Activity for Day of Pink or any Day (PDF |Word)
  • The Hero In Us All: Creating a School-Wide Program that Integrates Equity, Character Values and Social Justice (PDF |Word)

The Every Teacher Project - EnglishThe Every Teacher Project on LGBTQ - Inclusive Education in Canada's K-12 Schools

The Every Teacher Project is a national research study that was carried out by the University of Winnipeg in partnership with the Manitoba Teachers Society (MTS). Every teacher organization in Canada assisted the researchers and project partners in getting the word out about the initial online survey, where over 3,400 teachers from across Canada participated in the largest study to date worldwide on teachers' perspectives on LGBTQ-inclusive education.

The Every Teacher Project on LGBTQ-Inclusive Education in Canada's K-12 Schools Final Report can be found here in English and French.