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Toronto Police Service celebrates
International Day of Pink with students

Broadcast time: 13:10
Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Community Partnerships and Engagement Unit

On Wednesday, April 11, 2018, the Toronto Police Service, in partnership with the students at Blessed Cardinal Newman Catholic High School, celebrated the International Day of Pink by highlighting student-based, anti-bullying initiatives and hearing from world-renowned inspirational speaker Tad Milmine.

Students at Blessed Cardinal Newman Catholic High School have been spending the last several weeks developing anti-bullying campaigns and displayed them for the first time at the celebration. Projects included dance and singing performances, videos and other presentations by various student groups.

The International Day of Pink started when a Nova Scotia teen was bullied for wearing a pink shirt to school. His fellow students rallied – by all wearing pink – and showed their solidarity against LGBTQ-based discrimination.

The Toronto Police Service would like to thank the following community partners for their support and dedication to making this year’s International Day of Pink event a success:

- Toronto Police Service LGBTQ Community Consultative Committee
- Blessed Cardinal Newman Catholic High School
- Toronto Catholic District School Board
- Amazing Party Store

For anyone who is a victim of bullying, has witnessed bullying, or who is a bully, there are resources available. Please visit any of the following websites for support:

Toronto PFLAG
Kids HelpPhone
SOY - Supporting Our Youth
The 519 Community Centre
Egale Canada

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Meaghan Gray, Corporate Communications