In 2007, a Grade 9 student in Nova Scotia faced homophobic taunts and threats of violence for wearing a pink shirt to school. As a sign of support, David Shepard and Travis Price bought and wore pink shirts to school. Other students at the school joined their movement to show support and send a message to the school community that homophobia and bullying would not be tolerated. Once again, OSSTF/FEESO members will join together to wear their commitment to the International Day of Pink on Wednesday, April 12, 2023.
OSSTF/FEESO is committed to supporting community organizations and therefore is recommending these two organizations from which to purchase pink t-shirts:
District or Bargaining Unit purchasing these t-shirts are eligible to expense them under Provincial Account #2085 – Advancing Human Rights Special District Programs. Leaders and Members can further support anti-bullying initiatives in 2023 by planning activities and learning opportunities using helpful resources from OSSTF/FEESO and the following external organizations:
If you have any questions, please contact Vanessa.Stoby@osstf.ca.