“I’m proud to join millions of Albertans and Canadians on Pink Shirt Day in taking a stand against bullying in all its forms. Bullying is never acceptable and always preventable, especially when we work together as allies.

“Each and every one of us has the power to make a difference by creating safe and inclusive environments wherever we go. Sometimes it is the smallest actions that make the biggest difference. By demonstrating kindness and modelling healthy relationships with our friends, family, co-workers and within our community, we can help prevent bullying and the devastating long-term health and social impacts it can have.

“If you are experiencing bullying, please know that help is available by calling or texting the confidential 24-7 Bullying Helpline at 310-1818 or by using the online webchat.”

Searle Turton, Minister of Children and Family Services

“All students have the right to feel safe, welcome and included. On Pink Shirt Day, we follow in the footsteps of the courageous students who started it all back in 2007, standing up proudly to show that bullying has no place in school – or anywhere else.

“When we wear our pink shirts each year, we’re reminding ourselves and each other that doing the right thing is even more powerful when you do it together. Whether in the classroom or out in the community, making sure nobody is left out is a simple way to foster a culture of kindness.”

Demetrios Nicolaides, Minister of Education