Media Release: Workers’ Safety and Compensation Commission Supports Pink Shirt Day

February 24 / 2017

Media Release: Workers’ Safety and Compensation Commission Supports Pink Shirt Day

Iqaluit, NU (February 24, 2017) – Wednesday, in honour and recognition of Pink Shirt Day, employees of the Workers’ Safety and Compensation Commission (WSCC) across Nunavut and the Northwest Territories wore pink in support of anti-bullying, raising a total of $1,034 for the cause.

As in years past, WSCC President and CEO, Dave Grundy, championed employees to show their support on February 22nd by committing to make a donation for every pink shirt worn. WSCC staff rose to the challenge, showed their participation, raised additional funds, and presented the donation to the anti-bullying initiative at the Joamie School in Iqaluit, Nunavut.

Pink Shirt Day, started in 2007 by two students from Nova Scotia in response to the bullying of a fellow student who was harassed for wearing a pink shirt, has grown into a worldwide initiative.

“Bullying continues to be a major problem in our schools, workplaces, and homes – especially in this age where we can regularly access social media anywhere we are,” says Dave Grundy, WSCC President & CEO. “The WSCC strives to promote a culture of workplace safety for all, but what we may not always recognize is that this extends to bullying. Our employees wanted to show that as an organization, we will not tolerate bullying anywhere, or in any form. It is simply unacceptable.”

“This year, we raised more than we ever have for this initiative, and it shows how important this cause is to all of us, on a personal level. We wanted to do our part to support this worthwhile initiative and stand up to bullying.”

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Kim Walker
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