2019 February 25
Cst Jeff Palmer
604 925 7429 Desk
It's always time to stand together against Bullying. West Vancouver Police are ready to join our community and school partners this week proudly wearing pink to proclaim a community wide committment to safe schools and communities.
We are grateful for another year teaming up with students and staff of West Vancouver Schools, the Squamish First Nation and our public safety partners at West Vancouver Fire and Rescue and West Vancouver Bylaw Services on Pink Shirt Day 2019!
Wednesday, February 27th marked this important annual event emphasizing the importance of a united stand against bullying. West Vancouver Police proudly join our partners every year in marking Pink Shirt Day events throughout West Vancouver Schools.
The Annual Pink Shirt Day campaign began in 2007 in Nova Scotia, after a group of high school students wore pink t- shirts to support a fellow student. The campaign has grown into a nationwide reminder of the importance of countering peer victimization.
West Vancouver Police work actively throughout the year with youth, schools, youth organizations and other police agencies to build greater understanding around the need to prevent violence and ensure that students have access to needed support.
West Vancouver School District’s 17 public schools promote inclusion and respect to set a positive school climate with various year-round activities and clubs.
West Vancouver Police work in close partnership with the Squamish Nation through the Integrated First Nations Unit (WVPD/RCMP) and our Patrol Division.
Police encourage you to take Pink Shirt Day as an opportunity for discussion with children and young people to help provide strategies to build healthy relationships and communities. Be alert to changes in your child's behaviour. Discuss any developing concern with school staff or contact West Vancouver Police Youth Liaison officers at 604-925-7300
Visit www.erasebullying.ca for information and excellent parent and youth resources or visit resource links below.
Youth in BC www.youthinbc.com
Kids Help Phone www.kidshelpphone.ca
Need Help Now www.needhelpnow.ca