Pink Shirt Day 2024: UFCW 1518 Members Take a Stand Against Bullying in Their Communities

UFCW members wearing pink shirts in recognition of Anti-Bullying Day. Image of button with cartoon graph of two heart-shaped cartoons hugging. Text behind cartoons reeds "Choose Kindness" and "#PINKSHIRTDAY"


Today is Pink Shirt Day in Canada, and UFCW 1518 members are reaffirming their commitment to building safe communities.

16 years ago, two 12th grade students in Nova Scotia distributed pink shirts in solidarity with a classmate facing bullied for wearing a pink polo. Their act of kindness and compassion gave rise to this annual reminder of the role and responsibility we all play in fostering safe, inclusive communities.

Bullying can take place in any setting—whether at schools, online, or in our workplaces, it affects individuals regardless of age, race or gender identity. Whether it’s bullying in the classroom, intentional misgendering at the office, or harassment of union activists in the workplace—bullying has no place in our communities and we stand united against harassment in all its forms.

The fight against bullying and harassment is intrinsic to union activism. UFCW 1518 members across BC and the Yukon work daily to create fair, safe, and inclusive workplaces for themselves and their colleagues.

We encourage all UFCW 1518 members to proudly wear pink and stand with us to reaffirm our commitment towards ensuring that bullying and harassment are unwelcome in our communities not just on Pink Shirt Day, but everyday.

On Pink Shirt Day, we encourage all UFCW 1518 members to proudly wear pink, uniting in our shared commitment to ensuring that bullying and harassment have no place in our communities, not just on this day but every day.