Pink Shirt Day
February 28, 2018
Pink Shirt Day is celebrated across Canada on the last Wednesday of each February. The day originated in Nova Scotia when a male grade nine student was bullied for wearing a pink shirt on the first day of school. The next day, two of his schoolmates distributed 50 pink shirts to be worn in solidarity against the bullies, and hundreds of others showed up in their own pink shirts. The movement spread across Canada to commemorate youth action against bullying and more specifically against gender policing and anti-gay bullying.
Strategizing Pride in Volunteering
March 13, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location: Community Door (Board Rooms), 7700 Hurontario Street, Unit 601, Brampton, ON L6Y 4M3 [map]
Through this FREE blended learning program, you will learn strategies and explore tools on how to make your not-for-profit’s volunteer engagement more inclusive of the LGBTQ2S+ volunteers.
In a recently carried out survey by the partners of the Pride in Volunteering project, volunteers identifying themselves as part of the LGBTQ2S+ community shared concerns about the lack of safe spaces for volunteering. The Pride in Volunteering Project is the first of its kind in the Region of Peel aimed at diving deep into this challenge by supporting not-for-profit organizations with awareness, strategies, and resources to progress towards becoming more inclusive of the volunteers from the LGBTQ2S+ community.
Registration Opens: 8:45 am to 9:15 am
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Refreshments Provided
Delivery Method: Blended Learning (Webcast, Workshops, Online Learning)
Prerequisite: Igniting Pride in Volunteering
For more info, click here: https://vetch.ca/course/view.php?id=14