This year, we are excited to launch this new initiative. Starting with 10 cities across the country we are helping mayors sit down with youth from their communities to have frank discussions about bullying, discrimination, and how to stop it. Through these conversations we aim to empower youth to talk about these important issues and to foster a better understanding of how we can move forward. The Day of Pink Dialogues are very much about taking the Day of Pink one step further. It’s not just about being a visible ally (by wearing a pink shirt) its about listening and standing both with and for those who are affected by bullying and discrimination and making concerted efforts to make things better.
The target time frame for the dialogue is any time between March and the Day of Pink (April 13, 2016). We’d love to highlight and share the dialogues here on the site in our blog, so the earlier they get in the better. That being said, the date isn’t set in stone – these valuable and important conversations can (and should!) happen year round.
Our hope is to expand this initiative to have official Day of Pink dialogues in every city and with all levels of government and administration!
Start your own conversation!
Want to talk about your community? Contact your principal, vice-principal, school trustee, councilor, mayor, provincial representative, or Member of Parliament and ask them to sit down and talk with you and other interested youth!
The guides below can help you and them plan a successful and productive conversation!
And don’t forget to send us an email telling us all about it! Include pictures too!
Download our guide books here:
We are proud to have confirmed a number of official dialogues for Day of Pink 2016! Make your dialogue official or for more information, please connect with our Coordinator Emily : firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you to the following community leaders for hosting Dialogues.
Grand Prairie, AB – Mayor Bill Given
Strathcona-Sherwood Park, AB – MLA Estafania Cortes-Vargas
Victoria, BC – Mayor Lisa Helps
Winnipeg, MB – Mayor Brian Bowman
Fredericton, NB – Mayor Brad Woodside
Halifax, NS – Mayor Mike Savage
Toronto, ON – Mayor John Tory
- Toronto, ON – Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam
Sudbury, ON – Mayor Brian Bigger
Espanola, ON – Councillor Stewart Meikleham
Regina, SK – Mayor Michal Fougere
Whitehorse, YK – Mayor Dan Curtis
- Dialogue hosts will be confirmed for the following regions shortly: Edmonton, AB; Vancouver, BC; St. John’s, NF; Hamilton, ON; Kingston, ON; Ottawa, ON; Montreal, QC; and Yellowknife, NWT
Partner events include:
- Waterloo Regional Police: #5daysofpink at Waterloo Region