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City of Saskatoon takes part in Pink Shirt Day

For immediate release: Wed, 2022-02-23 09:02
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This Pink Shirt Day, the City of Saskatoon renews its commitment to working together and creating an inclusive workplace where everyone feels safe, valued, and respected. 

“The COVID-19 pandemic has affected us all and highlighted the importance of being kind and respectful of one another. By wearing a pink shirt on this day, we stand together against bullying and advocate for kindness, respect, and inclusivity,” says Terry Schmidt, General Manager of Transportation & Construction.

The City of Saskatoon will be showing their support on the day by encouraging staff to wear pink to raise awareness and providing staff with education and tools on workplace bullying and how to report it.

Watch for Saskatoon Transit vehicles who can be spotted around the city sporting pink t-shirt decals. Roadways, Fleet & Support have also added pink shirt decals to their trucks and graders to raise awareness of the day.

About Pink Shirt Day
Inspired by an act of kindness in small-town Nova Scotia, Pink Shirt Day acts to raise awareness of bullying in schools, workplaces, homes and online, as well as raise funds to support programs that foster children’s healthy self-esteem. To learn more, visit www.pinkshirtday.ca.

Get Social
If you see our fleet vehicles out with pink shirts, snap a picture and tag @cityofsaskatoon @stoontransit with #PinkShirtDay on Twitter.

On February 23, 2022, we encourage everyone to be kind and wear pink to take a stand against bullying.