March 3, 2016 | OnlineVANCOUVER, BC – March 3, 2016 – Last week, CDI College campuses across the country raised over $3,400 at the Pink Shirt Day fundraiser, in support of CKNW Orphan’s Fund and Fondation Jasmin Roy’s anti-bullying initiatives.
CDI College has always been driven by a passion for making a difference in the community, which is why staff and students generously contributed to CDI College’s Pink Shirt Day event. In support of the event, CDI College encouraged all its staff and students nationwide to wear pink shirts, which were available by donation at all campus locations, to show support for anti-bullying programs across the country.
“Anti-bullying is an important cause that hits close to home at CDI College.” said Victor Tesan, President of CDI College. “We are extremely proud of our staff and students who eagerly participated and we look forward to making this an annual event.”
In a recent survey conducted by the Canadian Red Cross, more than half the cases of schoolyard bullying do not get reported to teachers. Statistics also revealed what while over 80 per cent of the time, bullying occurs in the presence of peers, 57 per cent of the time, bullying stops within seconds when a bystander steps in, which is how two high school students from Nova Scotia inspired a nation to stand together against bullying.