Pink Shirt Day began in 2007 when a student in Nova Scotia was bullied for wearing a pink shirt to school. It has since been recognized annually worldwide as a day to stand against bullying. Pink Shirt Day encourages Albertans to be inclusive, welcoming and supportive with colleagues, clients, friends and family. Building healthy relationships is one of the best ways to prevent bullying and create safe environments. [i]
We have collected some resources to support our HR community in learning more about Workplace Bullying.
ALIS - Career, Learning and Employment Information for Albertans Bullies at Work: What to Know and What You Can Do
Explore what workplace bullying is, who are bullies, what are the effects of workplace bullying, how can you tell if you’re a target, what can you do if you’re being bullied, what can you do if the bullying continues and what to do if you witness workplace bullying.
Cenera Pink Shirt Day: How to Prevent Workplace Bullying
In this article, the human resources consulting and coaching firm Cenera describes how to prevent workplace bullying. They offer practical advice by outlining the policies, procedures, and training that can prevent bullying.
Government of Alberta Workplace Harassment and Violence
Read through the Government of Alberta’s resources that provide context to what workplace harassment and violence is, the legal obligations of all parties involved, workplace harassment prevention plans, and more.
Workers Compensation Board of Alberta Bullying and Harassment in the Workplace Employer Factsheet
This factsheet for employers defines workplace bullying and harassment and outlines what can be done about it. It explains that if an employee develops a diagnosable illness or injury due to bullying, the Workers Compensation Board can provide compensation coverage.
Getting involved in Pink Shirt Day on social is easy.
Wear your pink shirt, take a photo and share it online with the #PinkShirtDay hashtag.
A healthy and inclusive workplace is one where all employees, regardless of position, are treated with fairness, respect, and equality. Additionally, employees have the right to both physical and psychological safety at work.
The materials in the harassment in the Workplace Toolkit have been developed through a partnership between CPHR Alberta and AccessHR Inc. with support provided by the Human Rights Education and Multiculturalism Fund.
The toolkit includes the following resources, intended for use by human resource professionals to support their organization through the development of a harassment prevention and awareness program and the various processes, education and policies that accompany such a program.