Ledcor Cares

Pink Shirt Day at Ledcor Raises Over $6,300 for Kids Help Phone

March 3, 2016

Pink Shirt Day at Ledcor Raises Over $6,300 for Kids Help Phone

The first-ever Pink Shirt Day at Ledcor was a great success with hundreds of Vancouver and Edmonton employees showing their support for anti-bullying.

By making a donation to the campaign, employees received a pink Ledcor t-shirt that helped raise both awareness for anti-bullying and over $6,300 to support Kids Help Phone.  

“When our employees come together to support a cause like Pink Shirt Day, that’s when the Ledcor Cares spirit is most evident,” said Peter Hrdlitschka, President of Canada Construction and the executive sponsor of the event.

Pink Shirt day started in Nova Scotia in 2007, when two boys wore pink in solidarity with other students who were being bullied for wearing the color. Now, the movement has grown into a national campaign to show that bullying in the workplace, homes, over the internet, and in schools will not be tolerated.

Held on February 24, 2016, approximately 535 Ledcor employees representing 17 sites and four offices participated by wearing a pink shirt.

Kids Help Phone is a Canadian and world leader in providing youth with free and anonymous 24/7 counselling services. The Kids Help Phone committee at Ledcor will be planning more events this spring in the lead-up to the annual Walk so Kids Can Talk campaign on May 1.

To learn more about Kids Help Phone and the services they provide, please visit https://www.kidshelpphone.ca/teens/home/splash.aspx

For more information about Pink Shirt Day, please visit http://pinkshirtday.ca/