SOURCE: CDI College

CDI College (Ontario)

March 03, 2016 15:32 ET

CDI College Raises Over $3,400 for Pink Shirt Day Fundraiser

VANCOUVER, BC--(Marketwired - March 03, 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.

Since its inception in 2008, Pink Shirt Day has raised over $1.2 million dollars in honour of the anti-bullying campaign inspired by two high school students, who witnessed a fellow schoolmate being harassed for wearing pink. The two students purchased pink t-shirts and encouraged fellow students to wear them as a unified symbol against bullying.

About CDI College

For more than 40 years, CDI College has been a leading career training institution helping thousands of students achieve career goals and aspirations. With over 25 campuses across Canada, CDI College offers hands-on training from experienced instructors in a wide range of business, technology, healthcare, early childhood education, art and design, legal, and trades programs. CDI College's practical, hands-on learning experiences prepare students to enter the working world with the skills they need to succeed.

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