Government of Canada Taking Step In Right
Direction In AddressingNational Concern Of Bullying
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The national Anti-Bullying charitable organization BullyingCanada
iscommending Honourable Vic Toews, Canada's Public Safety Minister,
andScott Armstrong, MP for Cumberland-Colchester-Musquodoboit Valley
fortaking a stand for Canada's youth when it comes to bullying.
"Bullying is a serious trauma that many of us have had to face in
ourlives. Working together to promote a safe environment for youth is
heexact remedy we need" said Katie Neu, Co-Executive Director
ofBullyingCanada. "I'm very pleased to see that the Government is
takinga national interest in ensuring that bullying is being addressed
forthe youth of Canada" added Rob Frenette, Co-Executive Director.
The Harper government, through Public Safety's National CrimePrevention
Centre, has developed resources on evidence-based programsto address
bullying. In addition, the RCMP actively reaches out tocommunities to
provide information on bullying-related issues, such asthrough the WITS
(Walk Away, Ignore, Talk it out, Seek Help) pilotprogram, which is active
in Nova Scotia and five other provinces. TheRCMP also operates DEAL.org, a
by youth, for youth web-based programthat offers resources on issues such
as bullying and cyberbullying. BullyingCanada is a nationally registered
anti-bullying charity thatprovides support, information and resources on
the topic of bullyingfor youth, parents and educations from across Canada.
BullyingCanadaoperates a 24/7 support line, a scholarship program as well
ascorporate school and workplace training.