#ERASEbullying in sport campaign was first launched on Pink Shirt Day in 2017. It provided the B.C. sport sector an avenue to showcase its commitment to promoting positive, respectful, engaging, accessible and inclusive environments for all participants, and to ensuring a safe sport culture for all British Columbians.
On February 22, 2017 provincial sport organizations were invited to come together to celebrate the Province’s first Declaration of Commitment to erase bullying in sport throughout B.C. The support was outstanding:
The #ERASEbullying campaign is now an annual initiative, taking place on Pink Shirt Day each year, so stay tuned for details on upcoming viaSport #ERASEbullying campaign details.
of B.C. sports organizations surveyed believe sport bullying is a serious problem that needs to be addressed.
of B.C. sports organizations surveyed say they know of athletes who have dropped out of sport because of bullying.
of B.C. sports organizations surveyed say they know of officials, coaches, managers, board members and other volunteers who left a sport due to bullying.