Everyone Matters!

Students celebrate Everyone Matters Day and learn about bullying

Everyone matters at Lakehead Public Schools! On Everyone Matters Day, Wednesday, May 9, approximately 350 students will be observing this very special day and learning about bullying issues and anti-bullying initiatives at the Redwood Park Church.

“Everyone has the right to be who they are, without judgment, shame, attack or marginalization and that is what Everyone Matters Day is all about,” says Jeff Upton, Lakehead Public Schools Education Officer and Chair of the Thunder Bay Crime Prevention Council. “We are pleased to provide this very special learning opportunity for our students to help them further understand the issues around bullying and some of the unique initiatives that are occurring to address bullying.”

Following a welcome by representatives of the Thunder Bay Crime Prevention Council, Mayor Keith Hobbs and Deborah Massaro, the Chair of the Lakehead District School Board, the students will have the opportunity to participate in a number of anti-bullying related presentations including:

  • Taylorpedia
    Taylor Gorrie, Kingsway Park Public School Student
    Melissa Gorrie, Parent
  • Cyberbullying
    Ben Grieve, Constable
    Thunder Bay Police
  • Crestview Anti-Bullying Initiative
    Derek Sawyer, Teacher
    Crestview Public School
  • Westgate – On Track Peer Mediation Program
    Peer Leaders Panel