New Brunswickers encouraged to take part in Pink Shirt Day

It's Pink Shirt Day, and New Brunswickers are encouraged to wear pink to promote diversity and respect in schools, workplaces and communities.

The initiative started in 2007 after two Nova Scotia high school students encouraged their friends to wear pink T-shirts in support of a student who'd been bullied.

Education and Early Childhood Development Minister Brian Kenny said it's an initiative everyone can participate in.

"While the initiative started as a way to promote and celebrate diversity and respect in schools," he said, "the community at large is also encouraged to have a discussion about all types of bullying."

Pink Shirt Day is recognized across Canada on the last Wednesday in February.