Bullying Ends Here
Bullying Ends Here
Prairieaction Foundation has a mandate to assist in funding research and initiatives that focus on finding solutions to abuse and violence. We accomplish this through partnering with universities and providing funding to the RESOLVE centres in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta, making project funding available to community agencies to address abuse and violence, and recognizing and rewarding groups of youth who demonstrate leadership in promoting non-violence.
Our latest initiative involves sponsoring Tad Milmine to provide his anti-bullying message to ten schools in each of Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta during the 2018-19 school year. Tad is a police officer with Calgary Police Service and the man behind “Bullying Ends Here”. Since 2011, Tad has been speaking out against bullying at high schools and youth organizations across the country and around the world. He is internationally known as a dynamic and effective presenter in delivering his message to youth and was recently recognized and honoured for his dedication and exemplary commitment as a recipient of the Canadian Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers. Please visit the “Bullying Ends Here” website at https://www.bullyingendshere.ca/.
Tad began his PrairieactionFoundation sponsored tour in October with presentations to the students in three Winnipeg schools – Argyle, David Livingstone and Ecole Stanley. This was followed by presentations to students in three Edmonton schools – Father Leo Green, St. Elizabeth Seton and St. Dominic. November saw Tad back in Winnipeg to deliver the “Bullying Ends Here” message to students at Isaac Brock, Gordon Bell, Ecole George V, William Whyte, and Isaac Newton Schools. PrairieactionFoundation is currently working with Tad to arrange seven additional presentations in Alberta to be completed by the end of the school year.
In December 2017, responding to the youth suicide crisis in the northern part of the province, Saskatchewan’s Advocate for Children and Youth releaseda special report. Shh… LISTEN!! We Have Something to Say lists several “Youth Calls to Action”; the first is “Stop Bullying”. PrairieactionFoundation answered this call by focusing on the North when planning the presentations for Saskatchewan. In mid-January, Tad spent two weeks presenting to the students at Rossignol High School in Ile-a-la-Crosse, Valley View School in Beauval, Minahik Waskahigan School in Pinehouse Lake, Twin Lakes School in Buffalo Narrows, Dene High School in La Loche, Churchill High School in La Ronge, Hector Thiboutot School in Sandy Bay, and Creighton Community School in Creighton. He rounded the two-week tour off on January 16thwith a presentation to students at Ecole McIsaac and Ruth Betts Schools in Flin Flon, Manitoba. In April, Tad will deliver his message of positive change and acceptance to students at Charlebois School in Cumberland House and Stony Rapids School in Stony Rapids, one of Saskatchewan’s northern fly-in communities.
In speaking of the presentations sponsored by Prairieaction Foundation in the North, Tad said, “I have met some of the kindest, most loving and resilient people. I don’t think I will ever be able to describe my experiences with words. My eyes are open, ears are listening and I am going to do all that I can to help! My passion is stronger than ever before.” In reviewing the social media responses from students, and speaking with teachers, it is evident that Tad’s uplifting “Bullying Ends Here” message is making a difference in the lives of many of our youth. PrairieactionFoundation is proud to be playing a part in making that change happen.