End bullying and discrimination in our schools
  • Petitioned Hon. Laurel Broten, Minister of Education

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Ministry of Education
Hon. Laurel Broten, Minister of Education

End bullying and discrimination in our schools

    1. Petition by

      Claudia Van den Heuvel

      Ottawa, Canada

The recent event of a gay youth in Ottawa taking their life because of intolerable levels of discrimination has crystallized the need for urgency and fortitude in our actions.

“It’s just too hard” wrote Jamie “I don’t want to wait 3 more years, this hurts too much. How do you even know it will get better? It’s not.”

This was one of the last documented statements by Jamie Hubley, a local gay youth who tragically took his life on Friday, October 14.

We need to come together as community leaders, educators and concerned citizens and stand up against this injustice.

We cannot continue to take small steps to end these ongoing tragedies. Discrimination and bullying must stop and we must all speak up!

--->> What we are calling for:

We call upon the Ontario Ministry of Education to enforce the safer schools act which protects GLBTTQ youth from discrimination, to pursue more inclusive and equitable curriculum and to enforce that curriculum in all publicly funded Ontario schools.

--->> How you can help:

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--->> What else?

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http://www.change.org/petitions/ottawa-carleton-district-school-board-end-bullying-and-discrimination-in-our-schools

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    • Lebo Radebe OTTAWA, CANADA
      • almost 3 years ago

      Because no one should feel so alone that they resort to taking their own life.

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    • Olivia Le OTTAWA, CANADA
      • almost 3 years ago

      it's a serious and real issue, something more needs to be done.

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    • Keileen Vancoughnett OTTAWA, CANADA
      • almost 3 years ago

      because, bullies are shitfaced.

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    • cheryl clark SYDNEY MINES, CANADA
      • almost 3 years ago

      To put an end to bullying, no matter who you are and where you live. The government needs to step in and start penalizing the offenders,not just give them a slap on the wrist because they are youths. Teach them now what the consiquences are before they grow up and become more violent

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    • Alex Madore CLARENCE-ROCKLAND, CANADA
      • almost 3 years ago

      This is such an important motion, to make schools safer for everyone. Going through a Catholic school as the only gay kid makes you realize how important something like this is. Let's make it better for everyone :)

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