Monday, November 19, 2012.
180 René-Lévesque Est
MONTREAL, Nov. 19, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - Quebec's leader in anti-bullying programs is releasing a new poll that shows most Quebecers report bullying is on the rise.
"Bullying is the scourge of the schools," reports Anne Lagace Dowson, PRÉSIDENT Director General of ENSEMBLE - For the respect of diversity. "What is most alarming is our discovery that bullying leaves victims feeling paralysed. Most people who report being bullied also report that they did nothing about the incident."
"Our growing programs are designed to crack through that barrier. We do it on the ground in the schools through dynamic workshops. Empowering witnesses to act in defense of a bullied victim is critical."
This year ENSEMBLE's program will reach 25,000 students in 80 schools across Quebec.
ENSEMBLE (formerly the Tolerance Foundation), with the Association for Canadian Studies,commissioned Léger Marketing to measure the incidence of bullying and intimidation.
The survey was conducted via web panel during the week of November 5th with 2200 respondents.
The media is also invited to attend Ensemble for the respect of diversity's Paul Gérin-Lajoie Prize for tolerance award ceremony to be awarded to Quebec star Dany Turcotte at a cocktail dinatoire at the McCord Museum Monday, November 19, 2012, at 17h30.
SOURCE: ENSEMBLE for the respect of diversity
For further information:
Anne Lagacé Dowson
ENSEMBLE for the respect of diversity
514 842 4848 office
514 244 7941 cell
514 982 2464