Beyond the Hurt

In 2016 the Winnipeg Blue Bombers partnered with the Canadian Red Cross to deliver their Beyond the Hurt program to schools in Manitoba. Since then every March players visit 10 schools across the province to speak to youth in grades K-8 about how they can foster healthy relationships and create positive school cultures. In addition, the team will participate in Pink Day each year.

Apply today:

Samantha Mason Friendship Award

Do you know a healthy relationships leader?

The Samantha Mason Friendship Award was created by the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in memory of Samantha Mason, who was a victim of bullying at her school in Winnipeg. Nominate a young person who has taken action in her or his school or community to eliminate bullying by embracing the core values of our Canadian Centre for Child Protection/Blue Bombers Kindness Pledge:

  • I have the power to make a difference. I will not be a bully or a bystander.
  • I can help change the way others are treated in my school, my community and online.
  • Everyone is worthy of friendship, support and respect, therefore, I will choose to share kindness and hope instead of hate and hurt.
  • I have the power to change the story from hate to hope

If you know a young person who embraces this pledge, nominate him or her today using the form below. For more information on Samantha’s story, click here.

Manitoba Mental Health Resources

Manitoba Suicide Prevention and Support Line
1-877-435-7170 (toll-free, 24 hours)

Mood Disorders Association of Manitoba

Anxiety Disorders Association of Manitoba

Manitoba Schizophrenia Society

Klinic Community Health

Kids Help Phone
1-800-668-6868 (toll free, 24 hours)