The Saskatchewan government is giving both the Canadian Red Cross and Saskatoon Restorative Action Program 150-thousand-dollars for their anti-bullying programs in Saskatchewan schools.
The Red Cross and Saskatoon RAP program both continue to be active in classrooms, with the RAP program having workers in nine Saskatoon High Schools to bring bullying victims and their bullies together to work their programs together.
Bronwyn Eyre, Minister of Education, said funding these two programs is not new for the provincial government.
“We’ve provided 470-thousand since 2013, to these two partners and that’s continued this year so to Restorative Action and to the Canadian Red Cross, they both offer somewhat different programs but are both great partners and they do great work,” Eyre told 620 CKRM.
The two organizations are helping the government with the Saskatchewan Action Plan to address bullying an cyberbullying in the province.