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2018 respect award - benjamin murray

The 2018 respect. Award was presented to Benjamin Murray at Diversity Thunder Bay’s 12th Annual Celebration Breakfast for the United Nations International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. more

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Commit to respect. Join the Initiative.

Creating a respectful community is everyone’s responsibility and it begins with you & me. Join organizations from across the city and commit to respect today. more

 Respect Video Highlights

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See how we are furthering the message of respect. and sharing what respect. means to individuals in our community. more  

Creating a respectful community is everyone's responsibility

The City of Thunder Bay is embracing and promoting respect., an initiative developed and practised by students and staff at Confederation College.

This initiative is being extended to Thunder Bay through the City's Anti-Racism Advisory Committee and Crime Prevention Council. Our community proudly embraces the respect. initiative practised by Confederation College and its students. The goal is to raise awareness of how people should treat one another.

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Respect Award

The respect. award recognizes an individual, business, or organization that:

  • promotes attitudes, beliefs and behaviours that recognize the importance of human dignity
  • provides leadership to foster respectful behaviour

To learn more about this award and past winners visit the respect. award page.


The THINK Campaign was developed in partnership with the Thunder Bay Crime Prevention Council, Thunder Bay Police Service and Thunder Bay District Crime Stoppers, in recognition of Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week (Nov 16-22, 2014), and to address the issue of cyber-bullying.

Based on the principles of respect. THINK promotes respectful, responsible, and positive use of social media.

Everyone is encouraged to ask themselves five key questions before they Facebook, Text, Tweet, Instagram, YouTube, and SnapChat.
Is what you are sending: 

  • True?
  • Helpful?
  • Inspiring?
  • Necessary?
  • Kind?

Download the THINK Poster  Adobe PDF, 1 pages, 2.62 MB

Teaching Kids about Respect

It's important for children and youth to learn about respect. early. The Thunder Bay Public Library embraces respect. as one of the key pillars in their Children's & Youth Services mandate. They have put together booklists of recommended titles for those who are looking to instill and nurture the virtue of respect in their family, group or classroom. We hope that you find this resource useful. 

Children's Books Lists on Respect:

Respect Highlights in the Media 

March 22, 2013 Respect Initiative Growing
March 20, 2013 Be Active Kids Make Their Voices Heard
March 19, 2013 Respect Taken To Higher Level
March 18, 2013   Respect It Begins With You & Me