Give Respect Get Respect 2015-2016 Halton School Challenge 
Give Respect Get Respect theatre presentation 

The Halton Regional Police Service, Halton Region, Halton District School Board, Halton Catholic District School Board and independent schools in Halton recognize the profound importance of creating safe and inclusive communities. All young people have the right to feel safe, cared for, and that they belong. The Give Respect ~ Get Respect Movement aims to spread the message of respect and healthy relationships, inviting all Halton community members to "Join the movement!"

Halton students in grades six to twelve are challenged to develop creative arts-based public service messages of:

Promoting Positive Relationships and Positive Mental Health at Home, School and in the Community

What is bullying?

Entries may communicate positive messages about:

  • Promoting equity and diversity
  • Personal well-being and self esteem
  • Healthy relationships, bullying prevention and being an upstander
  • Building a positive climate and belonging at school and in the community

Winning Categories include:

  • Best Poster
  • Best Video
  • Best Original Song

Secondary and elementary student submissions will be judged separately.

Winning entries will be part of an ongoing bullying prevention campaign, and displayed publicly across Halton Region.

How do I Enter

For the HDSB please review the attached document on Rules for submissions to your board.

For the HCDSB please contact your Safe Schools Department for compete rules and submission instructions.

Note: internal submission dates vary by school board.

Use our winning entries and spread the word!

Schools, Educators and Professional Student Support Staff

  • Bullying prevention messaging
  • In the classroom and to enrich curriculum
  • Parent/guardian engagement events
  • Share with your Safe School Action Team
  • On your school website, in your newsletters, engage students and staff using hallway TV monitors
  • Amplify student voice, build positive school climate and promote positive mental health at workshops, conferences, in-services and individual/group work with students


  • Use social media to share entries that inspire you!
  • Support a friend using one of our videos, posters or songs
  • Use videos and songs to support your school projects
  • Boost initiatives that promote making school a safe and inclusive place for everyone
    (Gay Straight Alliances, Me to We clubs, Social Justice Clubs)


  • Share through social media
  • Encourage your children and other young people to use their voices to promote respect by submitting an entry
  • Use to engage other parents and adults who work with young people

Community Members and Professionals

  • Show our winning entries in your workshops, trainings and groups in the community with adults and young people alike
  • Encourage young people to "join the movement" and submit an entry
  • Promoting student voice and healthy relationships builds Developmental Assets in the lives of our young people!
  • Learn how schools, educators, students, parents/guardians , community and professionals can support the movement

2014-2015 Winners:
Click here to access all the submissions.

2013-2014 Winners:
Click here to access all the submissions.

2012-2013 Winners:
Click here to access all the submissions.

2011-2012 Winners:
Click here to access all the submissions.

2010-2011 Winners:
Click below to view three of the four award-winning 2010-2011 challenge submissions.

Bullying Awareness Poster 2011
Bullying Awareness Calendar 2011
Bullying Awareness Video 2011

For more information, contact:

Constable Mike Dinsmore
905-825-4747 ext. 5169

The Give Respect, Get Respect Committee acknowledges the following organizations for generously supporting the 2012-2013 Halton School Challenge:

Give Respect Get Respect Sponsors