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Tad Milmine

Calgary, Alberta

 I am honoured to be the voice for those who’ve had theirs taken away by the cruel actions of a few.  I commit to helping those who need it most and spread our message of kindness and understanding daily.  I could never have fathomed my passionate thoughts turning into actions the way they have.  Every day I am inspired to do more, to reach more and to help more.  Although I wish that bullying didnt exist, I am glad that I am doing my part to take a stand against it!

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Andy Buck

Calgary, Alberta

Hi, Andy Buck here, proud VP of Bullying Ends Here!

The sensitive subject of bullying is always in the public spotlight, and we are fortunate to have secured the services of some notable persons to endorse Bullying Ends Here in our upcoming programs, including our Prime Minister, the Right Honourable Justin Trudeau.

None of this would have been possible without the support of the DLC team.

We truly appreciate your belief in us.

Thanks for everything that you continue to do, which in turn allows us to pursue our goal of not only changing lives, but saving them!

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Jenneice Larsen

Calgary, Alberta

I am a mother of two amazing daughters, married to a Jr/Sr high school teacher and an employee at Shell Canada Ltd. I have always thrived to be my true, authentic self and to support others to do the same.

My oldest daughter has one of the kindest, most open hearts and truly wants to be her beautiful, unique, kind self. What I have learned is that the kids in her Elementary school weren’t so accepting of “what is different”. To watch your child go through the experience and not being able to totally shield them from the hurtful actions has been one of the most difficult experiences I have ever encountered.

This is one of many reasons why I wanted to be a part of “Bullying Ends Here”.

I wanted to be a part of the solution and support an individual who saw a call to action based on the story of Jaimie Hubley.

It is people like Tad and those who support him that start the tidal wave of change, one presentation at a time, one person at a time.

“As we let our own light shine, we consciously give other people permission to do the same” – Nelson Mandela

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Lisa Randell

Burnaby, British Columbia

In 2017, Bullying Ends Here had an opening on the Board of Directors, and I was more than happy to join this outstanding, dedicated team.  I had already been to Tad’s presentations, had seen in person how the students related to his story, and supported the program wholly. 

I admire Tad for having the strength to share his personal story, and the commitment to continue to do so for so many years. Bullying and mental health issues have both been part of my own journey, along with so many other people - but most of us don’t have the courage or strength to share our experiences on such a grand scale.  I am grateful that people like Tad can do so, for I know firsthand that there is comfort in learning that “you are not alone”.  It is an important message to share with those who have encountered similar challenges.

 

I am blessed to have known Tad for over half my life, and as a Board Member I am happy to have the opportunity to be able to contribute to Bullying Ends Here in a small scale that I can.

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Debbie Schmidt

Cambridge, Ontario

I love being on The Board of Bullying Ends Here, because it is a proven fact, that Tad is saving lives, not just kids, but adults too. Tad sends a powerful message, that everyone should hear, and his passion for his work, is beyond words.

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Kim McKenney

Ottawa, Ontario

I met Tad many years ago at a DLC Sales Conference in Whistler, BC where he was attending to present his charity, Bullying Ends Here, to mortgage brokers from across Canada. I instantly became friends with Tad and my team embraced him and this charity. Since then, I have had the privilege of hearing Tad present in schools and to my team in the years since meeting him. I have also had the privilege of being a member of the Board of Directors of BEH since 2017. As a mother of two now adult children, I have witnessed the impact of bullying on the well-being of children. I am overwhelmed by the huge impact that Tad has had on children’s lives across Canada and overseas and I am so proud of the openness and honesty that Tad brings to his work. I look forward to continuing to support my friend and this amazing organization.

Kari-Lyn Twidale

Vancouver, British Columbia

While working in the media in February of 2014 Kari-Lyn covered one of Tad’s presentations at a local high school in Richmond, British Columbia. Never in her life had she heard someone speak and captivate an entire gymnasium of students the way Tad did. Tad was able to speak in a manner that made him relatable to every student in attendance. Tad dove deep into the personal challenges he overcame in his life to become the incredible human being he is today.

The impact Tad has on youth is nothing short of miraculous and after seeing the impact on hundreds of youth that day, Kari-Lyn knew she needed to do more. It was at that time she vowed she would do everything she could to assist in end bullying in schools and beyond.

For the past seven years, Kari-Lyn has had the honour of travelling across the country with Tad seeing firsthand the impact he is having on our youth. She is beyond grateful to have had the opportunity to see Tad changing the world one presentation at a time.