Mission Statement

The ZONED Comic Contest (ZCC), in partnership with Shriners Hospitals for Children – Canada, reaches out to children, teenagers, their schools and indeed, the whole community to foster tolerant, inclusive, safe spaces wherein bullying has no place. The purpose of the Zoned Comic Contest, and the Website itself, is to give children a safe and welcoming forum to think about and write about the causes and effects of bullying and strategies for dealing with it. We also encourage the writing on ideas of difference and sameness, which have historically tended to divide individuals and represent an underlying cause of bullying. It is our vision that tolerance and inclusivity flow from understanding.