"How to Make Positivity Stick" - Caitlin Haacke

Caitlin is changing the world, one Post-It at a time. At 16, she is the creator of Positive Post-It Day. She uniquely created the event to put an end to bullying after a bully urged her to die. Positive Post-It Day has grown to an international level, celebrated as far as Japan, Brazil, England and the United Arab Emirates.


Caitlin Haacke

Caitlin Haacke is changing the world, one Post-It at a time. At 16, she is the creator of Positive Post-It Day. She uniquely created the event to put an end to bullying after a bully urged her to die. Positive Post-It Day has grown to an international level, celebrated as far as Japan, Brazil, England and the United Arab Emirates. Her CBC National news segment has been viewed over 4 million times. As an anti-bullying advocate, Caitlin has spoken to thousands of kids, adults and elderly across the world about combating bullying with positivity. In addition, she empowers youth to change their world by treating others with kindness, respect and empathy. Caitlin truly believes that positivity and kindness can stop bullying, as well as solve world issues like homelessness, world hunger and violence. Currently, Caitlin attends high school and spends her spare time chairing her city’s Youth Council. She enjoys volunteering and fundraising for charities such as the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Alberta Children’s Hospital, Airdrie Food Bank and The Royal Canadian Legion. Caitlin is also known for her monthly Kindness Campaigns, in which she distributes positive post-its, gas cards, flowers, gifts and groceries to strangers, as well as teddy bears to sick kids. Her goals are to become a human rights lawyer, and one day, Prime Minister of Canada. Caitlin is living proof that anyone can change the world - one act of positivity at a time!

2015Valerie Grant