About Us

How did CDML get started and why?

Can’t Dim My Light was started by Melinda and Erik Karlsson because of a desire to combat bullying and cyber bullying in hopes of breaking down barriers and promoting inclusion, compassion and equality.

What is the relationship with Proud To Be Me?

Proud To Be Me is a wonderful organization that has worked hard in the community of Ottawa to allow people the freedom to be themselves. They promote understanding through events and workshops, positively impact the community through awards and recognition and have created grants to raise awareness.

What is the vision?

By creating awareness on what bullying is and the effect that it has we can create a community where people are free to be themselves and embrace their uniqueness without the fear of being ridiculed or abused verbally, mentally or physically. Being a ‘bully’ is not an identity, it’s a behavior and by shining a light on these behaviors we can help change them and create a society where asking for help is easier and better received.

Where should I direct media inquiries?

Please contact Jody McCombe (jody@ptbm.ca)

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