DRP Deputy Chief Scott Burns was on hand as officials from the Durham Children's Aid Society (CAS) celebrated the 20th Anniversary of the Purple Ribbon Campaign.
October is Child Abuse Prevention Month and the province-wide purple ribbon initiative started right here in Durham Region 20 years ago. Over the past two decades the purple ribbon has been adopted and recognized by Children's Aid Societies and community partners across Ontario.
By wearing or displaying a purple ribbon, residents can spread the message that it takes a community to protect children and youth from abuse. The well-being of our children is a community responsibility and DRP works closely with Durham CAS officials to protect young people in our region. We are pleased to support the purple ribbon campaign and to celebrate 20 years of partnering with the CAS.
The theme for this years campaign is I Am Your Children's Aid and it tells the stories of youth, families, foster and adoptive parents and workers, whose lives have been touched by Children's Aid.
Residents are asked to visit useyourvoice.ca to find out more information about child abuse and neglect, what to do if you suspect a child may be in need of protection, what happens when you call CAS, and how you can help.
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Deputy Burns, Durham CAS Executive Director Wanda Secord and Durham District School Board Superintendent of Education Doug Crichton (JPG file, 162.1K bytes)