Purple Ribbon CampaignCouncillor’s Corner - Wednesday October 19, 2016
Why are people wearing purple ribbons? We wear the purple ribbons as we recognize and participate in the province wide Purple Ribbon Campaign. This campaign creates awareness of child abuse and neglect. Public education and prevention are the best ways to end neglect and abuse of children. The goal of the Purple Ribbon Campaign is for everyone to become more aware of the devastating effect of abuse and neglect and the role each one of us can play in prevention. Everyone is encouraged to learn more about child abuse and neglect, be a good parent, volunteer/foster/adopt, and invest in children and youth. Everyone is encouraged to wear a purple ribbon throughout October to show your support for the fight to end child abuse and neglect.
Our township resolved that the Council of the Corporation of the Township of Hornepayne hereby proclaims and pronounces the month of October 2016 to be Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Month, and urges all citizens to join with Children’s Aid Society of Algoma in ensuring the protection and well being of all children.
Today is October 19th and Ontario will GO PURPLE to support vulnerable children and youth. They have picked this day to have a GO Purple Day Campaign to further raise awareness. You can find our more by visiting www.oacas.org. Our children are the future, lets stand together in protecting them. This is why we wear purple ribbons. #iBREAKthesilence
Sincerely, Cheryl Fort