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Ottawa community rallies behind Dress Purple Day


Throughout the month of October, children’s aid societies across the province advocated for children and youth by raising awareness for their rights. The Ottawa community truly rallied behind the cause, spreading awareness on social media and hosting several internal events!

The campaign peaked with Dress Purple Day on October 24, an annual event that highlights the importance of children and youth feeling safe in their communities. The message is simple: Every child and youth has a right to safety and well-being.

From daycares to healthcare providers, city council to school boards, Ottawa was covered in purple! Schools from all local school boards, both elementary and high schools, were engaged in the campaign and showed their support on Oct. 24. Departments across CHEO were decked out in purple as they advocated for the safety and well-being of the children they serve. Not to mention, members of the Ottawa Police Service wore purple ribbons as a symbol of their role to protect vulnerable children and youth. Together, Ottawa’s core service partners stood up and broke the silence surrounding the safety of young people.

To all those who participated in Dress Purple Day, thank you for your commitment to the children and youth in our community. Your support has allowed for greater awareness amongst community members who can truly help keep kids safe.

If you are concerned for the safety or well-being of a child, please contact us directly at 613-747-7800.

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