Dress Purple to help break the silence around child abuse
During Child Abuse Prevention Month Peel CAS and children's aid societies across Ontario will be working to raise awareness of how we can work together and “Break the Silence,” that often surrounds child abuse.
"Child abuse does exist and we encourage people to call CAS if you are concerned about the safety and well being of a child," says Rav Bains, CEO, Peel CAS. Professionals like teachers, physicians and those who work with children are required to call CAS if they suspect a child may be at risk of harm. However, it is also important for others like friends, family members or neighbours to call if they are worried about a child’s safety and well being. "It's important to make the call if you have a concern about a child," adds Bains. "We all have to work together to keep kids safe."
October 24 is DRESS PURPLE day. Join CAS's across the province and wear purple to raise awareness of how we can all work together to keep children safe.
We are excited to be working with our local school boards to have schools across Peel join us as we DRESS PURPLE on October 24. Peel CAS will also be participating in the province wide I Break the Silence social media campaign.
Don’t have anything purple in your closet for October 24? Peel CAS has #iBREAKthesilence t-shirts available. Shirts are only $5 and can be ordered online here. Shirts are available in a variety of sizes and will be available for pick up at the agency located at 6860 Century Avenue.
Thank you to all our partners for helping us to raise awareness of how we can all work together to keep kids safe.