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Statement from Mayor Nancy Peckford on Dress Purple Day

October 27, 2020

NORTH GRENVILLE, ON – Mayor Nancy Peckford issued the following statement on behalf of Council for Dress Purple Day: 

Every October Children’s Aid Societies across the province raise awareness about the important role that individuals and communities play in supporting vulnerable children, youth, and families.

Dress Purple Day on October 27 is an opportunity to make sure families, especially those facing additional hardships during COVID-19, know that there are resources and services available to help them.

This year more than ever, the COVID-19 pandemic has created additional stressors for families, and in some cases has increased risk for the well-being and safety of children and youth. Ontarians in need of help are encouraged to reach out to the services available in the community, or if they know a young person or family in need of support.

Please learn about the resources and supports available to families in the community.

We all have a role to play in caring for and supporting children, youth, and families.

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Links to Community Support Services:

Victim Services of Leeds and Grenville: 1-800-939-7682 |   
Children’s Mental Health of Leeds & Grenville: 613-498-4844 | 
Lanark, Leeds & Grenville Mental Health and Addictions: 1-866-499-8445 |
Family & Children’s Services of Lanark, Leeds, & Grenville: 1-855-667-2726 |
Connect Youth: helps vulnerable youth who are not safe at home.    

For the full list of community supports visit: 

For more Information Contact:

Jill Sturdy, Corporate Media Relations Officer

613-258-9569 ext. 168