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Statement from Mayor Nancy Peckford on Dress Purple Day

October 27, 2021

Mayor Nancy Peckford issued the following statement on behalf of Council for Dress Purple Day:

Every October Children’s Aid Societies, in partnership with social service associations, governments and community organizations across Ontario, raise awareness about the important role that individuals and communities play in supporting vulnerable children, youth, and families. 

This campaign is more important than ever since the COVID-19 pandemic has created additional stressors in communities across the province, including our own.

North Grenville is an incredibly caring community, and each and every one of us have the chance to play a role in supporting all of our children, youth, and families. Please join me and my Council colleagues on October 27th by dressing in purple to show support for youth, children and families in our community who are facing challenges.

Learn about the resources and supports available in this community. North Grenville is a compassionate community where everyone should have the opportunity to thrive.

For more information visit www.oacas.org/dresspurpleda

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Links to Community Support Services:

Victim Services of Leeds and Grenville: 1-800-939-7682 | www.vslg.ca

Children’s Mental Health of Leeds & Grenville: 613-498-4844 | www.cmhlg.ca/

Lanark, Leeds & Grenville Mental Health and Addictions: 1-866-499-8445 | https://llgamh.ca/

Family & Children’s Services of Lanark, Leeds, & Grenville: 1-855-667-2726 | https://fcsllg.ca/

Connect Youth: helps vulnerable youth who are not safe at home. http://connectyouth.ca/   

For the full list of community supports visit: www.northgrenville.ca/coronavirus

For more Information Contact:
Jill Sturdy, Corporate Media Relations Officer

613-258-9569 ext. 168