On October 24, 2019, staff and students across the Upper Canada District School Board will join organizations across the province for Ontario Dress Purple Day, a day to raise awareness about the role communities play in supporting vulnerable children and families.
The goal is to inform students about their right to safety and well-being, regardless of the situation they are in, and to acquire skills and attributes that lessen their vulnerability to harm. The Ontario Association of Children’s Aid Societies offers teaching resources that schools can access to help facilitate these conversations.
“Students need to feel safe and cared for in all aspect of their lives in order to thrive. It’s important that we let all the youth in our system know that that we care for them, that our school communities are safe places for them, and we will do what we can to ensure they are safe,” says Chair John McAllister.
To learn more about Ontario Dress Purple Day, please visit the Ontario Association of Children’s Aid Societies website at Ontario Dress Purple Day.