October is Child Abuse Prevention Month

October is Child Abuse Prevention Month in Ontario and 2017 marks the 25th anniversary of this campaign.

This year, the Halton Children’s Aid Society is joining the Ontario Association of Children’s Aid Societies (OACAS) and Children’s Aid Societies to raise awareness about the importance of calling Children’s Aid with concerns about the safety or well-being of a child or youth. This year’s campaign specifically highlights the devastating impact neglect—which is classified as a type of abuse—can have on a child or youth.

As part of this campaign, Dress Purple Day will take place October 24, 2017. To launch this provincial day of action, the CN Tower will be lit purple on October 23rd from sunset to sunrise. (A standard set light show will run for eight minutes at the top of every hour.)

We want to thank the City of Burlington, ON for proclaiming October as Child Abuse Prevention Month and October 24, 2017 as Dress Purple Day in the City of Burlington.

If you have concerns about a child call:


Click here for more information on reporting abuse.

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Burlington Office 1445 Norjohn Court Burlington, ON L7L 0E6
Milton Office 325 Main Street East Milton, ON L9T 1P5
Toll Free: 866.607.KIDS (5437) Phone: 905.333.4441 Fax: 905.333.1844 TTY: 711 (TTY to Voice)
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