Eight Things You Should Know About Dress Purple Day 2017

Child Abuse Prevention Month is coming up in October. Here are eight things you probably didn’t know about Dress Purple Day.

1. This year Dress Purple Day takes place on Tuesday, October 24, 2017.


2. Dress Purple Day is a provincial day of action that takes place during the Child Abuse Prevention Month campaign every October.

3. When you Dress Purple on October 24 you are saying:

  • I break the silence about child abuse and neglect.
  • It takes a village to keep kids safe.
  • I am part of the village that keeps kids safe.

4. On Dress Purple Day community members across the province, including Children’s Aid Societies, social service agencies, boards of education, police, and local business owners dress purple to show their commitment to keeping kids safe from abuse and neglect.

5. Last year thousands of elementary and secondary students dressed in purple to speak up for their rights to safety and well-being, and to express their hope that the village will help keep them safe. We will be tracking the schools that participate in this year’s campaign on this interactive map.

6. On Dress Purple Day, Children’s Aid reminds the community that they can help children and youth by calling their local Children’s Aid Society when they are concerned about their safety or well-being.

7. The hashtag for Dress Purple Day is #IBREAKthesilence. Join the conversation and use social media to show off your purple creativity on October 24. Follow us on Twitter at @our_children.

8. You don’t have to dress in purple on Dress Purple Day. Purple hair, purple cupcakes, and purple balloons are also very effective.

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