Dress Purple Day Campaign 2017

Dress Purple

On Tuesday, October 24, 2017 communities across Ontario will DRESS PURPLE to break the silence and show their commitment to children’s rights to safety and well-being. On Dress Purple Day we acknowledge that it takes a village to keep kids safe. Everybody in the community plays a role in supporting children’s rights.

In 2017, Children’s Aid Societies will be working collaboratively during Child Abuse Prevention Month and Dress Purple Day with Boards of Education, a key partner in supporting the safety and well-being of children and youth. Resources to support boards of education and schools are available below.


DRESS PURPLE DAY Resources for Teachers from JK-Grade Five. This includes lesson plans and activities for teachers to make Dress Purple Day meaningful for students.


Bilingual Poster Kits

Download DRESS PURPLE DAY key messages.

For the OACAS social media package associated with this campaign, please contact public_editor@oacas.org.

You can also purchase promotional items to support the campaign.

To order “It takes a village” purple t-shirts, contact us by October 4.


Bilingual Web Banner and e-Signature Kits

This live map shows all the boards of education across Ontario participating in DRESS PURPLE DAY.

This live map shows all the schools across Ontario participating in DRESS PURPLE DAY.

Click the top left button on the map to toggle on and off different regions so you can find your school!