Proclamation - Dress Purple Month, October 2022

Event: Dress Purple Month

Date: October 2022

“Whereas during the month of October, Children’s Aid Societies across the province raise awareness about the important role that individuals and communities play in supporting vulnerable children, youth, and families through the provincially recognized Dress Purple Day campaign (formerly known as Child Abuse Prevention Month); and

Whereas Dress Purple Month is marked by a purple ribbon; and

Whereas every child is entitled to be loved, cared for, nurtured, and secure and to be free from neglect, as well as from verbal, emotional, sexual and physical abuse; and

Whereas Northumberland County faces a continuing need to support community-based programs to prevent child abuse and neglect; and

Whereas it is the responsibility of every adult who comes in contact with a child to protect that child’s unconditional right to a safe, nurturing childhood; and

Whereas Northumberland has dedicated individuals and organizations who work daily to counter the problem of child abuse and neglect and to help parents obtain the assistance they need; and

Whereas our community is stronger when all citizens become aware of child abuse and neglect prevention, and, become involved in supporting parents to raise their children in a safe, nurturing environment;

Now Therefore Be It Resolved That I, Warden Robert Crate, on behalf of the Northumberland County Council, do hereby proclaim the month of October as Dress Purple Month in Northumberland County, and encourage all citizens to help spread the word that keeping children safe is everyone’s responsibility, and to show your support and help raise awareness by wearing purple on Dress Purple Day, Thursday, October 27, 2022."

Dated this 21st day of September, 2022

R.J. (Bob) Crate, Warden