This year’s Dress Purple campaign was focused on highlighting the importance of community in ensuring child and youth safety and wellbeing.

York Region CAS is part of the broader children’s services sector, and we rely on the wide network of community services and resources to provide critical services for families.

Leading up to Dress Purple Day, we have been able to communicate that

  1. Everybody in the community play a role in supporting children’s rights.
  2. The paramount purpose of Ontario’s Child, Youth, and Family Services Act, 2017 (CYFSA) is to promote the best interests, protection, and well-being of children.
  3. The importance of early support and intervention for families that are struggling, and equities that exist for many communities.

We acknowledge and thank all individuals and Child Protection Service Providers across Ontario who participated in Dress Purple Day to raise awareness about the supports available to families in Ontario Communities.

Many of our staff Dressed Purple on October 27th, collaborated with our departments and teams, and joined in on an informal virtual conversation regarding what Dress Purple Day means to us!

We were able to raise over $380 from the t-shirts purchased by our staff, and the funds will be donated to York Region Children’s Fund.