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Purple Ribbon Campaign


Every October, Family and Children’s Services of Renfrew County (FCSRC), with the support of many schools, community organizations and a provincial campaign – promotes the important role that adults and communities play in supporting vulnerable children, youth and families. On Dress Purple Day – October 24 – we celebrate the community that cares for kids and share the message that help is available and no one is alone.

Purple Ribbon Community Events

As part of the 2019 Purple Ribbon Campaign, FCSRC staff will be available at a number of family-friendly recreational facilities across the county in October. This is an opportunity for community members to learn more about their responsibility to keep children safe as well as helpful information to share with their own children to support their safety. We are grateful to the many venues supporting our community education campaign, including Hugli’s Blueberry Ranch, the Nick Smith Centre, Kinsmen Pool Pembroke, Dundonald Hall Petawawa, Renfrew’s Opeongo Bowldrome and the Deep River Bowling Alley.  For details of these community events, please visit our Facebook Page – Family and Children’s Services of Renfrew County.

Dress Purple Day: October 24

On October 24, schools, businesses, organizations and individuals are encouraged to support Dress Purple Day by wearing purple. Purple Ribbon T-shirts can be purchased at any of the Purple Ribbon Campaign events for $10 each or online at To support this day, OACAS has made online classroom resources available to help teachers make the day a meaningful and engaging learning opportunity for students at FCSRC is also hosting a contest to encourage schools to participate. Participating classrooms are encouraged to take pictures and share at #DressPurpleRenfrewCounty, and if on Facebook to tag Family and Children’s Services of Renfrew County.  Those who participate will have a chance to win pizza for the entire class.


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