Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE)

Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE)

November 19, 2015 16:40 ET

MEDIA ADVISORY: Local child protection workers mark National Child Day with "walkabouts" of LLG communities

BROCKVILLE, ONTARIO and PERTH, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Nov. 19, 2015) - On Friday, local child protection workers will distribute blue National Child Day ribbons and flyers during community walks in Lanark, Leeds and Grenville counties.

The events are being held in Perth, Carleton Place, Brockville, Kemptville, and Prescott with the twin goals of promoting the principles enshrined in the UN Declaration on the Rights of the Child and raising awareness of the importance of their work in preventing and ending abuse and neglect of children and youth.

The workers marking National Child Day are employees of Family and Children's Services of Lanark, Leeds and Grenville and are represented by the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE).

"National Child Day is a special day for those of us who work tirelessly year-round to improve child welfare in our communities," said Karen Maloney, President of CUPE Local 2577.

"We are proud to play a vital role in keeping children and youth safe throughout Lanark, Leeds and Grenville counties. But the day is also an occasion to ask ourselves and our community members to reflect on the ways that we can ensure the best supports and services for vulnerable families, children and youth."

Child protection workers are asking local residents to wear blue ribbons for National Child Day to support for better services for Lanark, Leeds and Grenville children and youth and in solidarity with the frontline workers who work to keep them safe.

Who: Child protection workers and support staff of Family and Children's Services of Lanark, Leeds and Grenville
What: Information "walkabout" to promote the principles of National Child Day and improved services for vulnerable children and youth in Lanark, Leeds and Grenville counties
When: Friday, November 20, from noon to 1:00 p.m.
Where: In Perth: beginning at 8 Harriet Street and fanning out through the downtown core
In Brockville: Parkdale Avenue and Windsor Avenue
as well as in the communities of Carleton Place, Prescott and Kemptville

Contact Information

  • Karen Maloney
    President, CUPE 2577
    613-283-3797 (cell)

    Christina Campbell
    CUPE 2577 (Perth)
    613-259-5073 (cell)

    Allison Reilly
    CUPE National Representative
    613-796-0089 (cell)

    Mary Unan
    CUPE Communications
    647-390-9839 (cell)