Respect Group Inc.

Respect Group Inc.

December 06, 2011 14:45 ET

Media Advisory: Sheldon Kennedy to Appear Before U.S. Senate Committee Next Week

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Dec. 6, 2011) - Former NHL hockey player Sheldon Kennedy has been asked to appear before the United States Congressional Subcommittee on Children and Families to discuss the work that his organization, The Respect Group, is doing to combat child abuse and bullying.

The subcommittee, chaired by Senator Barbara A. Mikulski from Maryland, is studying "Breaking the Silence on Child Abuse: Protection, Prevention, Intervention and Deterrence. The hearing that Mr. Kennedy will be participating in, takes place on:

Date: Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Time: 10:15AM (EST)
Place: 106 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Constitution Avenue and 1st Street, NE
Washington, DC 20002

The Respect Group operates online education training for coaches, parents and businesses in the areas of bullying, abuse, harassment and neglect. Working with the Canadian Red Cross and a team of expert researchers, the Respect Group has been offering positive, practical training since 2004.

Contact Information

  • Jim Armour
    (613) 266-3132