FedEx Generation Safe Aims to Reduce the Incidence and Impact of Abuse
TORONTO, Feb. 3 /CNW/ - FedEx Express Canada, a subsidiary of FedEx
Corp. (NYSE: FDX), and the Canadian Centre for Abuse Awareness (CCAA)
today launched a new program aimed at reducing the incidence and impact
of abuse in Canada by teaching children the skills they need to protect
FedEx Generation Safe is a comprehensive program that focuses on the training of community
leaders to offer a wide range of child and youth safety programs in
their respective communities. The program was delivered to more than 50
grade 3 and 4 students today at MPS Etobicoke school, and is planned to
reach more than 20,000 Canadian kids by the end of 2011 alone.
"FedEx has a long history of supporting child safety and education
programs around the world, and it is our hope that the FedEx Generation Safe program will have a positive impact on children and communities across
Canada in the years to come," said Lisa Lisson, president of FedEx
The program covers safety issues at home, at school and in the community
through age ranges 4-8, 9-12, and 13-18. Accordingly, the programs deal
with issues such as safe touching, street proofing, bullying, Internet
luring, and real world safety to name but a few.
Community leaders, once trained and certified by CCAA, can deliver the
program throughout their communities in schools, libraries, day camps,
scouting and guiding groups, churches, etc.
They are able to choose from a comprehensive menu of child safety
programs created by child safety experts, educators and child
development specialists. The programs originated with both Canadian and
U.S. authors and are chosen for their excellence, innovation and ease
"The generous support of FedEx is making it possible for us to train
interested volunteers across Canada who in turn will deliver these
innovative programs to children, youth and adults in their respective
communities and we absolutely thrilled! We know that empowered kids
and informed parents create healthy, safe and strong communities and FedEx Generation Safe will help us create those strong and safe communities," said Trish
Derby, director of the Child Safety & Education Division of the CCAA.
For more information on the FedEx Generation Safe program and how to get involved, please contact Trish Derby at email@example.com
About the Canadian Centre for Abuse Awareness
CCAA has, for the past 17 years, been working to reduce the incidence
and impact of abuse in Canada. The Centre works with over 130 social
agencies across Canada and is a voice for Canadians who want stronger
and safer communities. Please visit www.abusehurts.com
About FedEx Express Canada
Federal Express Canada Ltd. is a global logistics and transportation
company offering domestic and international shipping and electronic
commerce solutions. The company uses advanced package status tracking
systems, automated customs clearance services and a dedicated air and
ground transportation network to serve Canadian and global markets.
FedEx Express Canada employs approximately 5,000 people in over 60
facilities coast-to-coast. For more information, visit www.fedex.ca.
About FedEx Corp.
FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) provides customers and businesses worldwide with
a broad portfolio of transportation, e-commerce and business services.
With annual revenues of $37 billion, the company offers integrated
business applications through operating companies competing
collectively and managed collaboratively, under the respected FedEx
brand. Consistently ranked among the world's most admired and trusted
employers, FedEx inspires its more than 285,000 team members to remain
"absolutely, positively" focused on safety, the highest ethical and
professional standards and the needs of their customers and
communities. For more information, visit www.fedex.com.
SOURCE FedEx Express Canada
For further information:
Canadian Centre for Abuse Awareness
905.967.0687, Ext. 232
FedEx Express Canada