MEDIA ADVISORY - Speak Up for Kids Toronto urges Torontonians to protect children and youth from abuse and neglect

TORONTO, Oct. 6, 2015 /CNW/ -

WHAT:

Official Launch of Speak Up for Kids Toronto Campaign


Two former youth in care will use their voices as spoken word poets to support a public awareness campaign to remind Torontonians that everyone has a role to play in protecting children and youth from abuse and neglect. Speak Up for Kids Toronto is a collaborative venture between Toronto's four Children's Aid Societies, Boost Child & Youth Advocacy Centre and the Toronto Police Service. The launch of this campaign coincides with Child Abuse Prevention Month, which is observed across Canada in October.



WHO: 

Emcee: John Moore, Morning Show Host, Newstalk1010


Performers: Spoken word poetry by former youth in care from the Children's Aid Society of Toronto and Jewish Family & Child; Young Creek, Native Youth Drum and Performance Group


Talyah Breslin, Director, Child Welfare, Jewish Family & Child


Karyn Kennedy, President and CEO, Boost Child & Youth Advocacy Centre
Kenn Richard, Executive Director, Native Child & Family Services


David Rivard, Chief Executive Officer, Children's Aid Society of Toronto


Janice Robinson, Executive Director, Catholic Children's Aid Society of Toronto


Mark Saunders, Chief, Toronto Police Service



WHEN:

Thursday, October 8, 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.



WHERE:

Toronto Police Headquarters Atrium


40 College Street, Toronto



SOURCE Catholic Children's Aid Society Of Toronto

For further information: Rob Thompson, Director, Communications, Children's Aid Society of Toronto, Telephone: 416-924-4640 ext. 2086, Email: rthompson@torontocas.ca; Anne Rappé, Manager, Communications, Catholic Children's Aid Society of Toronto, Telephone: 416-395-1506, Email: a.rappe@torontoccas.org

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