PHD Canada's Big Hug Day supports Ontario's Children's Aid Societies
TORONTO, Feb. 18 /CNW/ - PHD Canada celebrated Big Hug Charity Day on Friday, February 18 with a big human
purple ribbon and "Change for a change" events at Yonge and Dundas
streets and Union Station. PHD, a media buying company, raised
awareness of the needs of children and youth in the care of Ontario's Children's Aid Societies.
While Ontarians celebrate Family Day, PHD brought attention to the need for permanent families for all children
and youth. PHD has partnered with the Ontario Association of Children's Aid Societies to bring light to the fact that children and youth in care want to have
lasting family connections.
"Children and youth need the encouragement of a hug, handshake or a
high-five that they get from being part of a family," said Mike Cooper,
Worldwide CEO, PHD. "That's why we have partnered with Children's Aid Societies in
Ontario, to show everyone that children and youth in care need hugs
too. We can all get involved with our local Children's Aid to make that
a reality by volunteering, fostering or adopting."
PHD has been working with the Ontario Association of Children's Aid Societies (OACAS) as their charitable partner since 2007. Over the years, PHD has
supported the Association's efforts to educate the public about the
many ways they can get involved in protecting and caring for children
and youth in need or at risk. PHD has also sponsored scholarships for
youth in care pursuing post-secondary education.
"Ontario's Children's Aid Societies are grateful for PHD's efforts in raising awareness about children and
youth in care and their generosity in providing youth with
opportunities to achieve their potential," said Mary Ballantyne,
Executive Director, OACAS.
Big Hug Charity Day is a global initiative among PHD offices in Toronto, Montreal, across Europe, Asia and South America.
This year marks the 21st anniversary of PHD Worldwide and as a thank you, the company is
celebrating by giving back to the community in all the regions they
Since 1912, OACAS has represented Children's Aid Societies in Ontario and provided service in the areas of government relations,
communications, information management, education and training to
advocate for the protection and well-being of children. OACAS is the
voice of child welfare in Ontario.
SOURCE Ontario Association of Children's Aid Societies
For further information:
|Marie-Lauren Gregoire ||Victoria Cromie|
|Communications Advisor ||Account Manager|
|OACAS ||PHD Canada|
|(416) 987-9685 ||(416) 324-1782|