Woman Abuse Prevention Month (WAPM) begins on November 1st. The entire month is dedicated to mobilizing communities in Ontario to ensure everyone is educated, aware, and willing to help put an end to violence against women.
The Wrapped in Courage campaign—an Ontario Association of Interval and Transition Houses initiative, which started seven years ago—will once again be running in conjunction with WAPM. Please show the community that you support the work being done to end violence against women by wrapping yourself (or your pet) in a purple scarf, tie or pet bandana. And, new this year, we will also be selling purple stone bracelets.
Throughout the month, gentleman participating in this year’s 10 Guys, 25 Ties campaign will be selling ties in our community. These generous individuals have offered to help spread awareness and wrap our community in purple ties, all while raising funds to support our programs and services.
Rally your friends, family and co-workers to wear their purple scarves and ties, or dress their pets in the LOVE bandana. Make sure to send us your pictures! We want to showcase your support or your workplace in our social media feeds. We encourage you to share on your social media too, using the hashtags #ftplace and #wapm.
November 16-23, Global Pet Foods (Orangeville) will be selling LOVE pet bandanas ($15/each – two sizes available) and Wrapped in Courage purple scarves ($20/each – two styles available) on our behalf.
Wrapped in Courage 2017, 2018 and “winter” purple scarves are now available at Orangeville Tailoring throughout the month of November. They have offered to cover 20% of the regular price ($20) – you pay just $16 per scarf.
All of this year’s Wrapped in Courage items can be purchased by visiting our ONLINE SHOP.
Items are also available at the Dufferin Area Family Health Team office located at 1 Elizabeth St, Orangeville.
NOTE: The pet bandanas and purple bracelets are items exclusive to FTP.
Email your pictures to firstname.lastname@example.org. Have questions? Call us at 519-942-4122, ext. 243.
Please click HERE for more information on the Wrapped in Courage Campaign.