Join the ‘Orange Ribbon’ campaign

The orange ribbon is a symbol of supervised visitation.
When parents separate, visits or exchanges can be difficult for the whole family. Problems sometimes arise between parents or other family members at the time children are exchanged.
At other times, there may be concern about the visits themselves.
The Supervised Access Program offers families a way to cope with some of these problems. It provides a safe, child-focused, neutral setting where visits or exchanges can take place.
What colour signifies safety better than orange? Orange is a bright colour used to warn people to watch out and take notice.
We want everyone to see the orange ribbon and take notice of children and families in need of this service.
The purpose of the campaign is to use the symbol of the orange ribbon throughout the month of May to raise awareness about the need and impact of supervised visitation.
Family law offices, the courthouse, the health access centre, and other community organizations have taken part in our past orange ribbon campaigns.
Help us spread the word throughout our community—wear your orange ribbon throughout the month of May.
You can pick up your orange ribbon at the Family and Children’s Services office, Suite 200, 240 First St. E. in Fort Frances (the old Fort Frances High School building).
This is our 15th year of operation for the Supervised Access Program in Rainy River District. There are three locations: Fort Frances, Emo, and Atikokan.
For more information about the Supervised Access Program, call Jeanne Pasch, co-ordinator, at 274-0381 or toll-free at 1-800-465-7764, or check out our website