The Green Ribbon of Hope Campaign
The Green Ribbon is recognized as a symbol to remember missing children and to seek their safe return. It is also used as an expression of our thoughts for missing children, their families and friends.
The History of the Green Ribbon of Hope
The concept of the Green Ribbon of Hope originated with students and faculty of Holy Cross Secondary School in St. Catharines following the abduction and subsequent murder of one of their students, Kristen French. In memory of this tragedy, the students and faculty directed that their idea for the green ribbon be used exclusively by Child Find Canada as an avenue to increase national public awareness and to raise funds to support our education and search programs for missing children.
Month of May
Every year, Child Find Saskatchewan holds the Green Ribbon of Hope Campaign. It begins on May 1st and continues throughout the month of May. The aim is to increase public awareness about National Missing Children’s Day on May 25th and the missing children issue in Canada.
During the month of May, businesses in the community are asked to show their support and concern of the missing children’s issue by placing a donation box in their establishments and businesses and by prominently wearing a green ribbon. The Green Ribbon Campaign will enable Child Find Saskatchewan to continue their mandate of assisting law enforcement in the search process for missing children and youth to raise awareness of the issue of missing people in Saskatchewan.