Guardians of the Children Canada-TORONTO CHAPTER is recruiting!!!
PRESS RELEASE – Guardians of The Children Toronto Chapter are now recruiting and celebrating 5 years of service to the Toronto and Greater Toronto areas. We serve as a Not for Profit and a Public Benefit Organization where we improve the quality of life in our communities and recognize and take responsible action regarding the REALITY of child abuse. Guardians of the Children (GOC) Toronto Chapter is a community of like-minded motorcycle enthusiasts who are dedicated to protecting the victims of child abuse. While volunteering our time, we partner up with Children Advocacy Agencies, Victim Assistance Groups, and other child-related organizations to raise awareness of the prevalence of child abuse in our neighboring communities. The mission of the Guardians of the Children Toronto is to empower and protect abused children, to remain passionate about keeping children safe, and to raise awareness by educating communities to give these courageous ‘Lil’ Warriors a voice that is heard.
Guardians of The Children Toronto have been awarded the Most Dedicated Child Protection Agency in Ontario Award by LUXlife Parent & Baby Awards 2020, and the North America Business Award for Most Dedicated Child-Victim Support Organization 2020 hosted by New World Report.
All of our members have passed Child Abuse Awareness Training and have cleared Police record checks. We take our commitment very seriously and strive to become a force to stop the cycle of abuse. After all, isn’t that what the children deserve? WHAT DOES A GUARDIAN DO?
There are times when a child or family reaches out in a crisis, we assess their needs and make arrangements to properly address the issues. This could be as simple as taking the child for a ride for ice cream or contacting the appropriate authorities for an immediate reaction, either way… WHEN A CHILD CALLS, WE RIDE! We maintain an ongoing relationship with the child and their family. Children are unaware of the stigma around the biker persona and accept us as their friend, their rock. They rely on us and get their strength knowing that we have their back no matter what. We actively participate in their lives, attending Birthdays, Graduations, and other key milestones. We will do what it takes to make them feel safe and empowered in their own environments. We support the families of the victims of abuse by attending court sessions and tracking the judicial process of the accused. The families, and also the public at large, deserve to know what is happening to the perpetrators at all times. We have allegiances within the system that understand our cause and recognize the need for what we do. We couldn’t do any of it without funding. We have some wonderful sponsors and we host our own fundraising events such as our Annual Empower the Children Motorcycle Ride which is an all-day event filled with music, food, games, draws, and of course, a poker run styled ride sure to be enjoyed by experienced riders and novices alike. Also, we host an annual Children’s Christmas each year where we make it special by giving presents, games, and provide food, and this year we have 25 children and families we support. We are looking for a special gift for each of the 25 children and in addition, a monetary donation that will allow us to ensure that each family supported will be provided this year with the fixings for a holiday dinner. Also, we aim to be able to supply each child with a new winter coat, hat, mitts, boots. Due to COVID-19, we will still be gifting and presenting food, but we are looking into hosting a fun-filled online virtual party this year.
All volunteer members are needed to ensure successful events produce tremendously positive outcomes for the kids. Unfortunately, ABUSERS have not taken a break from COVID, the Children’s PAIN AND TRAUMA has not taken a break from COVID, nor shall we, the GOC. Perhaps the most important role of a Guardian of the Children is to bring awareness and education to the public regarding child sexual abuse in Canada. The legal system shows undue leniency in crimes against children and we need the public’s help to let our Leaders know that the current policy is unacceptable. We also need to teach our children that what they have experienced is not acceptable or normal. If we can do this, the cycle of abuse can be broken.
When you wear the Patch, You are a Guardian of the Children. DON’T LET YOUR SILENCE DROWN OUT THEIR CRIES.