We invite you to send a loving reminder to your family and friends about the dangers of carbon monoxide. Simply complete the form below and a Purple Ribbon for Change will be sent along with a
short video from Laurie’s uncle, John Gignac, plus a Home Safety CO Checklist.

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Purple Ribbon for Change

In the days following the loss of Laurie, Richard, Cassandra and Jordan the local community rallied behind this wonderful family. Friends of the children also started a special symbol of remembrance – a purple ribbon (Cassie’s favourite colour) was attached to a puzzle piece (noting Jordan’s battle with autism) for friends and students to wear.

We have adopted the purple ribbon as a touching symbol of the lasting memory of the Hawkins family. We hope it makes you remember Laurie and her family and inspires you to protect your family and
friends from the dangers of CO.

That’s why we call it a “Purple Ribbon for Change.” Change your habits at home to include a heating safety check every fall. Change the alarms you have in your home to include CO alarms. And, change any CO alarms made before 2008 and smoke alarms every 10 years.

Am I protected?

  • I have my heating systems and vents checked and cleaned by a licensed professional before winter each year.
  • I have installed at least one CSA-approved carbon monoxide alarm in my home, outside bedrooms. (One alarm per floor is recommended)
  • I have replaced any CO alarm that is over 5 to 10 years old and installed fresh batteries at least once per year.