Statement on International Day of Families

Premier Dennis King issued the following statement recognizing International Day of Families:  

“Families play an important role in defining who we are as people. They are the heartbeat of our communities, and they have the important responsibility of guiding our children and shaping the future of our society.

As we recognize and celebrate International Day of Families, let’s take the time to think about what family means to us, to recognize the issues and challenges faced by families, and to identify ways to create equal opportunity for all families to thrive. As a government, we are working together with communities, organizations and groups to address the economic and social realities facing Island families every day. COVID-19 has placed unimaginable pressures on Island families and we are responding with supports and resources to assist children, parents and caregivers. 
We have seen so many wonderful and creative examples of how families, both related and chosen, have come together, while staying apart, to support one another and their communities through these unprecedented times. Family comes first and we will continue to be there for Island families as they have been there for us. As we move into the long weekend, let’s cherish the time we spend with family and continue to be there for one another.” 

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