9 CHILD ABUSE AWARENESS On behalf of the City of Summerside I would like to congratulate the PEI Police Association on the publication of their 31st Annual Crime Prevention Guide. Thirty-one years of publishing this informative and timely guide is a wonderful accomplishment. This year’s focus on “Child Abuse Awareness” serves to educate and promote the public’s role in identifying and reporting this terrible crime. The City of Summerside is proud to be a part of this publication and its efforts to inform our population and keep our community safe and healthy. Furthermore, proceeds raised from this Annual Crime Prevention Guide will support Kids Help Phone, a vital resource on Prince Edward Island. In 2020, children in PEI reached out to the Kids Help Phone over 13,000 times, which is 5,000 more contacts than in 2019. It is clear that COVID challenges are impacting mental health on a large scale and we all must support each other. I extend congratulations to all police officers whose dedication and commitment help ensure the safety of our residents and visitors to our community every day. You contribute greatly to our exceptional quality of life on PEI and for that we thank you. Sincerely, Mayor Basil L. Stewart City of Summerside MESSAGE FROM THE MAYOR OF SUMMERSIDE