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Innisfil proclaims World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

Posted on Saturday, June 15, 2024 12:02 AM

Whereas Town of Innisfil’s older adults deserve to be treated with respect and dignity and valued as contributing members of society, imparting a wealth of experience and wisdom in our communities; and

Whereas the International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse, in support of the United Nations International Plan of Action, proclaimed this day to recognize the significance of elder abuse as a public health and human rights issue; and

Whereas the Town of Innisfil recognizes the importance...

Innisfil proclaims Innisfil United Pride Month

Posted on Saturday, June 01, 2024 12:03 AM

Whereas the Town of Innisfil highly values every individual and emphasizes the importance of equality, dignity, and freedom. We welcome all to live, work and play within the community and believe that every family, regardless of its composition, deserves a place to call home where they are safe, happy, and supported by friends and neighbours; and

Whereas we have made significant progress toward acceptance and inclusion thanks to Innisfil Pride, UPlift Black and BIPOC organizations that continue...

Innisfil proclaims National Indigenous History Month

Posted on Saturday, June 01, 2024 12:01 AM

Whereas the Town of Innisfil formally acknowledges that it is situated on Treaty land that is steeped in rich Indigenous history; and

Whereas the Town of Innisfil also acknowledges that this land is the Traditional Territories of the First Peoples of Turtle Island and is shared between the Anishinaabe peoples of Beausoleil First Nation, Chippewas of Rama First Nation, and Chippewas of Georgina Island First Nation; and

Whereas, by unanimous vote in the House of Commons in 2009, June was declared...

Innisfil proclaims National Deafblind Awareness Month

Posted on Saturday, June 01, 2024 12:00 AM

Whereas deafblindness is a unique disability that incorporates the loss of both sight and hearing. Individuals who are deafblind can live full, meaningful lives as independently as possible with the right supports in place, such as intervenor services; and

Whereas everyone is encouraged to help promote deafblindness by attending an awareness event and proclaiming June as National Deafblind Awareness Month in your community and checking out events at that include flag...

Innisfil proclaims National AccessAbility Week

Posted on Sunday, May 26, 2024 12:01 AM

Whereas under the Accessible Canada Act 2019, c. 10 (Section 133), throughout Canada each year, the week starting on the last Sunday in May is known as National AccessAbility Week. It is an opportunity to promote accessibility and inclusion across communities and workplaces, to celebrate the contributions of Canadians with disabilities, and to be inspired to break down barriers further; and

Whereas National AccessAbility Week was first established following Paralympian Rick Hanson’s Man in...