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Proclamation: World Maternal Mental Health Day

Posted on Wednesday, May 05, 2021 03:47 PM

WHEREAS, since 2016 a multidisciplinary group of international maternal mental health activists, academics, clinicians and people with lived experience are coming together once a year to raise awareness to demand maternal mental health services for all; and

WHEREAS, in many countries, as many as 1 in 5 new mothers experience some type of perinatal mood and anxiety disorder (PMADs). These illnesses frequently go unnoticed and untreated, often with tragic and long-term consequences,...

Proclamation: Mental Health Week

Posted on Monday, May 03, 2021 02:49 PM

WHEREAS, mental health is an essential part of everyone’s health and well-being; and

WHEREAS, Mental Health Week has been hosted by the Canadian Mental Health Association in communities across Canada for 69 years; and

WHEREAS, all people in Canada need to promote, protect and nurture their mental health; and

WHEREAS, promoting social connection is an important aspect of human life and an effective way to protect mental health; and

WHEREAS, in these days of the COVID-19 pandemic,...

Proclamation: World Autism Awareness Day

Posted on Friday, April 02, 2021 01:53 PM

WHEREAS, Autism Awareness Day is recognized annually in Canada on April 2 thanks to Senator Jim Munson’s Bill S-206, An Act Respecting World Autism Awareness Day; and

WHEREAS, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) affects more than 100,000 Ontarians. ASD is now recognized as the most common neurological disorder, affecting 1 in 94 children, as well as their friends, family and community; and

WHEREAS, ASD is a spectrum disorder, which means it not only manifests itself differently in...

Proclamation: Purple Day

Posted on Friday, March 26, 2021 03:55 PM

WHEREAS, on June 28, 2012, the Purple Day Act (Bill C-278) received Royal Assent in Canada; and

WHEREAS, Epilepsy is a common neurological disorder that is not well understood, and affects approximately 1 in every 100 people in Simcoe County; and

WHEREAS, Epilepsy is a chronic neurological disorder which affects each person differently, with the effects ranging from mild and relatively minor to extremely serious (which includes death); and

WHEREAS, Epilepsy Simcoe County was established...

Proclamation: Ontario Heritage Week

Posted on Monday, February 15, 2021 10:42 AM

WHEREAS, each February, Heritage Week in Ontario celebrates heritage in all its forms (cultural and natural,
architectural, archaeological and collections), its diverse traditions and cultural expressions; and

WHEREAS, every community in Ontario has its own unique culture and heritage, which has the power to bring people together, create a sense of belonging and help guide a community in its growth and development; and

WHEREAS, Ontario Heritage Week provides an opportunity...