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Proclamations are public announcements or declarations, often issued to organizations in the format of a ceremonial document, which recognizes the efforts and contributions of groups or individuals. The Mayor receives requests for formal proclamations from groups or organizations wishing to raise awareness or highlight an upcoming event or issue. The Mayor has the authority to designate a specific day, week or month to help raise awareness of these events, arts and cultural celebrations, charitable fundraising or public awareness campaigns that are significant to the Municipality of Clarington.

The Mayor will not issue proclamations for:

  • Matters of political controversy, religious beliefs or individual conviction
  • Events or organizations with no direct relationship to the Municipality of Clarington
  • Campaigns or events contrary to law, Municipal policies or by-laws
  • Campaigns intended for profit-making purposes

An organization does not have exclusive rights to the day, week or month of their proclamation.

Submit your request for proclamation in writing to the Mayor's Office at least three weeks prior to the desired proclamation period.

Child Care Worker and Early Childhood Educator Appreciation Day – October 22, 2020

Clarington Council has proclaimed October 22, 2020, as Child Care Worker and Early Childhood Educator Appreciation Day.

Learn more on the Ontario Coalition for Better Child Care website.

 Franco-Ontarian Day - September 25, 2020

Franco-Ontarian Day is September 25, 2020, a day to celebrate the Franco-Ontarian community and its history. According to the Government of Ontario, there are nearly 612,000 Francophone people living in Ontario.

Learn more about Franco-Ontarian History on the Government of Ontario's website.

 National Hunger Action Month - September

Clarington Council has proclaimed September as National Hunger Action Month. The purpose of the campaign is to help raise awareness across national, provincial and local levels while encouraging Canadians to take action in four key ways: Educate, Advocate, Volunteer and Donate.

Visit Feed the need in Durham to learn more.

Nursing Week – May 11 to 17, 2020

Clarington Council has proclaimed May 11 to 17, 2020 as Nursing Week, a week to recognize nurses for their dedication and commitment.

According to the Canadian Nurses Association, there are more than 431,000 regulated nurses in Canada, the largest of any health provider group.

Learn more about nursing on the Canadian Nurses Association website.

Doctors' Day – May 1, 2020

Clarington Council has proclaimed May 1, 2020 as Doctors' Day. Ontarians are asked to “Shine a Light for All They Do” in a province-wide show of appreciation on Doctors’ Day.

Learn more at

National Accessibility Week – May 31 to June 6, 2020

Clarington Council has proclaimed May 31 to June 6, 2020, as National Accessibility Week, a week to raise awareness about disability, accessibility, and inclusion. At the Municipality of Clarington, we strive to create an all-inclusive environment where people of all abilities can participate in programs and services.

We try to accommodate individuals with a variety of special needs including intellectual or physical disabilities, behavioural challenges, vision and hearing impairments or medical conditions that prevent participation in a program or service without additional support.

Learn more about our commitment to accessible recreation.

Huntington Disease Awareness Month – May 2020

Clarington Council has proclaimed May 2020 as Huntington Disease Awareness Month. Learn more on the Huntington Society of Canada website.

Talk With Your Kids About Money Day – April 15, 2020

Clarington Council has proclaimed April 15, 2020, as Talk With Your Kids About Money Day within the Municipality of Clarington. Learn more at

World Autism Awareness Day – April 2, 2020

Clarington Council is pleased to proclaim April 2, 2020, as World Autism Awareness Day. Autism is now the fastest growing and most commonly diagnosed neurological disorder in Canada and is caused by a combination of genetic and environmental influences. Learn more about autism on the Autism Speaks website.

 Pi Day of Giving - March 14, 2020

Clarington Council has proclaimed March 14, 2020 as Pi Day of Giving.

Learn more at the Ontario Tech University website.

 International Epilepsy Awareness Month – March 2020

Clarington Council has proclaimed the month of March 2020 as International Epilepsy Awareness Month.

Learn more about epilepsy on the Epilepsy Durham website.


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