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Proclamations

Council Chambers

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.

St. Piran's Day - March 5, 2021

Clarington Council has proclaimed March 5, 2021, as Saint Piran's Day. Saint Piran is the patron saint of tin miners and is famed for his discovery of tin. Saint Piran‚Äôs Day is celebrated each year on March 5 as the national day of Cornwall.

Visit Historic UK to learn more.

World Lymphedema Day - March 6, 2021

Clarington Council has proclaimed March 6, 2021, as World Lymphedema Day in the Municipality of Clarington.

Lymphedema is a lifelong health condition caused by a build up of lymph fluid in the tissues, leading to swelling (edema), pain, discomfort and the risk of infection.

Learn more about Lymphedema on the Lymphedema Association of Ontario website.

Medical Laboratory Professionals Week - April 11 to 17, 2021

Clarington Council has proclaimed April 11 to 17, 2021, as Medical Laboratory Professionals Week in the Municipality of Clarington.

Medical laboratory professionals serve a crucial role in healthcare and conduct approximately 244.8 million lab tests per year in Ontario. The current COVID-19 pandemic has added another 12+ million COVID-19 tests.

Learn more on the Medical Laboratory Professionals' Association of Ontario website.

Durham Kids Health Week - April 18 to 24, 2021

Clarington Council has proclaimed April 18 to 24, 2021, as Durham Kids Health Week in the Municipality of Clarington.

Durham Kids Health Week recognizes and supports the importance of our children staying healthy. During Durham Kids Health Week, children are encouraged to engage in healthy activities each day to help ensure they are staying healthy.

Learn more on the Carion Fenn Foundation website.

National Day of Mourning - April 28, 2021

Clarington Council has proclaimed April 28, 2021, as National Day of Mourning, a day to raise awareness and to strive to prevent workplace deaths, illnesses, and injuries.

Learn more about the National Day of Mourning.

Doctors Day - May 1, 2021

Clarington Council has proclaimed May 1, 2021, as Doctors Day in the Municipality of Clarington.

Every day, physicians go above and beyond to care for their patients and build a stronger health care system. Clarington recognizes all doctors' commitment to improving the health of Canadians and strengthening the medical profession.

Learn more on the Canadian Medical Associate website.

Day of Action Against Anti-Asian Racism - May 10, 2021

Clarington Council has proclaimed May 10, 2021, as Day of Action Against Anti-Asian Racism. 

Anti-Asian racism is a daily lived reality. On this day, we strive to raise awareness of the challenges faced by Asian communities and to confront and denounce all forms of anti-Asian racism and discrimination.

To learn more, visit the Canadian Heritage Addressing anti-Asian racism web page.

Nursing Week - May 10 to 16, 2021

Clarington Council has proclaimed May 10 to 16, 2021 as Nursing Week, a week to recognize nurses for their dedication and commitment. Thank you to all of the nurses across Clarington who work tirelessly to make sure our community is safe. Thank you for your dedication, compassion and selflessness.

According to the Canadian Nurses Association, there are more than 406,000 regulated nurses in Canada, the largest of any health provider group.

Learn more about nursing on the Canadian Nurses Association website.

Apraxia Awareness Day - May 14, 2021

Clarington Council has proclaimed May 14, 2021, as Apraxia Awareness Day in the Municipality of Clarington.

Childhood apraxia of speech (CAS) is a motor speech disorder that makes it difficult to speak. Children with apraxia know and understand language, but have difficulty carrying out the complex sequence of movements that are necessary for speech.

Learn more on the Apraxia Kids website

Pride Week - May 31 to June 6, 2021

Clarington Council has proclaimed May 31 to June 6, 2021, as Pride Week in the Municipality of Clarington.

Pride Week in Clarington, organized by Pride Durham, plays an important role in the social aspect of the 2SLGBTQ+ community. Pride Week uses social programming as a platform to create dialogue, real-life experiences, and meaningful connections between 2SLGBTQ+ members of the community, friends, families, and workplaces. The aim is to create a place for important conversations to begin.

Learn more on Pride Durham's website.

Seniors' Month - June 2021

Clarington Council has proclaimed June 2021 as Seniors' Month, a month to celebrate and recognize the contributions seniors make to our community.

Learn more about Seniors' Month on the Government of Ontario's website.

Brain Injury Awareness Month - June 2021

Clarington Council has proclaimed the month of June 2021, as Brain Injury Awareness Month to help raise awareness of traumatic brain injury.

According to the Brain Injury Association of Durham:

  • Brain injuries occur ten times more often than spinal cord injuries.
  • Brain injuries are the leading cause of death and disability for Canadians under the age of 35; with the highest rate of injury occurs between the ages of 15 to 24 years.
  • More than 800 Ontarians die each year due to brain injuries.

Learn more about Brain Injury Awareness on the Heads Up! Durham website.

Indigenous History Month - June 2021

Clarington Council has proclaimed June as Indigenous History Month in the Municipality of Clarington.

National Indigenous History Month is a time for learning about, appreciating and acknowledging the contributions First Nations, Inuit and Métis people have made in shaping Canada.

Learn more on the Government of Canada's Indigenous arts, culture and heritage web page.

Recreation and Parks Month - June 2021

Clarington Council has proclaimed June 2021 as Recreation and Parks Month.

Learn more about how Clarington is celebrating Recreation and Parks Month or find more exciting ways to celebrate on the Parks and Recreation Ontario website.

National Health and Fitness Day - June 5, 2021

The Municipality of Clarington has proclaimed June 5, 2021, as National Health and Fitness Day in Clarington.

According to the National Health and Fitness Day website, ‚ÄúCanada is facing an inactivity crisis.  Daily physical activity is on the decline and preventable illness is on the rise.  It's time to get up, get out, and get active!  National Health and Fitness Day (NHFD) is an initiative to challenge Canada to become the Fittest Nation on Earth, starting with making one day, the first Saturday in June, the day when Canadians get out and get active in any way they wish.‚ÄĚ

Rail Safety Week - September 20 to 26, 2021

This year, Rail Safety Week is September 20 to 26, 2021. Clarington is joining rail-safety partners to help educate the public about the dangers of railway crossings.

Learn more about Rail Safety Week on the Operation Lifesaver Canada website.

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