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Proclamations

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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.

Eating Disorder Awareness Week - February 1 to 7, 2019

Clarington Council has proclaimed February 1 to 7, 2019 as Eating Disorder Awareness Week.

Learn more about Eating Disorder Awareness Week on the National Eating Disorder Information Centre website.

Baden-Powell Week - February 18 to 24, 2019

Clarington Council has proclaimed February 18 to 24, 2019 as Baden-Powell Week. Lord Robert Baden-Powell was founder of the Scout Movement.

Visit the Scouts Canada website for more information.

International Epilepsy Awareness Month – March 2019

Clarington Council has proclaimed the month of March, 2019 as International Epilepsy Awareness Month.

Learn more about epilepsy on the Epilepsy Durham website.

St. Piran's Day – March 5, 2019
Clarington Council is pleased to proclaim March 5, 2018, as St. Piran's Day in Clarington, recognizing the national day of Cornwall.
School Crossing Guard Appreciation Day – March 20, 2019

Clarington Council is pleased to proclaim March 20, 2019 as School Crossing Guard Appreciation Day. The Municipality of Clarington places top priority on child safety issues and awareness. During the school year, student pedestrian safety is the primary mission for the more than 33 School Crossing Guards in the Municipality. 

Learn more

World Autism Awareness Day – April 2, 2019
Clarington Council is pleased to proclaim April 2, 2019, 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.
National Day of Mourning - April 28, 2019
Clarington Council has proclaimed April 28, 2019, 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.

Huntington Disease Awareness Month – May 2019

Clarington Council has proclaimed May 2019 as Huntington Disease Awareness Month. Learn more on the Huntington Society of Canada website.

Clarington Council will raise a flag in support of this initiative on Friday, May 3, 2019 at 8:30 a.m.

Nursing Week – May 6 to 12, 2019

Clarington Council has proclaimed May 6 to 12, 2019 as Nursing Week, a week to recognize nurses for their dedication and commitment.

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.

World Ovarian Cancer Day - May 8, 2019

Clarington Council has proclaimed May 8, 2019, as World Ovarian Cancer Day, a day to help raise awareness of ovarian cancer. Ovarian cancer is diagnosed annually in nearly a quarter of a million women globally and is responsible for 140,000 deaths each year.

Join us May 8, 2019 at 9 a.m. in the cenotaph at the Municipal Administrative Centre for a flag raising ceremony.

Learn the symptoms of ovarian cancer on the World Ovarian Cancer Day website.

International Day Against Homophobia/Transphobia - May 17, 2019
Clarington Council is pleased to proclaim May 17, 2019, as International Day Against Homophobia/Transphobia, a day to raise awareness and show support for the LGBT community.

Learn more on the PFLAG Durham Region website.

National Public Works Week – May 19 to 25, 2019

Clarington Council is pleased to proclaim the week of May 19 to 25, 2019, as National Public Works Week within the Municipality of Clarington.
Learn more about National Public Works Week on the Region of Durham’s website.

National Accessibility Week – May 27 to June 2, 2019

Clarington Council has proclaimed May 27 to June 2, 2019, 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.

Seniors' Month - June 2019

Clarington Council has proclaimed June 2019 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.

Parachute Safe Kids Week – June 3 to 9, 2019

The Municipality of Clarington has proclaimed June 3 to 9, 2019 as Parachute Safe Kids Week. Safe Kids Week is dedicated to raising awareness and seeking solutions to preventable child fatalities and serious injuries across Canada.

Learn more on the Parachute Canada website.

Prostate Cancer Awareness Month - September 2019

Clarington Council has proclaimed September 2019 as Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. Did you know one in eight Canadian men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime?

Learn more on the Prostate Cancer Canada website.

World Alzheimer's Day - September 21, 2019

Clarington Council has proclaimed September 21 as World Alzheimer's Day within the Municipality of Clarington.

Learn more at alzheimer.ca.

Rail Safety Week - September 23 to 29, 2019

This year, Rail Safety Week is September 23 to 29, 2019. 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.

British Home Child Day - September 28, 2019

Clarington Council has proclaimed September 28, 2019 as British Home Child Day. 

Learn more on the British Home Children Advocacy & Research Association website.

Rett Syndrome Awareness Month

Clarington Council has proclaimed October 2019 as Rett Syndrome Awareness Month. Rett syndrome (RTT) is a neurodevelopmental condition characterized by the loss of spoken language and hand use, coupled with the development of distinctive hand stereotypies.

Learn more on the Ontario Rett Syndrome Awareness website.

Waste Reduction Week - October 21 to 27, 2019

Clarington Council has declared October 21 to 27, 2019 Waste Reduction Week in the Municipality of Clarington. As a community, we are committed to reducing our waste, conserving resources and educating our community on sustainable living.

Visit the Waste Reduction Week in Canada website for more information.

World Polio Day – October 24, 2019

Clarington Council has proclaimed October 24, 2019, as World Polio Day.

Learn more on the World Polio Day website.

Child Care Worker and Early Childhood Educator Appreciation Day – October 24, 2019

Clarington Council has proclaimed October 24, 2019, as Child Care Worker and Early Childhood Educator Appreciation Day.

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

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