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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.

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.

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

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