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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.

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.

Syringomyelia and Chiari Malformation Month - September

Clarington Council has proclaimed September as Syringomyelia and Chiari Malformation Month in the Municipality of Clarington.

Learn more about Syringomyelia and Chiari Malformation on the Canadian Chiari Association website.

World Alzheimer's Day - September 21, 2020

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

Learn more on the Alzheimer Society Canada website.

Rail Safety Week - September 21 to September 27, 2020
September 21 to September 27, 2020, has been proclaimed as Rail Safety Week. For more information on rail safety visit the Canadian National Railway page. Remember to be rail smart. Stop. look. Listen. Live.
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.

Orange Shirt Day - September 30, 2020

Clarington Council is pleased to proclaim September 30 as Orange Shirt Day in the Municipality of Clarington. Wear an orange shirt on September 30 to honour and support the thousands of First Nations, Métis and Inuit children who were removed from their homes and forced to attend residential schools.

Join us for a flag raising ceremony on October 1 at 11:30 a.m. in the cenotaph at the Municipal Administrative Centre, 40 Temperance Street, Bowmanville.

Learn more about Orange Shirt Day.

 Rett Syndrome Awareness Month - October 2020

Clarington Council has proclaimed October, 2020 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.
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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.

 GivingTuesday - December 1, 2020

Clarington Council has proclaimed December 1, 2020, as GivingTuesday.

GivingTuesday is a global movement for giving and volunteering, taking place each year after Black Friday. The “opening day of the giving season,” it’s a time when charities, companies and individuals join together and rally for favourite causes. In the same way that retailers take part in Black Friday, the giving community comes together for GivingTuesday.

Learn more on the GivingTuesday website.


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