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Emergency Preparedness Week 2023

Proclamation to designate May 7 to 13 as Emergency Preparedness Week in Severn

Posted on Monday, May 08, 2023 09:38 AM

WHEREAS the Township of Severn recognizes the importance of Emergency Management in our community and across Canada; and

WHEREAS the goal of Emergency Preparedness Week is to raise community awareness and the need to prepare for the possibility of an emergency; and

WHEREAS the safety of our community is the responsibility of each one of us and we must prepare now and learn how to secure a strong and healthy tomorrow.

THEREFORE I, Mayor Mike Burkett, do hereby proclaim the week of May 7 to 13, 2023...

Severn proclaims May 1 to 7 as Children's Mental Health Week

Proclamation to designate May 1 to 7 as Children's Mental Health Week in Severn

Posted on Monday, May 01, 2023 08:53 AM

WHEREAS;  Raising awareness about the importance of child and youth mental health is crucial to helping reduce stigma associated with accessing vital support.

WHEREAS;  Ensuring that families know about the availability of free, accessible and inclusive child and youth mental health services and how to access them to help create healthy, thriving and connected communities that support personal growth and wellbeing.

WHEREAS; Providing early intervention and treatment for child and youth mental health...

Severn proclaims April as Earth month

Proclamation to designate April 2023 as Earth Month

Posted on Wednesday, April 05, 2023 12:06 PM

Proclamation to designate April 2023 as Earth Month

WHEREAS, Earth Day was first celebrated on April 22, 1970, to inspire an appreciation of the natural world through conservation and protection; and

WHEREAS, the annual recognition of this day is an opportunity to demonstrate our commitment to the principles of that first Earth Day; and

WHEREAS, Earth Day marks a renewed commitment to environmental stewardship and to the implementation of efforts to improve, protect and enhance the environment;...

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Proclamation to designate March 2023 as It Starts Month

Posted on Wednesday, March 01, 2023 08:30 AM

WHEREAS Inclusion, acceptance, and equity are important approaches to the diversity of residents living in any community, especially in our growing and changing region; and

WHEREAS March 21 is recognized as the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination; and

WHEREAS The Simcoe County Local Immigration Partnership (SCLIP) is a community partnership focused on the development of settlement strategies for newcomers. These strategies bring together and support service delivery to...

Every Child Matters #orangeshirtday

Proclamation to recognize September 30, 2022 as 2nd National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Posted on Friday, September 30, 2022 10:32 AM

WHEREAS the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) released its final report on June 2, 2015, which included 94 Calls to Action to redress the legacy of residential schools and advance the process of Canadian reconciliation;

AND WHEREAS all Canadians and all orders of government have a role to play in reconciliation;

AND WHEREAS Recommendation #80 of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission called upon the federal government, in collaboration with Aboriginal peoples, to establish,...