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Proclamation to designate June 15, 2024 as World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

Posted on Friday, June 14, 2024 08:15 AM

WHEREAS seniors in Severn are valued, contributing members of society, imparting a wealth of experience and wisdom in our community. They deserve to be treated with respect and dignity. It's our collective responsibility to ensure they live safely and fully engaged within the community that cares about them; and

WHEREAS the International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse, in support of the United Nations International Plan of Action, proclaimed this day to recognize the significance of...

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Proclamation to designate June as Seniors Month in Severn

Posted on Saturday, June 01, 2024 09:30 AM


WHEREAS Seniors’ Month is an annual province-wide celebration;

WHEREAS seniors have contributed and continue to contribute immensely to the life and vibrancy of this community;

WHEREAS seniors continue to serve as leaders, mentors, volunteers and important and active members of this community;

WHEREAS their contributions past and present warrant appreciation and recognition and their stories deserve to be told;

WHEREAS the health and well-being of seniors is in the interest of all and...

June is Recreation and Parks Month

Proclamation to designate June as Recreation and Parks Month

Posted on Friday, May 31, 2024 09:00 AM

WHEREAS, in Severn, we are fortunate to have a variety of recreation and parks systems providing countless recreational opportunities for residents and visitors from around the world; and

WHEREAS, recreation enhances quality of life, balanced living and lifelong learning; helps people live happier and longer; develops skills and positive self image in children and youth; develops creativity; and builds healthy bodies and positive lifestyles; and

WHEREAS, recreational participation builds family...

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

Proclamation to designate May 6 to 12 as Children's Mental Health Week in Severn

Posted on Sunday, May 05, 2024 04:00 PM

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...

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Proclamation to designate May 5 to 11 as Emergency Preparedness Week in Severn

Posted on Saturday, May 04, 2024 10:00 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 5 to 11, 2024...