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5786 County Road 21 | Utopia, ON L0M 1T0

Phone: 705-424-9770 TTY: 705-424-5302 Fax: 705-424-2367

Office Hours: Monday through Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

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World Autism Awareness Day - April 2, 2017

(Flag Raising Ceremony - April 4, 2017 at 8:30 a.m. at Administration Centre)

WHEREAS World Autism Awareness Day will be recognized on April 2, 2017 in Canada, thanks to Liberal Senator Jim Munson's Bill S-206, An Act Respecting World Autism Awareness Day; and

WHEREAS Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) affects more than 135,000 Ontarians and is now recognized as the most common neurological disorder affecting 1 in every 94 children, as well as their friends, family and community; and

WHEREAS ASD not only manifests itself differently in every individual in whom it appears, but its characteristics will change over the life of each individual as well.  A child with ASD will become an adult with ASD; and

WHEREAS Autism Ontario (formerly Autism Society Ontario) is the leading source of information and referral on autism and one of the largest collective voices representing the autism community, and has been providing support, information and opportunities for thousands of families across the Province since 1973; and

WHEREAS Autism Ontario is dedicated to increasing public awareness about autism and the day-to-day issues faced by individuals with autism, their families, and the professionals with whom they interact, as well as sharing between the Association and its Chapters, the common goals of providing information and education, supporting research, and advocating for programs and services for the autism community

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council of the Corporation of the Township of Essa does hereby declare April 2, 2017 as World Autism Awareness Day.


Human Values Day - April 24, 2017

WHEREAS raising and increasing awareness of the Human Values of truth, right conduct, peace, love and non-violence, and all the multiple sub-values like honesty, integrity, kindness and caring in the Township of Essa is a primary goal of this municipality; and

WHEREAS these values are inherent in all creeds, countries, cultures and communities, making these values truly "Values without Borders"; and

WHEREAS making the Township of Essa 'A Community of Character' is for the greatest benefit of all our citizens; and

WHEREAS reducing and even erasing the incidents of violence of all types in our communities and our Township will bring peace and progress to all aspects and activities in this municipality; and

WHEREAS unlike other walks, "Walk for Values" is not a fundraiser, but a way to make the Township richer and healthier by pledging our commitment to practice human values, and be motivated to serve our community through volunteer work, or by donating blood or food for the needy; and

WHEREAS "Walk for Values" is designed to raise the awareness of human values and to promote individual responsibility towards the collective future of humanity; and

WHEREAS "Walk for Values" is a platform to educate people on the importance of practicing these five human values in daily life and the awareness it creates in the making of enlightened citizens for universal peace;

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council of the Corporation of the Township of Essa hereby proclaims April 24, 2017 as "Human Values Day".