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5786 County Road 21 | Utopia, ON L0M 1T0

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

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Township of Essa > Local Government > Proclamations


Black​ ​​H​​istory ​Month​​

Resolution No:CR007-2021Moved by:HendersonSeconded by:Smith

WHEREAS the Township of Essa and Simcoe County's population is becoming increasingly diverse, Making Change encoura​ges our community to recognize Black History Month as an opportunity to embrace diversity and to foster belonging and inclusion; and  

WHEREAS Black History Month is a time to learn about the stories and many important contributions of local Black Canadians to the settlement, growth and development of Simcoe County, and about diversity of Black communities in Canada and their importance to the history of this country; and 

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council hereby proclaims the month of February 2021 as Black History Month, and encourages residents of Essa Township to celebrate the many achievements and contributions of Black Canadians who have and continue to do so much to make Canada the culturally diverse nation it is today.


​Purple Day​​ for Epileps​y Awareness

Resolution No:CR023-2021Moved by:SmithSeconded by:White

WHEREAS on June 28, 2012, the Purple Day Act (Bill C-278) received a Royal Assent in Canada; and

WHEREAS Epilepsy is a common neurological disease that is not well understood, and affects approximately 1 in every 100 persons in Simcoe County; and

WHEREAS Epilepsy is a chronic neurological disease which affects ea​ch person differently, with the effects ranging from mild and relatively minor to extremely serious (which includes death); and

WHEREAS Epilepsy Simcoe County was established in 1978 to assist individuals, families, caregivers, and professionals in our area with education, support, and advocacy in relation to epilepsy awareness;

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council hereby proclaims March 26, 2021 as “Purple Day for Epilepsy Awareness" in the Township of Essa.