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5786 County Road 21 | Utopia, ON L0M 1T0

Phone: 705-424-9917 Fax: 705-424-2367

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

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​​​​​​​Proclamations​


​​World Elde​​​r Abuse Awareness Day - June 15, 2021

WHEREAS the Township of Essa's seniors are valued, contributing members of society, imparting wealth of experience and wisdom in our communities; individuals that deserve to be treated with respect and dignity; and

WHEREAS It is our collective responsibility to ensure that 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 June 15 as a day to recognize the significance of elder abuse as both a public health and human rights issue; and

WHEREAS 2021 marks the 16th Anniversary of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day; its recognition will foster a better understanding of abuse and neglect of older adults; and

WHEREAS Elder abuse is not limited to race, gender, culture or circumstance, and regardless of whether the abuse is physical, emotional, or financial, it has a significant impact on the lives of individuals and families; and

WHEREAS Seniors are at risk of being abused and social isolation and ageism are contributing risk factors in Ontario; and

WHEREAS the Township of Essa recognizes the importance of taking action, to create social change that prevents elder abuse and raises awareness through education of neighbours, friends and family members about the rights of older adults; and

WHEREAS Preventing abuse of older adults will help improve their quality of life and allow them to live independently and contribute to the vibrancy of Ontario for as long as possible; and

WHEREAS Where there is Respect there can be no abuse;

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council of the Township of Essa hereby proclaims June 15, 2021 as “World Elder Abuse Awareness Day" and urges residents to join the global movement to “Stop Abuse and Restore Respect", and to recognize and celebrate seniors and their ongoing contributions to the success and vitality of our province, Ontario.​

​Seniors M​​​onth – June 1 – 30, 2021

WHEREAS Seniors' Month is an annual province-wide celebration; and

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

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

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

WHEREAS the health and well-being of seniors is in the interest of all, and further adds to the health and well-being of the community; and

WHEREAS the knowledge and experience seniors pass on to others continues to benefit us all;

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council of the Corporation of the Township of Essa hereby proclaims June 1st to 30th, 2021, as “Seniors Month" and encourages all citizens to recognize and celebrate the accomplishments of our seniors.

Deaf-Blind Awareness Month – June 1 – 30, 2021

​WHEREAS Deaf-blindness is a unique disability that incorporates the loss of both sight and hearing; and

WHEREAS Individuals who are deaf-blind can live full, meaningful lives as independently as possible with the right supports in place, such as intervenor services; and

WHEREAS on December 21, 2000, the Ontario Legislature officially proclaimed the month of June in each year as Deaf-Blind Awareness Month, to recognize that “Deaf-blindness is a unique disability that incorporates the sensory loss of both sight and hearing", and was created to help recognize that increased public awareness of this disability is crucial to increase opportunities for those who live with it; and

WHEREAS the Canadian Senate passed a motion on May 28, 2015 also recognizing June as Deaf-blind Awareness Month across Canada; and

WHEREAS June is also the birth month of Helen Keller, an internationally recognized person who was deaf-blind;

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council of the Corporation of the Township of Essa hereby proclaims June 1 to 30, 2021 as “National Deaf-Blind Awareness Month" and encourages all citizens to attend a virtual awareness event in June to recognize and celebrate the contributions that individuals who are deaf-blind make in their communities with the support of intervenors who serve as a bridge to communications for individuals who are deafblind.​