2023 National AccessAbility Week
Posted on Sunday, May 28, 2023 08:00 AM
Proclamation National AccessAbility Week: May 28 – June 3, 2023 WHEREAS:
National AccessAbility Week was established in 1987 following Rick Hanson’s 40,000 km Man in Motion Tour; andWHEREAS:
National AccessAbility Week is an opportunity to celebrate the valuable contributions of Canadians with disabilities, and recognize the efforts of individuals, communities and workplaces that are actively working to remove barriers to accessibility and inclusion; andWHEREAS:
One in five working-age Canadians...
2023 VON Week
Posted on Sunday, May 21, 2023 08:00 AM
Proclamation VON Week: May 21-27, 2023 WHEREAS:
The Victorian Order of Nurses (VON) Canada is a charitable community-based health care organization that addresses community health and social needs; andWHEREAS:
Every year, VON Canada marks a special week to thank dedicated staff and volunteers and celebrate the caring home and community support they deliver; andWHEREAS:
The 2023 theme for VON Week is Together We Are Making A Difference. It’s a year to move forward from the challenges of the past...
2023 Personal Support Worker Day
Posted on Friday, May 19, 2023 08:00 AM
Proclamation Personal Support Worker Day: May 19, 2023 WHEREAS:
Personal Support Workers (PSW) have selflessly and tirelessly provided care to our community’s most vulnerable through an extraordinarily challenging last few years. Through all of this, PSWs have been, and continue to remain, steadfast and true; andWHEREAS:
PSWs have given so much of themselves every day, sacrificing their own health, safety, time with their families, and even their own lives to ensure the safety and care of our...
Apraxia Awareness Day 2023
Posted on Sunday, May 14, 2023 12:02 AM
Proclamation Apraxia Awareness Day May 14, 2023
WHEREAS: Childhood Apraxia of speech (CAS) is a very misunderstood and challenging motor speech disorder that affects nearly 1-in-1,000 children; and
WHEREAS: Children with the CAS diagnosis have a good understanding of language and know what they want to say but have difficulty learning or carrying out the complex sequenced movements necessary for speech: and
WHEREAS: Without intensive and appropriate speech therapy, children with CAS will not learn to...
2023 MS Awareness Month
Posted on Monday, May 08, 2023 08:00 AM
Proclamation Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Awareness Month: May 2023 WHEREAS:
Multiple Sclerosis is a chronic often disabling neurological disease affecting an estimated 1 in 400 Canadians and approximately 90,000 across the country; andWHEREAS:
Symptoms of MS vary widely and may lead to problems with numbness, coordination, vision and speech, as well as extreme fatigue and even paralysis. There is no known cause of, prevention of, or cure for MS; andWHEREAS:
MS Canada is the only national organization in...