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PROCLAMATION:

Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day

October 15, 2021


WHEREAS:

October 15th has been declared by the Province of Ontario as Pregnancy and Infant Loss awareness day as a result of the passage of Bill 141: Pregnancy and Infant Loss, Research and Awareness Act; and

WHEREAS:

Over 37,000 Ontario families experience pregnancy and infant loss every year; and

WHEREAS:

There is a need to develop greater awareness and understanding about the causes of pregnancy and infant loss, so we can improve the healthcare provided for pregnant mothers and their babies; and

WHEREAS:

There is a need to provide more compassionate care and support for grieving parents, siblings, grandparents and other family members whose lives are irreversibly altered due to the heartbreaking loss of a baby; and

WHEREAS:

With greater awareness we can improve the medical care for mothers in our local hospitals, support for parents, and also expand research into the causes of pregnancy and infant loss; and

WHEREAS:

the Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury wishes to recognize the profound grief experienced by families who lose a baby.

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED:

That His Worship Mayor Rob Keffer and Members of Council proclaim October 15, 2021 as Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day in the Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury.