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November 2021 Proclamations at Burlington City Council

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Proclamations are read at the beginning of every regularly-scheduled Burlington City Council meeting.

A proclamation is an official announcement issued by the Mayor to recognize exceptional events, groups, people, or achievements in the City of Burlington. The goal of a proclamation is to recognize and celebrate achievements, and to raise public awareness of important issues in Burlington.

For more information on how to submit a request for a proclamation, please visit the City’s dedicated Proclamations webpage.

Here are the proclamations that were read during the Nov. 23 Council meeting. Click the links to see a digital copy of the proclamation signed by Burlington Mayor Marianne Meed Ward.

Zero Tolerance for Women Abuse Month: November 2021

The City of Burlington recognizes that no level of violence is acceptable and the elimination of violence against women must be an absolute priority, and we stand in solidarity with abused women and support them. We recognize that community partnerships are important to promoting and supporting the efforts of providing safe shelter for abused women and their children.

Community Living Burlington Day: Nov. 12, 2021

Community Living Burlington (CLB) strives to enrich the quality of life and promote full and meaningful inclusion in our community for people who have a developmental disability. A goal of CLB is to be an organization where the people they support, and their families feel proud to be members of it.

Giving Tuesday: Nov. 30, 2021

Giving Tuesday is a global movement for giving and volunteering, taking place each year following Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales events. Giving Tuesday harnesses the potential of social media and the generosity of people to bring real change in their communities and provide a platform for them to encourage the donation of time, resources, and talents to address local changes.

International Day of Persons with Disabilities: Dec. 2, 2021

International Day of Persons with Disabilities celebrates the achievements and contributions of persons with disabilities and raises awareness of the barriers yet to be overcome. There are 1 billion people, or 15 per cent of the world’s population, living with a disability. When barriers to their inclusion are removed, people with disabilities are empowered to participate fully in the political, social, economic and cultural life that benefits the entire community.

Salvation Army Week: Dec. 19-24, 2021

The Salvation Army operates in Burlington and 400 other communities across Canada, offering assistance to 1.9 million Canadians annually. The Salvation Army offers support and vital social programs including food banks, addictions support, shelter services, and clothing donations, and continues to provide aid to those in need through the annual Kettle Campaign and Toy Mountain Drive. The Salvation Army week reminds us that this year, the need for support has never been greater for the most vulnerable members of our community. During the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, organizations like the Salvation Army have had to adapt and serve more within their communities to ensure that no one is left behind.


*Posted by John Bkila, Mayor’s Media and Digital Communications Specialist

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