PROCLAMATION - National Deafblind Awareness Month

May 29, 2020

WHEREAS, Deafblindness is a unique disability that incorporates the loss of both sight and hearing. Individuals who are deafblind can live full, meaningful lives as independently as possible with the right supports in place, such as intervenor services;  

WHEREAS, Canadian Helen Keller Centre is a not-for-profit organization that supports individuals who are deafblind to increase their independence and improve their quality of life through specialized services;

WHEREAS, Everyone is encouraged to help promote deafblindness by attending an awareness event and proclaiming June as National Deafblind Awareness Month in your community;  

WHEREAS, June should be designated as National Deafblind Awareness Month to recognize and celebrate the contributions that individuals who are deafblind make in their communities with the support of intervenors who serve as a bridge to communication for individuals who are deafblind.

NOW THEREFORE, I, Brian Saunderson, Mayor of the Town of Collingwood, 

DO HEREBY PROCLAIM June 2020, as “National Deafblind Awareness Month” in the Town of Collingwood.

Dated this 19th day of May, 2020