Proclamation - October 2020 is Dyslexia Awareness Month
WHEREAS, Dyslexia is a lifelong learning disability which makes it difficult to learn to read, write and spell; and
WHEREAS, It is estimated that 10 – 15% of the general population struggles with dyslexia; and
WHEREAS, The month of October is recognized as Dyslexia Awareness Month in many countries, cities and organizations; and
WHEREAS, Dyslexia Canada is a national charity which aims to create dyslexia awareness and ensure that every child with dyslexia has meaningful access to education; and
WHEREAS, Dyslexia Awareness Month acknowledges that schools, families, and communities need to better understand dyslexia and its impact on learning and well-being; and
WHEREAS, proclaiming October as Dyslexia Awareness Month in the Town of Collingwood will raise awareness and support for children with dyslexia in our community.
NOW THEREFORE, I, Brian Saunderson, Mayor of the Town of Collingwood,
DO HEREBY PROCLAIM that October 2020, be designated as Dyslexia Awareness Month in the Town of Collingwood.
Dated this 22nd day of September, 2020