Posted on Thursday, September 01, 2022 04:59 PM
Whereas the Terry Fox Run is inspired by a dream as big as our country, which began in 1980 with Terry Fox and his Marathon of Hope. The run is now entirely volunteer-driven, and grounded in traditions with events held annually around the world to foster research in the fight against cancer; and
Whereas it has become a tradition in Canada to gather friends and family to participate in a volunteer fundraiser to raise public awareness and financial support for cancer research; and
Whereas we recognize...
Posted on Sunday, May 01, 2022 06:58 PM
Whereas Dementia is a term used to describe a group of symptoms that occur when brain cells stop functioning properly and affect a person’s ability to engage in Day-to-Day activities under the following three domains:
1. Cognition (memory, thinking, language)
2. Behaviour (mood, personality, social skills)
3. Physical Functioning (movement, visual field changes, coordination, balance, etc.); and
Whereas over 24,000 people live with a diagnosis of dementia in Ottawa and Renfrew County; and
Posted on Sunday, May 01, 2022 06:54 PM
Whereas Emergency Preparedness Week is a national awareness initiative that has taken place annually since 1996; and
Whereas Emergency Preparedness Week encourages Canadians to take three simple steps to become better prepared to face a range of emergencies:
1. Know the risks
2. Make a Plan
3. Get an Emergency Kit; and
Whereas this awareness initiative is a collaborative event undertaken by the provincial and territorial emergency management organizations supporting activities at the local level in...
Posted on Thursday, April 21, 2022 08:00 AM
Whereas Earth Day is celebrated on April 22 each year, and is a key time to unite our community and make a positive impact on the environment; and
Whereas the theme for Earth Day 2022 is “Invest in Our Planet”; and
Whereas Earth Day is known as the movement to change the business climate, political climate, and how we take action on climate change; and
Whereas climate change is being observed and experienced at an increasingly local level and needs to be taken seriously; and
Whereas local levels...
Posted on Wednesday, April 13, 2022 03:17 PM
Whereas hundreds of thousands of Canadians show their concern for the environment and their communities each year by participating In Pitch-In Canada projects to: reduce, reuse, recycle and properly dispose of waste; clean up and rejuvenate local neighbourhoods, green spaces, ravines, waterways and illegal dump sites; restore habitats; and to establish composting and recycling projects; and
Whereas Pitch-In Canada, a national, community-based, organization comprised of eco-action and community volunteers,...