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Proclamations – May 2022

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VICTIMS & SURVIVORS OF CRIME WEEK – May 15 to 21, 2022

WHEREAS, each year Victims and Survivors of Crime Week is recognized to raise awareness of services and supports for persons harmed by crime and violence. This year’s theme is “The Power of Collaboration.”

WHEREAS, this week seeks to offer a greater understanding of victim issues and recognizes the tireless efforts of frontline victim services staff, advocates and professionals working in the criminal justice system who support and offer information and assistance to survivors.

WHEREAS, support for victims is imperative in an effort to help them through challenging and traumatic experiences and helps foster feelings of resilience and courage. Community support, advocacy and public demonstrations of support help promote the community’s capacity for compassion and provides the opportunity for open dialogue in understanding the impact of crime and violence on society.

WHEREAS, the Town of Aylmer is committed to community safety and the wellbeing of its residents.

NOW THEREFORE, I, Mayor Mary French, on behalf of the Town of Aylmer Council, do hereby proclaim May 15 to May 21, 2022, as “Victims and Survivors of Crime Week” in the Town of Aylmer.

VICTORIAN ORDER OF NURSES (VON) WEEK – May 22-28, 2022

WHEREAS, the Victorian Order of Nurses for Canada is a charitable community-based health care organization that has addressed community health and social needs for 125 years.

WHEREAS, VON Middlesex-Elgin (www.vonme.ca) nurses, home support workers, community service coordinators and many other staff and volunteers have been caring for the lives and well-being of residents of the Town of Aylmer; and VON’s nursing, health promotion and support services make a contribution to the health care system in Ontario.

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that I, Mary French, Mayor of the Town of Aylmer hereby proclaim May 22-28, 2022 as VON Week here in the Town of Aylmer.

The Town of Aylmer encourages all residents to support VON and our community by sharing positive virtual messages and financially supporting VON Middlesex-Elgin’s charitable programs.

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