WHEREAS, October is Child Abuse Prevention Month in Thunder Bay, a time dedicated to raising awareness and helping to prevent abuse of children; and

WHEREAS, the month raises awareness of child abuse prevention issues by making people more aware of the signs of child abuse, encouraging more people to report child abuse; and

WHEREAS, Dilico Anishinabek Family Care and The Children’s Aid Society of The District of Thunder Bay would like to remind the community that we are all responsible for the safety, health and wellbeing of our children; and

NOW THEREFORE, I, Bill Mauro, Mayor of the City of Thunder Bay, do hereby proclaim the month of October 2019 as Child Abuse Prevention Month in the City of Thunder Bay. In recognition of the influence, dedication and commitment of community members who take responsibility and well-being of our community’s children.