WHEREAS, Dyslexia is a neurobiological learning disability that is characterized by an unexpected difficulty in learning to read. With proper diagnosis, instruction and support, individuals with dyslexia can learn to read accurately and fluently, and lead a successful life; and

WHEREAS, Dyslexia is hereditary and not due to a lack of intelligence or desire to learn; and

WHEREAS, Dyslexia affects 20 percent of the population and represents 80 to 90 percent of all those with learning disabilities;

WHEREAS, awareness initiative across Thunder Bay will empower families and educators, and advocate for resources in our schools so students with dyslexia can achieve reading success.  

NOW THEREFORE, I, Mayor Bill Mauro, on behalf of Thunder Bay City Council, do hereby proclaim October as “Dyslexia Awareness Month” in the City of Thunder Bay