JUNE 2022

WHEREAS, deafblindness is a unique disability that incorporates the loss of both sight and hearing. Individuals who are deafblind can live full, meaningful lives as independently as possible with the right supports in place, such as intervener services; and

WHEREAS, National Deafblind Awareness Committee support community partners and individuals who are deafblind to increase their independence and improve their quality of life through specialized services; and 

WHEREAS, everyone is encouraged to help promote deafbindness by attending an awareness event and proclaiming June as National Deafblind Awareness Month in your community and checking out the calendar of events at www.deafblindnetworkontario.com that includes flag raisings and light up of local landmarks in communities across Canada; and

WHEREAS, June should be designated as national Deafblind Awareness Month to recognize and celebrate the contributions that individuals who are deafblind make in their communities who the support of interveners who serve as a bridge to communication for individuals who are deafblind.  

NOW THEREFORE, I, the Mayor of the City of Thunder Bay, do hereby proclaim June 2022 as “Deafblind Awareness Month” in the City of Thunder Bay


Please contact the Canadian Helen Keller Centre/ National Deafblind Awareness Committee for more information