JULY 5, 2021

WHEREAS, July 5, 2021 will mark Parachute’s 5th Annual National Prevention Day (NIPD): a day to raise awareness around the importance of injury prevention and help Canadians to live long lives to the fullest through education and advocacy; and

WHEREAS, Parachute is Canada’s national charity dedicated to reducing the devastating impact of preventable injuries. Injury is the No. 1 killer of Canadians aged 1 to 34 and costs the Canadian economy $29.4 billion a year. We know most injuries are predictable and preventable, and we need your help in spreading our information on preventing serious injuries on the road, at home, and at play; and

WHEREAS, by providing the necessary information and tools, Parachute continues to work diligently to ensure that one day Canada will be free of serious injuries. This would also be an excellent opportunity for the City of Thunder Bay to demonstrate its support in preventing injuries and saving lives throughout Canada.

NOW THEREFORE, I, Bill Mauro, Mayor of the City of Thunder Bay, do hereby proclaim July 5, 2021 as National Injury Prevention Day in the City of Thunder Bay.