​​​​​​​​Proclamations

The Town of Aurora accepts proclamation requests from individuals and organizations to proclaim a specific day, week, or month to acknowledge efforts, commitments and achievements of organizations and community groups and to recognize public awareness campaigns, charitable fundraising campaigns and arts celebrations of significance, and for special honours for special achievements.

Community Flag Raisings

A community flag raising at the Town Hall Flagpole, located at 100 John West Way, can also be requested. Community flag raising requests must be submitted four (4) weeks prior to the date.

To request a Proclamation or Community Flag Raising please submit the Proclamation and Flag Request Form. At the time of submission, a copy of the proclamation wording is required. After submission of the form, for further inquiries regarding the flag raising event please contact clerks@aurora.ca.

The following Proclamations have been issued:

2024

Proclamation

Date

Black History Month

February

Optimist Day

February 1

National 211 Day

February 11

World Thinking Day

February 22

World Down Syndrome Day

March 21

Amyloidosis Awareness Month

March 2024

Easter Seals Month

March 2024

Epilepsy Awareness Month and Purple Day

March 2024 and March 26

Persian Heritage Month

March 2024

Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) Centennial Day

April 1
Asian Heritage Month May 2024
Guillain-Barré Syndrome (GBS) and Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy (CIDP) Awareness Month May 2024
Jewish Heritage Month May 2024
National Youth Week May 1-7
Moose Hide Campaign Day May 16
World Sickle Cell Awareness Day June 19
Brain Injury Awareness Month June 2024
Italian Heritage Month June 2024
Pride Month June 2024
Recreation and Parks Month June 2024
Seniors' Month June 2024
Emancipation Day August 1
National Coaches Week September 16-22
2023

Proclamation

Date

Children’s Grief Awareness Day

November 16

Lung Cancer Awareness Month

November 

Remembrance Period

October 27 to November 11

Child Care Worker and Early Childhood Educator

Appreciation Day

October 17

Aurora Sports Hall of Fame Day

October 12

National Disability Employment Awareness Month

October

British Home Child Day

September 28

Culture Days                                                                     

September 26 to October 15      

Franco-Ontarian Day

September 25

Rail Safety Week

September 18 to 24

National Forest Week

September 17 to 23

Coaches week                                                                   

September 16 to 24   

National Polycystic Kidney Awareness Day

September 4

Emancipation Day

August 1

Pride Month

June

Brain Injury Awareness Month

June

Recreation and Parks Month

June

Seniors’ Month

June

International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia

May 17

National Youth Week

May 1 to 7

GDS/CIDP Awareness Month 

May

Jewish Heritage Month

May

Asian Heritage Month

May

National Day of Mourning For Workers Killed or Injured on the Job

April 28

Daffodil Campaign Month

April 

Persian Heritage Month

March

Epilepsy Awareness Month and Purple Day 

March 26

World Down Syndrome Day 

March 21
International Women's Day March 8
World Thinking Day February 22

211 Day

February 11

International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation 

February 6

Optimist Day

February 3

Black History Month

February

International Holocaust Remembrance Day 

 

January 27
2022

Proclamation

Date

National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

December 6

National Children's Grief Awareness Day

November 17

Remembrance Period

October 28 to November 11

Child Care Worker and Early Childhood Educator 

Appreciation Day

October 18

Fire Prevention Week

October 9 to 15

National Disability Employment Awareness Month

October

Rett Syndrome Awareness Month

October

Culture Days

September 23 to October 16

Show Your Local Love Day

September 23

World Alzheimer's Day

September 21

Rail Safety Week

September 19 to 25

National Forest Week

September 18 to 24

Terry Fox Week

September 9 to 15

National Polycystic Kidney Awareness Day

 

September 4

Emancipation Day 

August 1
National Sickle Cell Awareness Day June 19
Longest Day of Smiles June 19
Brain Injury Awareness Month June
Pride Month June
Recreation and Parks Month June
Jewish Heritage Month May
Guillain-Barré Syndrome (GBS)/Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy (CIDP) Awareness Month May
National Day of Mourning April 28
Aurora Down Syndrome Day March 21
Epilepsy Awareness Month and Purple Day March
World Thinking Day February 22
Optimist Day February 3
Black History Month February
International Holocaust Remembrance Day January 27
Year of the Garden 2022
2021

Proclamation

Date
 Salvation Army Week December 20 to 24
Crohn’s and Colitis Awareness Month November
Child Care Worker and Early Childhood Educator Appreciation Day October 21
Fire Prevention Week October 3 to 9
Show Your Local Love Day September 23
Franco-Ontarian Day September 25
World Alzheimer’s Day September 21
Bullying Elimination Week September 20 to 26
National Forest Week September 19 to 25
Up Your Life Day September 10
National Polycystic Kidney Awareness Day September 4
Flight of the Monarch Day August 21
Emancipation Day August 1
National Sickle Cell Awareness Day

June 19

Brain Injury Awareness Month

June 

Pride Month

June

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Awareness

June

National AccessAbility Week May 31 to June 5
Canadian Jewish Heritage Month May
Asian Heritage Month

May

Personal Support Worker (PSW) Day

May 19

Day of Action Against Asian Racism May 10
National Day of Mourning

April 28

Human Values Day

April 24

150th Anniversary of the Founding of the Toronto & York Region Labor Council

April 12

Down Syndrome Awareness Day

March 21

Epilepsy Awareness Month and Purple Day

March 

International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation

February 6

Optimist Day

February 4

Black History Month

February

2020
 

Proclamation

Date
National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

December 6

Annual Childcare Worker and ECE Appreciation Day

October 22

Toastmasters Month

October

Rett Syndrome Month

October

Culture Days Month

September 25-October 25

Show Your Local Love Day

September 25

Franco-Ontarian Day

September 25

World Alzheimer's Day

September 21

National Coaches Week

September 19-27

National Polycystic Kidney Disease Awareness Day

September 4

Canada United Weekend

August 28-30

National AccessAbility Week

May 31-June 6

National Day of Mourning April 28
Human Values Day April 24
Autism Awareness Day April 2
Be a Donor Month April
Lymphedema Awareness Day March 6
Epilepsy Awareness Month and Purple Day March 
​Crime Stoppers Month January
2019

 

Proclamation Date
Up Your Life Day December 13
National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women December 6
Fire Prevention Week October 6-12
Public Library Month October
RETT Syndrome Awareness Month October
British Home Children Day September 28
Franco-Ontarian Day September 25
National Coaches Week September 21-29
World Alzheimer's Day September 17
United Way: Show Your Local Love Day September 17
Terry Fox Week September 9-15
National Polycystic Kidney Disease Awareness Day September 4
Sickle Cell Awareness Month September
Pollinator Week June 17-23
Pride Week June 7-16
National AccessAbility Week May 26-June 1
National Public Works Week May 19-25
Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Awareness Week May 12-18
Community Living Day May 3
National Youth Week May 1-7
Museum Month May
Bladder Cancer Awareness Month May
National Day of Mourning April 28
Human Values Day April 24
Autism Awareness Day April 2
Be A Donor Month April
Epilepsy Awareness Month and Purple Day March/March 26
Children's Wish Month March
Eating Disorder Awareness Week February 1-7

 

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