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The City of Vancouver Proclaims October as Dyslexia Awareness Month!

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We are pleased to share that the City of Vancouver has accepted our request to proclaim the month of October as Dyslexia Awareness Month in Vancouver!

 

This proclamation is a clear demonstration of value and respect for people with dyslexia. It is also a recognition of the challenges faced as we aspire to a more inclusive and equitable Vancouver, working towards how society can provide appropriate supports.

We are grateful to the City of Vancouver for their partnership and for making this proclamation. This is an exciting moment!

 

Office of the Mayor, City of Vancouver, British Columbia

Proclamation “DYSLEXIA AWARENESS MONTH”

WHEREAS The City of Vancouver values all members of its diverse communities and strives to be inclusive to meet the needs of everyone;

AND WHEREAS The City of Vancouver is committed to accessibility for all in order to support the full participation of people with disabilities;

AND WHEREAS The City of Vancouver is home to a population that includes approximately 20% who live with dyslexia, acknowledging 80% of whom go undiagnosed. This population, when underserved or unsupported, faces inequities and barriers, resulting in them being marginalized, at-risk and more vulnerable to social and emotional issues that affect their well-being, and opportunities in life;

AND WHEREAS The City of Vancouver believes that alleviating barriers and eliminating inequities is key to having a Vancouver that works for everyone;

AND WHEREAS October has been embraced nationally and internationally as Dyslexia Awareness Month. Accordingly, Vancouver wants to ensure that all people with dyslexia feel valued, respected, and openly welcomed and to foster a culture of equity and inclusion.;

NOW THEREFORE, I, Kennedy Stewart, Mayor of the City of Vancouver DO HEREBY PROCLAIM the month of October 2021 as “DYSLEXIA AWARENESS MONTH” in the City of Vancouver.

Kennedy Stewart
MAYOR