THAT the following resolution be considered by Council:
WHEREAS Parachute Canada’s theme for Safe Kids Week 2019 is preventing harm from children’s falls in the home and at play;
AND WHEREAS preventable injuries are the number one killer of Canadians aged 1 to 44;AND WHEREAS preventable injuries are costing the Canadian economy tens of billions of dollars;
AND WHEREAS preventing harmful child falls in the home and at play is important as falls are the leading cause of injury to Canadian children leading to more than 140,000 children being seen in emergency departments for fall-related injuries with most of these injuries involving children under 5;
AND WHEREAS everyone can follow simple fall prevention tips to keep our children safe in the home and at play;
AND WHEREAS Safe kids week is dedicated to raising awareness and seeking solutions to preventable child fatalities and serious injuries across Canada;
BD WHGREAS everyone has a role to play in creating change among their peers, in their classrooms and in their communities;
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council proclaim June 3 to 9, 2019 as Parachute Safe Kids Week in the Municipality of Temagami.