Request a Proclamation

Getting October 15 proclaimed across the country is one way of raising awareness of pregnancy and infant loss with the general public. Proclamations (or declarations) are possible on various levels:

We are hoping to receive support from parents from around the country to put forward requests for recognition of the day as awareness and remembrance day. We provide some sample letters and templates on this page.

City

Mayors or city councils often have the ability to proclaim days to recognize the value and importance of an event that has relevance for the city. Below is an incomplete list of cities with links to more information on their website about proclamations or the application form. We will try to capture the application status as well. If you are submitting a proclamation request, please let us know so that we can update the status!

Province City Status 2019
British Columbia Vancouver Proclaimed
British Columbia Richmond Proclaimed
British Columbia Victoria Proclaimed
British Columbia District of Saanich
British Columbia Langley No proclamations.
British Columbia Courtenay
British Columbia Comox
British Columbia Cumberland
British Columbia Campbell River
British Columbia Kamloops
Alberta City Of Airdrie
Alberta Calgary
Alberta Edmonton
Alberta Grande Prairie
Alberta Lacombe
Alberta Strathcona County
Alberta St. Albert N/A
Alberta Beaumont
Alberta Leduc
Alberta Stony Plain
Alberta Spruce Grove No proclamations
Manitoba Winnipeg
Saskatchewan Regina
Saskatchewan Saskatoon
Saskatchewan Estevan
Saskatchewan Prince Albert
Nova Scotia Berwick
Nova Scotia Chester
Nova Scotia District of Barrington
Nova Scotia New Minas
Nova Scotia Town of Lunenburg
Nova Scotia Truro
Nova Scotia Mulgrave
Nova Scotia Stellarton
Nova Scotia King’s County
Nova Scotia Clarke’s Harbour
Nova Scotia Trenton
Nova Scotia Wolfville
Nova Scotia Municipality of Inverness County
Newfoundland and Labrador Flatrock Proclaimed

Provinces and Territories

To get the day recognized on provincial level we suggest to contact your local MLA to support such a proclamation. Feel free to use our sample letter to initiate the process.

Proclamation vs. Declaration

Proclamations are an official announcement on that day of that year. Most provinces proclaim awareness days which means the request has to be put forward and get approved year after year. Declarations are an official announcement on that day of every year till the end of time.

The following table shows an incomplete picture of the status of the recognition of the day in each Canadian province and territory. We will update the table as new information becomes available.

Province/Territory Proclamation or Declaration Year(s) Status 2017
Alberta  Proclaimed
British Columbia Proclamations only 2005, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 Not proclaimed
Manitoba Declared for every year 2009 Declared
New Brunswick Declared for every year 2005 Declared
Newfoundland and Labrador
Northwest Territories Declared for every year 2013 Declared
Nova Scotia Declared for every year on Oct 11, 2017 2008, 2009, 2017  Declared
Nunavut
Ontario Declared for every year Bill 141 passed in December 2015. 2015 Declared
Prince Edward Island
Quebec
Saskatchewan 2014, 2015
Yukon

Sample Letters and Templates

Proclamations