WHEREAS: brain injury can affect anyone regardless of age, gender, ethnic, or social background; and
WHEREAS: of all types of injury, those to the brain are among the most likely to result in death or permanently disability; and
WHEREAS: many of these injuries will result in permanent cognitive, physical, emotional and/or behavioural impairment significant enough to prevent a return to an everyday way of life, creating serious hardships for the individuals, their family, and society in general; and
WHEREAS: education and awareness are the keys to the prevention of brain injury; and
WHEREAS: the promotion of safety devices, such as sports helmets, hard hats, and seat belts, is vital to the prevention of brain injuries; and
WHEREAS: the mission of the Manitoba Brain Injury Association is to offer help and hope to individuals and families living with the effects of brain injury through direct services, education and advocacy; to promote independent living and a sense of community among those affected; and to educate all Manitobans towards the prevention of acquired brain injury throughout the year and especially during the month of June;
THEREFORE LET IT BE RESOLVED that I, Larry Johannson, Mayor of the City of Selkirk, in the Province of Manitoba do hereby proclaim the month of June 2022 to be “Brain Injury Awareness Month” in Selkirk and commend its thoughtful observance to all citizens.