The following is a listing of proclamations for the current term of Council, from January 2021 to December 2021.
WHEREAS this month provides Canadians with an opportunity to celebrate the contributions of Tamil Canadians to Canada’s social, economic, political and cultural fabric.
Canada is home to a large Tamil diaspora which provides us with a platform to learn about the history of this community as well as the strength of their language and culture.
The City of Toronto acknowledges the valued contributions that the multicultural communities of Toronto have made to strengthen our society and contribute to our city’s motto “Diversity Our Strength”. Diversity strengthens us socially, politically, culturally and economically, and as one of the world’s most multicultural cities, Toronto has become a model city where all religions, faiths and beliefs are respected and accepted.
NOW THEREFORE, I, Mayor John Tory, on behalf of Toronto City Council, do hereby proclaim January 2021 as “Tamil Heritage Month” in the City of Toronto.
WHEREAS Toronto Crime Stoppers was founded in 1984 as a partnership between the police, the media and the community, where the public could anonymously submit information about a crime or the identity of a criminal to help stop crime in our city.
Community reward program initiatives have replaced the individual cash rewards that were once issued to people whose tips led to solving a crime. The Toronto Crime Stoppers’ Crime Prevention Through Community Engagement initiatives now help put money back into communities and community safety programs, in an effort to work towards a crime-free Toronto.
Toronto Police assigned to Crime Stoppers also participate in community events and work in schools to reach vulnerable youth and speak on topics such as bullying and social media awareness.
Toronto Crime Stoppers has proven to be a resounding success. In 2019, it received tips that led to 126 arrests and 463 charges laid.
As one of the safest cities in the world, the City of Toronto is committed to fostering community safety and the well-being of its residents by investing in the prevention of crime through social development, community partnerships and programs, which are all key components for maintaining safe and healthy neighbourhoods.
NOW THEREFORE, I, Mayor John Tory, on behalf of Toronto City Council, do hereby proclaim January 2021 as “Toronto Crime Stoppers Month” in the City of Toronto.