Lincoln Alexander Day
WHEREAS: On this day, we recognize and celebrate the many achievements of Colonel the Honourable Lincoln MacCauley Alexander, PC,CC, OOnt, CD, QC. Alexander was the first Black Canadian Member of Parliament (1968), Cabinet Minister (1979) and Lieutenant-Governor of Ontario (1985).
Alexander was a leading figure in the fight for racial equity in Canada. In provincial, federal, public and private roles, he consistently advocated for the equal treatment of black Canadians. His legacy is a reminder to set a high examples for others to follow.
His vision continues to inspire human rights discourse. The City of Brampton acknowledges his legacy and recognizes the significant contributions of Lincoln Alexander across Ontario.
THEREFORE: I, Mayor Patrick Brown, on behalf of Brampton City Council, do hereby proclaim January 21, 2021 as “Lincoln Alexander Day” in the City of Brampton.
Bell Let’s Talk Day
Today marks the 11th annual Bell Let's Talk Day, a day of dialogue and mental health awareness.
The conversation about mental health is more important now than ever, over the past year as we came together to battle the COVID-19 pandemic many experienced loss, financial distress, isolation, mental and emotional hardship.
Dedicated to moving mental health forward in Canada, Bell Let’s Talk promotes awareness and action with a strategy built on 4 key pillars: fighting the stigma, improving access to care, supporting research and workplace mental health.
Money raised from Bell Let’s Talk supports more than 1,000 organizations across the country, including mental health initiatives for children and youth, Indigenous communities and military families.
The City of Brampton encourages the support of this campaign through calls, texts and social media.
I, Mayor Patrick Brown, on behalf of Brampton City Council, do hereby proclaim January 28, 2021 as “Bell Let's Talk Day” in the City of Brampton.