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June is Spina Bifida & Hydrocephalus Awareness Month

Each year in the month of June the Association reaches out across Ontario to encourage all Ontarians to learn more about these serious disabling conditions and to appreciate the challenges faced by people living with them.

June is our month to highlight the importance of our cause through awareness and fundraising activities. Throughout this year we will be promoting SB&H's programs and services. We hope to inform all those we can in communities across Ontario. Education of professionals is also an important activity of SB&H. Look for our SB&H "What is it?" bookmarks in your local library.

Physical and social barriers, medical complications, learning disabilities and financial burdens are some of the challenges that individuals with spina bifida and hydrocephalus, and their families must face each and every day.

Help Ontario families meet these challenges... Raise awareness in your community.

For more information call 1-800-387-1575 or email


Municipal Proclamations

The following municipalities are honouring SB&H with official proclamations designating June 2013 Spina Bifida & Hydrocephalus Awareness Month:

  • Adjala-Tosorontio (The Corp. of the Township of)
  • Ajax (Town of)
  • Arran-Eldersli (Municipality of)
  • Aurora (Town of)
  • Barrie (Corp. of the Town of)
  • Billings (Corp. of the Town of)
  • Brantford ( The Corporation of the City of)
  • Bruce Mines (Corp. of the Town of)
  • Caledon (Town of )
  • Callander (Municipality of)
  • Clarington (Corp. of Munc. of)
  • Cochrane ( The Corp. of the Town of)
  • Cornwall (City of)
  • Dryden (City of)
  • Dufferin ( County of)
  • Espanola (Town of)
  • Fort Erie (Town of)
  • Fort Frances (Town of)
  • Frontenac (County of)
  • Georgina (Town of)
  • Grimsby (Town of)
  • Kirkland Lake (Corp. of Town of)
  • Loyalist (Township of)
  • Melancthon (Township of)
  • Midland (Corp. of Town of)
    Newmarket (Town of)
  • New Tecumseth (Town of)
  • Niagara Falls (City of)
  • Norfolk County (Corp. of)
  • North Bay (Corp. of the City of)
  • Northeastern Manitoulin & the Islands (Town of)
  • Oakville (Town of)
  • Orillia (City of )
  • Oshawa (The Corp. of the City of)
  • Ottawa (City of)
  • Parry Sound (Corp. of Town of)
  • Pickering (City of)
  • Port Colborne (City of)
  • Port Hope (The Municipality of)
  • Prince Edward (County of)
  • Quinte West (City of)
  • Richmond Hill (Town of)
  • Rideau Lakes (Township of)
  • Scugog (Township of)
  • Stratford (City of )
  • St. Thomas (The Corp. of the City of)
  • Timmins (The Corp. of the City of)
  • Toronto (City of)
  • Tweed (Municipality of)
  • Welland (City of)
  • Whitby (Corporation of the Town of)
  • Whitchurch-Stouffville (Town of)

SB&H extends our warmest thanks to the Council & Mayor of each municipality for recognizing our cause.

Presentations & Displays

Raising public awareness of spina bifida and hydrocephalus is of primary importance to our membership. The Association welcomes opportunities to provide exhibits or speakers at conferences, seminars, workshops, schools, workplaces, etc. This form of education facilitates the acceptance of people with disabilities in communities across Ontario. We work to increase knowledge and understanding through presentations, displays and other promotional efforts.

If you would like SB&H to make a presentation or provide a display, please contact us at 1-800-387-1575 or email