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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.

To help you in your efforts to promote awareness in your community, please feel free to download resources from our Media Resources Page

For more information call 1-800-387-1575 or email provincial@sbhao.on.ca

 

Municipal Proclamations

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

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

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 provincial@sbhao.on.ca