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I, Jeff Lehman, Mayor of the City of Barrie hereby proclaim
May 19, 2021 asPersonal Support Worker Day
WHEREAS; Personal Support Workers (PSW) have selflessly and tirelessly provided care to our community’s most vulnerable through an extraordinarily challenging year, a year made more precarious by a pandemic the likes of which many of us have never seen. Through all of this they have been, and continue to remain, steadfast and true; and
WHEREAS;  They have given so much of themselves every day, sacrificing their own health, safety, time with their families, even their own lives to ensure the safety and care of our seniors and vulnerable. PSWs ensure that people in long term care facilities, or in their homes are safe and cared for. They make every effort to provide the best possible care to them, and do it with a sense of compassion and empathy that is the badge of honour of every PSW; and
WHEREAS;  Now, more than ever we are thankful to our PSWs along with all health care workers on the frontlines caring for those who are affected by COVID-19. PSWs truly deserve our recognition and respect for everything they have done through this pandemic and through the working conditions they face every day, especially in the long-term care setting.
WHEREAS;  PSW Day is an opportunity to celebrate their contributions to our community, and to our loved ones.  We thank all the PSWs and frontline health care workers as they continue to provide this essential and vital work that directly impacts the lives of so many everyday.
THEREFORE, I, Jeff Lehman, Mayor of the City of Barrie, do hereby proclaim May 19, 2021 to be “Personal Support Worker Day.”

- Jeff Lehman, Mayor of the City of BARRIE

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