Motion To: WHEREAS Canadian demographics indicate that seniors are one of the fastest growing population groups in our communities with nationwide projections that by 2036, their numbers will represent 24.5% or 9.8 million citizens; and WHEREAS according to the 2006 census from Statistics Canada, over 100,000 seniors (aged 65 and over) reside in the City of Ottawa and it is expected that by the year 2031, the number will grow to approximately 230,000 seniors; and WHEREAS the City of Ottawa has benefited from the many tireless hours of volunteer work and leadership generously donated by local senior citizens; and WHEREAS senior citizens have helped to build our communities through active living, shared knowledge, and a diversity of experiences; and WHEREAS the month of June is recognized by the Province of Ontario as Seniors’ Month; THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT Ottawa City Council declare June 2013, to be Seniors’ Month in the City of Ottawa.
Absent/RecusedM. Taylor (a)
D. Thompson (a)
Vote recorded from City Council on 2013-05-22 regarding agenda item MOTIONS OF WHICH NOTICE HAS BEEN PREVIOUSLY GIVEN.