[38] Bill 145 Original (PDF)

Bill 145 2006

An Act to proclaim
the month of May as
Street Safety Awareness Month


In Ontario, crime on our city streets has become an everyday occurrence. Residents no longer feel safe walking in their own community. For this reason, there exist many programs and community initiatives within Ontario that attempt to foster safe streets, such as Block Parent and Neighbourhood Watch.

These programs try to encourage people to safeguard their communities against street violence by promoting safety. Street violence in Ontario takes the lives of many innocent people every day, and for this reason alone, there is ample need to draw attention to safety in our communities.

It is also important to recognize the many projects we have in Ontario to help promote street safety. We should pay tribute to the contributions that they have made and the positive developments they have brought about. These programs encourage residents to foster a community which promotes, supports and encourages citizens to watch out for and take care of one another.

It is appropriate to recognize the month of May as Street Safety Awareness Month in Ontario.

Therefore, Her Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Ontario, enacts as follows:

Street Safety Awareness Month

1.  The month of May in each year is proclaimed as Street Safety Awareness Month.


2.  This Act comes into force on the day it receives Royal Assent.

Short title

3.  The short title of this Act is the Street Safety Awareness Month Act, 2006.


The Bill proclaims the month of May in each year as Street Safety Awareness Month.