August 26, 2022

National Polycystic Kidney Disease Awareness Day 2022

Mayors Across Canada Proclaim Sept. 4th as National Polycystic Kidney Disease Awareness Day

We are proud to announce the 2022 #PKDAwarenessDay campaign secured more than 40 local proclamations, on top of dozens of flag raising ceremonies and monument lightings! We are extremely grateful to the towns and cities who have joined Health Canada in proclaiming National PKD Awareness Day.

This is HUGE support for the Canadian PKD community and we couldn't be more appreciative of all the volunteers, Chapter Coordinators, Mayors + Councilors that help to make this happen every year. Together, we will #EndPKD!

If you don't see your town or city's mayor below, please contact us so that we can reach out to ask them for support next year! (Please keep in mind that some municipalities do not issue proclamations.)


Aurora, ON Mayor Tom Mrakas Mayoral proclamation
Barrie, ON Mayor Jeff Lehman Mayoral proclamation, flag raising (Sept. 2nd, 11:00am)
Beaconsfield, QC Mayor Georges Bourelle Mayoral proclamation
Bradford, ON Mayor Rob Keffer Mayoral proclamation, flag raising (Sept. 2nd, 10:00am)
Brampton, ON Mayor Patrick Brown Mayoral proclamation
Brossard, QC Mayor Doreen Assaad Mayoral proclamation
Calgary, AB Mayor Jyoti Gondek Mayoral proclamation
Corner Brook, NL Mayor Jim Parsons Mayoral proclamation, flag raising (Sept 4th)
Country of Northern Lights, AB Councilor Terry Ungarian Mayoral proclamation
Dollard-des-Ormeaux, QC Mayor Alex Bottausci Mayoral proclamation
Edmonton, AB Mayor Amarjeet Sohi Mayoral proclamation
Georgina, ON Mayor Margaret Quirk Mayoral proclamation, flag raising
Guelph, ON Mayor Cam Guthrie Flag raising (Sept. 2nd)
Halifax, NS Mayor Mike Savage Mayoral proclamation
Hamilton, ON Mayor Fred Eisenberger Lighting
Kingston, ON Mayor Bryan Paterson Mayoral proclamation, flag raising (Sept. 4th)
Kirkland, QC Mayor Michel Gibson Mayoral proclamation
Kitchener, ON Mayor Berry Vrbanovic Mayoral proclamation, flag raising (Sept. 2nd)
Laval, QC Mayor Stéphane Boyer Mayoral proclamation
L'île-Bizard–Sainte-Geneviève, QC Mayor Stéphane Côté Mayoral proclamation
London, ON Mayor Ed Holder Flag raising (Sept. 2nd)
Medicine Hat, AB Mayor Linnsie Clark Mayoral proclamation
Milton, ON
Mayor Gordon Krantz Mayoral proclamation, flag raising (Sept. 2nd)
Mississauga, ON Mayor Bonnie Crombie Lighting
Newmarket, ON Mayor John Taylor Mayoral proclamation, flag raising (Sept. 6th)
Niagara Falls, ON Mayor Jim Diodati Mayoral proclamation, flag raising (Sept. 2nd)
Orillia, ON Mayor Steve Clarke Mayoral proclamation
Ottawa, ON Mayor Jim Watson Flag raising (Sept. 4th)
Pierrefonds-Roxboro, QC Mayor Jim Beis Mayoral proclamation
Pointe Claire, QC Mayor Tim Thomas Mayoral proclamation
Regina, SK Mayor Sandra Masters Mayoral proclamation
Richmond Hill, ON Mayor David West Mayoral proclamation
Saint-Laurent, QC Councilor Alan DeSousa Council proclamation
Saint Leonard, QC Mayor Michel Bissonnet Mayoral proclamation
Saskatoon, SK Mayor Charlie Clark Mayoral proclamation, flag raising (Sept. 2nd)
St. John's, NL Mayor Andy Wells Mayoral proclamation, flag raising (Sept. 4th)
Sudbury, ON Mayor Brian Bigger Mayoral proclamation
Surrey, BC Mayor Doug McCallum Mayoral proclamation
Thunder Bay, ON Mayor Bill Mauro Mayoral proclamation
Toronto, ON Mayor John Tory Mayoral proclamation, flag raising (Sept. 4th)
Vancouver, BC Mayor Kennedy Stewart Mayoral proclamation
Vaughan, ON Mayor Maurizio Bevilacqua Mayoral proclamation, flag raising (Sept. 2nd)
Victoria, BC Mayor Lisa Helps Mayoral proclamation
Villeray-St. Michael-Parc Extension, QC Mayor Laurence Lavigne Lalonde Mayoral proclamation
Waterloo, ON Mayor Dave Jaworsky Lighting
Welland, ON Mayor Frank Campion Mayoral proclamation, flag raising (Sept. 2nd, 10:00am)
Whitby, ON Mayor Don Mitchell Mayoral proclamation, flag raising (Sept. 2nd, 9:00am)
Winnipeg, MB Mayor Brian Bowman Lighting


City Monuments Going #Teal4PKD

City monuments across Canada went #Teal4PKD in support of the thousands of Canadians and millions of people worldwide living with PKD! 

CN Tower Sept. 4th 
Toronto 3D City Sign Sept. 4th 
Edmonton Bridge Sept. 5th
Halifax City Hall Sept. 4th 
Nova Scotia Province House Sept. 4th 
Hamilton City Sign Sept. 4th 
Newmarket Riverwalk Commons & Waterfall Sept. 6th 
Niagara Falls Sept. 4th - 10:00 p.m. for a fifteen (15) minute duration - live cam link 
St. John's City Hall Sept. 4th 
Sails of Light Sept. 4th 
BC Place Sept. 4th 
Welland Bridge Sept. 4th 
Mississauga Clock Towers Sept. 4th 
Calgary Tower  Sept. 5th
Winnipeg City Sign Sept. 4th