Mayor John Tory has proclaimed September 14 Champions of Care Day to honour frontline healthcare workers and remember those who lost their lives to COVID-19.
On Monday, Tory made the announcement, thanking all of the frontline health workers for their critical role in saving lives and keeping people safe.
Proud to proclaim today as Champions of Care Day. I encourage everyone to give thanks to front line workers in their families and neighborhoods, and online, while they continue to meet the challenges posed by #COVID19, keeping us healthy and safe. #ShareTheCare pic.twitter.com/qNRLoRAPZI
— John Tory (@JohnTory) September 14, 2020
“Your commitment to the people you serve has helped our city’s efforts in navigating this crisis and ensuring that our residents can get through these challenging times,” Tory said.
“On the Champions of Care Day, I encourage everyone to give thanks to frontline workers in their neighbourhoods and online while they continue to meet the challenges posed by COVID-19, keeping us healthy and safe.”
According to the City, healthcare workers, collectively with the efforts of all Torontonians, allowed the city to experience a limited strain on the healthcare system during the first wave of the pandemic.
“I extend my sincere thanks to all frontline health care workers for their sacrifices, their incredible dedication and hard work during the COVID-19 pandemic. Every day, you are risking your own health as you fight this pandemic, and for that we will all be forever grateful,” said Toronto’s Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Eileen de Villa.
“You are saving lives and doing all you can to ensure that we will get through this pandemic and that our city will come back stronger than ever.”
Residents are encouraged to show their gratitude in their local communities and online with a hashtag #championsofcare.