National Brain Health Education and Awareness Month Act

An Act respecting a National Brain Health Education and Awareness Month

This bill was previously introduced in the 41st Parliament, 1st Session.

Sponsor

Kirsty Duncan  Liberal

Introduced as a private member’s bill. (These don’t often become law.)

Status

Introduced, as of Oct. 16, 2013

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Summary

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This enactment designates the month of March in each and every year as “National Brain Health Education and Awareness Month”.

Elsewhere

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National Brain Health Education and Awareness Month Act
Routine Proceedings

June 15th, 2011 / 3:20 p.m.
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Liberal

Kirsty Duncan Etobicoke North, ON

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-220, An Act respecting a National Brain Health Education and Awareness Month.

Mr. Speaker, five million Canadians are living with a neurological condition today. The bill would designate the month of March as national brain awareness month in order to help raise awareness about neurological disease and injuries.

Designating the month would educate the people of Canada to enhance their understanding of brain health, including brain diseases, disorders and injuries. It would ensure that brain health research was fully funded and that preventive measures, treatment and support were universally accessible. It would confirm the government's commitment to improving the quality of life of all persons who live with a brain condition and of their families and informal caregivers.

It is my hope that hon. members will support the bill and that the introduction of the bill will help raise awareness of the need for a national brain strategy and lay the foundation for a national strategy to which our party is already committed.

(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)