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The truth is, it’s hard to tell the story of this place. And that’s what makes it so special.

It’s home. It’s work. It’s play.

It’s people. A tier of government. A place on a map.

The truth is, for everyone who calls York Region home, the story of this place is different.

And that’s a good thing. A wonderful thing.

Because, despite being a collection of individuals and places,

we choose, each day, to grow together.

As a community – a symphony of stories and voices.

That’s why, in 2018, The Regional Municipality of York will celebrate this place and those who call it home. We will celebrate and bring awareness to York Region’s core services and the impactful difference we are making in the lives of York Region residents, visitors, businesses and workers.

Because we are York Region and, while we may be diverse, we all…#loveyr.

Follow us on social media and share your pride for being a part of such desirable community by using #loveyr.

What We Do?

York Region is a two tier municipality. This means that the upper-tier municipality (The Regional Municipality of York) delivers specific services for the lower-tier municipalities. York Region’s lower-tier municipalities include Aurora, East Gwillimbury, Georgina, King, Markham, Newmarket, Richmond Hill, Vaughan, and Whitchurch-Stouffville.

World Cities Day

On Wednesday, October 31, York Region will celebrate World Cities Day. There are so many great urban locations in York Region worth exploring. Our urban centres are where people can live, work and play, with options available for transportation, employment, housing, retail, entertainment, education and access to services. n recognition of World Cities Day you are encouraged to celebrate York Region’s urban places and spaces.

World Tourism Day

September 27 marks World Tourism Day. You don’t need to leave York Region to experience a variety of activities. York Region has it all, from premier amusement parks, art galleries and museums, restaurants, lush golf courses, family farms and markets, spectacular York Regional Forest trails, shopping destinations, waterfront activities and much more.

International Day of Older Persons

Seniors play an important role in our families and in our communities. From warm, loving hugs to wisdom about life and business, we are able to learn so much from the seniors in our lives. As respected, valued and honoured members of the community, York Region is celebrating seniors on October 1, 2018 as part of International Day of Older Persons.

International Day of Friendship

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The International Day of Friendship is a United Nations (UN) day that focuses on the role friendship plays in promoting peace in many cultures. At York Region, we are proud of the relationship we have with our nine local cities and towns. We understand the value our friendship plays in delivering our core services and programs. In recognition of International Day of Friendship being celebrated on Monday, July 30, we’re distributed friendship bracelets across our nine local cities and towns. We invite you to find a bracelet and wear it as a symbol of our friendship.

National Public Services Week

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National Public Service Week (NPSW) recognizes the value of the services rendered and the contributions by public service employees. It was designed to promote pride in and recognition of public service employees. At York Region, we see it as an opportunity to talk about the work our employees do in delivering high-quality programs and services. To join us in providing exceptional public service, and to learn more about a career at York Region, visit York.ca/careers #loveyr Draw on your passion. Shape our community.

World Population Day

York Region has a mosaic of cultures with more than 120 different languages and over 230 ethnic origins reported. People from around the world continue to #loveyr and choose the Region as their home. Our public art and cultural locations tell the story of our residents and play an important role in enhancing public space. In recognition of World Population Day between July 11th and August 4th members of the public are encouraged to submit a picture of their favourite public art piece, landmark or cultural location in York Region. You can learn more about York Region’s immigration and ethnocultural diversity in our Census bulletins.

Global Day of Parents

In celebration of Global Day of Parents on Friday, June 1, 2018, we have compiled a list of some of the most asked parenting questions we receive. Creating communities where parents feel supported throughout their journey, armed with the tools and guidance needed to feel prepared for any situation is our priority and we hope that this helps you feel like you are not alone – because you aren’t.

Road Safety Week

Ever heard of a staycation? It sounds like vacation, but you don’t have to travel abroad to explore new sights and sounds. May 14, 2018 is the first day of Road Safety Week, a week to acknowledge all the services York Region provides to help make our roads safer.

Emergency Preparedness Week

May 6 to 12 is Emergency Preparedness Week. York Region and our municipal partners each have emergency management programs and plans in place, including our detailed Emergency Management Plan. As part of Emergency Preparedness Week York Region residents are encouraged to plan ahead by knowing the risks, making a plan, staying connected and making an emergency preparedness kit. For more information, including what to pack in an emergency kit and how to receive local emergency alerts direct to your mobile phone, visit york.ca/beprepared.

Law Day

Tuesday, April 17 is Ontario Law Day. The day is meant to enhance the public's understanding of the law, the role of lawyers and judges and empower the public at large.

On Law Day, Legal and Court Services launched a campaign to promote Regional service and help inform York Region residents of their options if they receive a ticket (also called an offence notice). Learn more at york.ca/tickets.

Earth Day

Earth Day is Sunday, April 22 and York Region is asking residents to re-think or skip a simple everyday action to support a sustainable lifestyle and healthy environment.

The theme of Earth Day 2018 is focused on consuming less, especially when it comes to plastic. Plastic pollution is a growing concern because of its impacts to the environment. Of the plastic products used and taken for granted, plastic drinking straws are among the most unnecessary. So, if possible, skip the straw.

World Health Day

Saturday, April 7, 2018 is World Health Day. York Region is committed to ensuring that every resident has access to the tools and resources needed to live a healthy and balanced life. Whether we are at work, at home or at play, keeping our minds and bodies active and strong will lead to a more fulfilling and enriched life. Read some tips to stay healthy and active in York Region:

St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick’s Day can be fun for the whole family! With creative crafts, delicious recipes and dedicated family time, there is so much to celebrate. From child development to nutrition and everything in between, York Region is here for you. We are York Region, and we all #loveyr!

Valentine’s Day

Just in time for Valentine’s Day we celebrated all there is to love about York Region through our #loveyr campaign. Learn more about the important role that York Region plays in helping to keep the hearts of York Region residents happy and healthy all year long.

World Radio Day

On February 13, we partnered with 105.9 The Region to celebrate World Radio Day. Listen to the interviews to learn more about this year’s theme of sports, and the number of programs and initiatives York Region offers to support a healthy and active lifestyle.

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