Proclamations help to create a public awareness of special events and are intended for the betterment of the community. Occasionally the City receives requests from organizations or internal departments to declare or proclaim certain dates for specific causes (e.g. Race Relations Week, International Women's Day, etc.). A proclamation may be issued for a day, a week or a month.

Requesting a proclamation

The City's policy states that proclamations are undertaken only on matters that relate directly to the specific operations of the municipality. Once reviewed and approved the Proclamation will be posted on the City website.

Proclamation requests must be sent to the Office of the City Clerk three weeks prior to the special occasion. Return the completed form to:

Office of the City Clerk Attn: Proclamations
500 Donald Street East, First Floor
Thunder Bay, ON, P7E 5V3

Fax: 807-625-2233

If you are requesting a proclamation for the first time, please provide details on your organization and the relevance of the proclamation to the City of Thunder Bay. As well, please provide a draft of the proclamation. The Office of the City Clerk reserves the right to edit the proclamation to ensure proper format and grammar.




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Ignite the Light Day 2024

Posted on Tuesday, July 09, 2024 08:30 AM

JULY 9, 2024

WHEREAS, the Canadian Paralympic Committee and the Paralympic Foundation of Canada are launching the IGNITE the Light campaign on July 9th to mark 50 days until the Paralympic Games;

WHEREAS, this campaign aims to illuminate over 50 landmarks across Canada, demonstrating our collective support for the Canadian Paralympic Team as they prepare to compete on the world stage in August;

WHEREAS, the following iconic landmarks, among others, will be part of this celebration: Niagara Falls,...

National Injury Prevention Day 2024

Posted on Friday, July 05, 2024 08:30 AM

JULY 5, 2024

WHEREAS, July 5, 2023 will mark Parachute’s 8th annual National Prevention Day (NIPD): a day to raise awareness around the importance of injury prevention and help Canadians to live long lives to the fullest through education and advocacy; and

WHEREAS, Parachute is Canada’s national charity dedicated to reducing the devastating impact of preventable injuries; and

WHEREAS, injury is the No. 1 killer of Canadians aged 1 to 44 and costs the Canadian economy $29.4 billion a year; and

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 2024

Posted on Friday, June 14, 2024 08:30 AM

JUNE 15, 2024

WHEREAS, Thunder Bay older adults deserve to be treated with respect and dignity and valued as contributing members of society, imparting a wealth of experience and wisdom in our communities, and

WHEREAS, the International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse, in support of the United Nations International Plan of Action, proclaimed this day to recognize the significance of elder abuse as a public health and human rights issue; and

WHEREAS, Thunder...

Mining Day 2024

Posted on Thursday, June 13, 2024 08:30 AM

JUNE 15, 2024

WHEREAS, the mining and exploration industry employees are working quietly in Thunder Bay and NW Ontario, they should be recognized for their significant contribution to the local economy and the culture of their communities; and

WHEREAS, their success in finding mines benefits all, they accept no accolades but take it in stride as “just part of the job”; and

WHEREAS, this day should be a celebration where the mining community and the public meet and have fun at Prince Arthur’s...

Hope Air Day 2024

Posted on Friday, June 07, 2024 08:30 AM

JUNE 7, 2024

WHEREAS, access to healthcare is a fundamental right for all citizens, regardless of their geographic location;

WHEREAS, Hope Air, a charitable organization, has been tirelessly dedicated to providing access to healthcare by facilitating free flights and other services for patients living in rural and under-served communities in Ontario, ensuring they can receive vital medical treatment regardless of distance or financial means;

WHEREAS, Hope Air has been instrumental in bridging the...