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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National Volunteer Week 2024

Posted on Monday, April 15, 2024 10:08 AM

APRIL 14-20, 2024

WHEREAS, 24 million Canadians give their time through formal or informal types of volunteering, contributing close to 5 billion volunteer hours per year; and

WHEREAS, volunteers in Thunder Bay mentor our children, support those feeling isolated, beautify our green spaces, and fundraise for our charitable organizations; and

WHEREAS, volunteers in Thunder Bay have stepped up during the COVID-19 pandemic to support families, friends, neighbors and strangers, people standing up to...

World Parkinson's Awareness Day 2024

Posted on Thursday, April 11, 2024 08:30 AM

APRIL 11, 2024

WHEREAS, over 100,000 Canadian live with Parkinson’s disease – a disorder of the central nervous system that results in a person gradually losing the ability to control body movements; and
WHEREAS, symptoms can vary and can include tremors, slowness of movement, difficultly with balance, wallowing, chewing, and a variety of other non-motor symptoms; and
WHEREAS; World Parkinson’s Day aims to raise awareness and share available resources with those with this debilitating disease and...

Dental Hygienist's Week 2024

Posted on Thursday, April 04, 2024 08:30 AM

APRIL 4-10, 2024

WHEREAS, 59% of Canadian children and 96% of adults have experienced cavities, and 21% of Canadian adults have experienced periodontal (gum) issues; and

WHEREAS, research shows a direct link between oral health and overall health and well-being such, as periodontal disease being linked to a number of serious illnesses including, lung disease, diabetes and heart disease; and

WHEREAS, oral health issues are easily preventable and treatable, and Canadians, especially children and...

World Autism Day 2024

Posted on Tuesday, April 02, 2024 08:30 AM

APRIL 2, 2024

WHEREAS, World Autism Awareness Day will be recognized on April 2, 2024, in Canada thanks to Senator Jim Munson’s Bill S-206, An Act Respecting World Autism Awareness Day; and

WHEREAS, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) affects more than 135,000 Ontarians. Autism Spectrum Disorder is a neurodevelopmental disorder affecting 1 in every 66 Canadian children, as well as their friends, family and community; and approximately 1-2% of the Canadian population is on the autism spectrum; and

Royal Canadian Air Forces Centennial Day 2024

Posted on Monday, April 01, 2024 08:00 AM

APRIL 1, 2023

WHEREAS, Royal Canadian Air Force Centennial Day is to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Royal Canadian Air Force; and

WHEREAS, this day is also to honour the men and women who have, and continue to, protect Canada and its people; and

WHEREAS, I encourage all citizens in the City of Thunder Bay to join in the ceremonies commemorating out history, to recognize our people for their achievements, while looking forward o an exciting future.

NOW THEREFORE, I, Ken Boshcoff, Mayor of...