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.

Request a proclamation application form



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Boys and Girls Club Day 2023

Posted on Friday, June 02, 2023 08:00 AM

JUNE 2, 2023

WHEREAS, for 120+ years, BGC Clubs have been creating opportunities for millions of Canadian kids and teens. Their trained staff and volunteers provide programs and services that help young people realize positive outcomes; and

WHEREAS, this is our National Day of awareness where Clubs and the BGC movement come together to celebrate Club impact across Canada; and

WHEREAS, the lights at City Hall have been changed to green for the day, to celebrate and support the Boys and Girls Club,...

Seniors day 2023

Posted on Thursday, June 01, 2023 01:53 PM

JUNE 2023

WHEREAS, Seniors Month is an annual province –wide celebration; and

WHEREAS, seniors have contributed and continue to contribute immensely to the life and vibrancy of this community; and

WHEREAS, seniors continue to serve as leaders, mentors, volunteers and important and active members of this community; and

WHEREAS, their contributions past and present warrant appreciation and recognition and their stories deserve to be told; and

WHEREAS, the health and well-being of seniors is in the...

Injured Workers Day 2023

Posted on Thursday, June 01, 2023 08:00 AM

JUNE 1, 2023

WHEREAS, decades of struggle by workers and their unions have created many health and safety regulations and an employer funded Workers Compensation System for times when those safeguards fail; and

WHEREAS, statistics show that over 2000 employees die and hundreds of thousands are injured and made ill each year in Ontario because of accidents that occur while they are at work and the reality is that many of these accidents and deaths could have been prevented; and

WHEREAS, Injured...

Italian Heritage Month 2023

Posted on Thursday, June 01, 2023 08:00 AM

JUNE, 2023

WHEREAS, the City of Thunder Bay is home to a proud and vibrant Italian-Canadian community that has made significant, important, and long lasting contributions to our community; and

WHEREAS, Italian Heritage Month provides an opportunity to acknowledge the rich history and culture of the Italian community in Thunder Ba, and to recognize the importance of preserving and promoting Italian heritage and culture for generations to come; and

WHEREAS, during Italian Heritage Month we celebrate...

Pride Month 2023

Posted on Thursday, June 01, 2023 08:00 AM

JUNE 2023

WHEREAS, Thunder Bay celebrates the diversity that strengthens our city, including individuals who identify as two-spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, asexual and all other diverse sexual and gender identities; and

WHEREAS, City Council reaffirms its commitment to diversity, equity, respect and inclusion within our community; and

WHEREAS, the intent is to encourage Thunder Bay to be an inclusive and welcoming place for people of all sexual and gender identities...