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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Food Allergy Awareness Month 2023

Posted on Monday, May 01, 2023 08:00 AM

MAY 2023

WHEREAS, Food Allergy Awareness Month was established as a national month of encouraging food allergy awareness and supporting those who are impacted by food allergy and anaphylaxis; and

WHEREAS, Food allergy affects over 3 million Canadians, including approximately 500,000 children; and

WHEREAS, a food allergy is an immune system response to a food the body mistakenly believes is harmful. When a person with food allergy eats the food, his or her immune system releases massive amounts of...

Jewish Heritage Month 2023

Posted on Monday, May 01, 2023 08:00 AM

MAY, 2023

WHEREAS, there is a historic Jewish population in the City of Thunder Bay and this population reflects the rich and varied history of the Jewish people. Comprising a population tracing its origins to many different parts of the world, and embracing the many different traditions and practices within Judaism;

WHEREAS, Statistics Canada notes that the Jewish population in the country is approximately 400,000 people, more than 1% of the total Canadian population, making it the...

Melanoma and Skin Cancer Awareness Month 2023

Posted on Monday, May 01, 2023 08:00 AM

MAY 2023

WHEREAS, It is imperative that communities across Canada be reminded of importance of sun safety; and

WHEREAS, Over-exposure to UV radiation is one of the major causes of melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancers; and

WHEREAS, Skin cancer is the most common of all cancers. 1 in 6 Canadians born in the 1990’s will get skin cancer in their lifetimes; and

WHEREAS, Many people seek sun without taking the advisable precautionary measures and are unaware that any darkening of skin colour, including...

Museum Month 2023

Posted on Monday, May 01, 2023 08:00 AM

MAY, 2023

WHEREAS, the 700+ museums, art galleries, and heritage sites across Ontario are key assets to education, employment, economic development, tourism, culture, and equity; and

WHEREAS, museums support the ability of Ontario municipalities to attract skilled workers in all sectors, including a workforce of museum professionals and volunteers; and

WHEREAS, this month provides an opportunity to recognize the vital rose museums play in helping to achieve recovery and rebuilding across Ontario....

National Day of Mourning 2023

Posted on Friday, April 28, 2023 08:00 AM

APRIL 28, 2023

WHEREAS, April 28th is a day set aside to honour those workers across the country whose lives has been lost, those who have been injured or disabled on the job, or who suffer from occupational diseases; and

WHEREAS, the City of Thunder Bay is committed to establishing and maintaining safe workplace conditions for our workers; and

WHEREAS, the National Day of Mourning was officially recognized by the federal government in 1991, and originally launched by the Canadian Labour Congress...