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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Rail Safety Week 2022

Posted on Tuesday, September 20, 2022 08:00 AM

SEPTEMBER 19-25, 2022


WHEREAS, Public – Rail Safety Week is to be held across Canada from September 19 to 25, 2022; and

WHEREAS, it is in the public’s interest to raise citizens’  awareness of the dangers of ignoring safety warnings at level crossings and trespassing on rail property to reduce avoidable deaths, injuries and damage caused by incidents involving trains and citizens; and

WHEREAS, Operation Lifesaver is a public/private partnership whose aim is to work with the public, rail...

Show Your Local Love 2022

Posted on Monday, September 19, 2022 08:00 AM

Show Your Local Love Day September 20 & Show Your Local Love Week September 19-23

SEPTEMBER 20 & SEPTEMBER 19-23, 2022

WHEREAS, United Way Thunder Bay is a local organization that focuses collective efforts on issues of poverty in our community; and

WHEREAS, Show Your Local Love Day is an opportunity for community members to demonstrate their local love for Thunder Bay by being a good neighbour and lending a hand to those in need; and

WHEREAS, Show Your Local Love Day is an initiative led...

National Coaches Week 2022

Posted on Friday, September 16, 2022 08:00 AM

SEPTEMBER 17-25, 2022

WHEREAS, the City of Thunder Bay recognizes the tremendous positive impact coaches have on athletes and communities; and

WHEREAS, the purpose of National Coaches Week is to provide the 300,000 coaches who call Thunder Bay and Ontario home with the resources, representation, and recognition they deserve for the time they devote to ensuring Canadians live an active and healthy lifestyle; and

WHEREAS, a number of great coaches live and volunteer here and we celebrate their commitments...

National Forest Week 2022

Posted on Friday, September 16, 2022 08:00 AM

SEPTEMBER 18-24, 2022

WHEREAS, Canada’s forests are a valuable, renewable resource that contribute to our economy and the livelihoods of our communities; and

WHEREAS, Canada’s forests play a crucial role in maintaining healthy ecosystems, clean air and water and wildlife habitat whilst being an important aspect of climate change mitigation efforts; and

WHEREAS, The City of Thunder Bay and its citizens rely on the surrounding forests for livelihood, health, and recreation; and

WHEREAS, This annual...

Arthritis Awareness Month 2022

Posted on Thursday, September 01, 2022 08:00 AM


WHEREAS, community support has been critical throughout the Arthritis Society’s 74 year history, enabling the organization to fulfill its mission to fight the fire of arthritis with cutting-edge research, bold innovation, fiery advocacy, and evidence-based information and patient-centred support; and

WHEREAS, Arthritis is not just arthritis. Arthritis is serious. It causes debilitating pain, restricts mobility and diminishes quality of life. Six million Canadians – 1 in 5 – live everyday...