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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Human Values Day 2023

Posted on Monday, April 24, 2023 08:00 AM

APRIL 24, 2023

WHEREAS, raising and increasing awareness of the basic Human Value of truth, right conduct, peace, love and non-violence, as well as all the multiple sub values like honesty, integrity, kindness and caring in the City of Thunder Bay is a primary goal of this wonderful city; and

WHEREAS, these values are inherent in all creeds, countries, cultures and communities, making these values truly Values without Boarders; and

WHEREAS, making the City of Thunder Bay a ‘City of Character’ is...

National Volunteer Week 2023

Posted on Friday, April 14, 2023 08:00 AM

APRIL 16-22, 2023

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...

Honeybee Appreciation Months 2023

Posted on Tuesday, April 11, 2023 11:16 AM


WHEREAS, the honeybee is responsible for pollination of nearly 3 quarters of plants that produce 90% of the world’s food. A 3rd of the world’s production depends on honeybees and pollinators. Ex every 3rd spoonful of food depends on pollination and;

WHEREAS, the honeybee is one of the most vital species that plays the essential roles as one of the major pollinators, thus ensuring food and food security, sustainable agriculture and biodiversity and;

WHEREAS, the honeybee is...

National Dental Hygienists Week 2023

Posted on Tuesday, April 04, 2023 08:00 AM

APRIL 4-10, 2023

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...

National Poison Prevention Week

Posted on Friday, March 17, 2023 08:00 AM

MARCH 19-25, 2023

WHEREAS, an annual national awareness campaign draws attention to the causes of poisonings and how to adopt poison prevention strategies; and

WHEREAS, Ontario Poison Centre (OPC) is a non-profit telephone health promotion service which operates 24/7, answering calls from homes, hospitals, EMS, group homes and LTC to assist in and support toxic exposures; and

WHEREAS, OPC will work with community partners on an awareness campaign to inform when poison happens, poison centres are...