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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Pride Month

Posted on Monday, May 31, 2021 04:00 AM

JUNE 2021

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 sexual orientations and gender identities; and

WHEREAS, the intent is to encourage Thunder Bay to be an inclusive and welcoming place for people of all sexual orientations and gender identities to attend school, to work, to raise a family, to start a business, to live; and

WHEREAS, Thunder Pride...

Deafblind Awareness Month

Posted on Friday, May 28, 2021 04:00 AM

JUNE 2021

WHEREAS, deafblindness is a unique disability that incorporates the loss of both sight and hearing. Individuals who are deafblind can live full, meaningful lives as independently as possible with the right supports in place, such as intervener services; and

WHEREAS, Canadian Hellen Keller Centre is a not-for-profit organization that supports individuals who are deafblind to increase their independence and improve their quality of life through specialized services; and

WHEREAS, everyone is...

Personal Support Worker Day

Posted on Monday, May 17, 2021 04:00 AM

MAY 19, 2021

WHEREAS, Today we recognize all of he Personal Support Workers (PSWs) who are the frontline of our healthcare system; and

WHEREAS, PSWs have selflessly and tirelessly, provided care to our communities most vulnerable through an extraordinarily challenging year. A year made more precarious by a Pandemic the likes of which many of us have never seen. Through all of this they have been, and continue to remain, steadfast and true; and

WHEREAS, They have given so much of themselves every day,...

National Denim Day

Posted on Friday, May 07, 2021 04:00 AM

MAY 11, 2021

WHEREAS, Breast cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer in Canadian women – it can be completely cured if caught in time; and

WHEREAS, 27,000 Canadian women were diagnosed with breast cancer in 2019; this represents 25% of all new cancer cases. 230 were men; and

WHEREAS, 5,000 women died of this disease in 2019; 13% of all cancer deaths; and

WHEREAS, 1 in 8 Canadian women will develop breast cancer in her lifetime, and 1 in 31 will die from it;

WHEREAS, by proclaiming National Denim...

Asian Heritage Month - "Day of Action Against Asian Racism"

Posted on Monday, May 03, 2021 07:15 AM

MAY 2021

WHEREAS, more than 7,000 City of Thunder Bay residents are from Asian origins; and

WHEREAS, the racial diversity of the City of Thunder Bay must be recognized and valued; and

WHEREAS, The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms 15 (1) states that Every individual is equal before and under the law and has the right to equal protection and equal benefit of the law without discrimination and, in particular, without discrimination based on race, national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, sex,...