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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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...

World Menstrual Health Day 2023

Posted on Friday, May 26, 2023 08:00 AM

MAY 28, 2023

WHEREAS, this day highlights the importance on menstrual equity and public education that advocates for equitable access to proper menstrual hygiene; and

WHEREAS, Menstrual Health Day raises awareness about the challenges that women, girls and gender diverse people experience due to menstruation. It also highlights the importance of menstrual hygiene. Talking about this is an important part of reducing the stigma around periods; and

WHEREAS, it is a time to speak positively about...

VON Week 2023

Posted on Friday, May 19, 2023 08:00 AM

MAY 21-27, 2023

WHEREAS, The Victorian Order of Nurses for Canada is a charitable community-based health care organization that has addressed community health and social needs for over 125 years; and

WHEREAS, VON Thunder Bay nurses, home support workers, community service coordinators and many other staff and volunteers have been caring for the lives and well-being of residents of Thunder Bay and District since 1944 (and before) and VON’s nursing, health promotion and support services make a...