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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Bell Let's Talk Day

Posted on Wednesday, January 26, 2022 03:00 AM

JANUARY 26, 2022

WHEREAS, January 26, 2022 marks the twelfth annual Bell Let’s Talk Day, a day of conversation, support and positive change for mental health; and

WHEREAS, Thunder Bay supports positive mental health for all citizens and members of our community and seeks to improve the lives of all citizens who will experience a mental illness or mental health issue in their lifetime and those who are struggling with their mental health amid the COVID-19 situation; and

WHEREAS, Thunder Bay recognizes...

Alzheimer's Awareness Month

Posted on Thursday, January 06, 2022 09:30 AM


WHEREAS, over half a million Canadians are living with dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease, with 25,000 new cases diagnosed every year; and

WHEREAS, each January, the Alzheimer Society of Thunder Bay asks Thunder Bay residents to stand together to decrease stigma related to Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. By learning the warning signs, receiving a proper diagnosis, to ask support, and to be able to live a healthy active lifestyle while living with dementia; and


Year of the Garden 2022

Posted on Tuesday, January 04, 2022 03:00 AM


WHEREAS, the Year of the Garden 2022 celebrates the Centennial of Canada’s horticulture sector; and

WHEREAS, gardens and gardening contribute to the quality of life of our municipality, our climate action goals and create safe and healthy places where people can come together in the spirit of inclusivity and reconciliation; and

WHEREAS, the Year of the Garden 2022 will highlight and celebrate the important contribution of gardeners, our local gardening organizations, horticultural professionals...

Salvation Army Week

Posted on Monday, December 20, 2021 03:00 AM

DECEMBER 20-24, 2021

WHEREAS, The Salvation Army is the largest non-governmental service provider in Canada; and

WHEREAS, The Salvation Army has been caring for men, women and children, in Thunder Bay and across Ontario for over 135 years; and

WHEREAS, The Salvation Army’s annual Christmas Kettle Campaign is a symbol of hope to people who receive care from the Salvation Army in Thunder Bay each year.

NOW THEREFORE, I, Mayor Bill Mauro, on behalf of Thunder Bay City Council, do hereby proclaim December...

National Ukrainian Holodomor Awareness Week

Posted on Friday, November 19, 2021 03:00 AM

NOVEMBER 22-28, 2021

WHEREAS, the year 2021 marks the 88th anniversary of the Holodomor in Ukraine in 1932-33; and

WHEREAS, this famine genocide marked one of the most heinous crimes committed by the totalitarian Russian regime against the people of Ukraine; and

WHEREAS, the League of Ukrainian Canadians – Thunder Bay Branch wishes to raise awareness of this tragic event where millions of innocent Ukrainians perished by starvation during the induced famine; and

WHEREAS, we wish to unite the Ukrainian...