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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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...

International Women's Day 2023

Posted on Wednesday, March 08, 2023 08:00 AM

MARCH 8, 2023

WHEREAS, in 1977, the United Nations proclaimed March 8 as International Women's Day to commemorate the 145 women killed in a fire at the Triangle Shirtwaist Company in New York City on March 25, 1911; and

WHEREAS, International Women's Day is a time to reflect on the social, political and economic achievements of women while focusing world attention on areas requiring further action; and

WHEREAS, International Women's Day is celebrated annually across the globe to recognize acts of...

Amyloidosis Awareness Month 2023

Posted on Wednesday, March 01, 2023 08:00 AM

MARCH, 2023

WHEREAS, March is Amyloidosis Awareness Month, a month dedicated to raising awareness, funding research, and supporting those living with amyloidosis and their loved ones; and

WHEREAS, Amyloidosis is a group of diseases that occurs when an abnormal protein, known as amyloid, builds up in the tissues and organs of the body. Left untreated, the disease can result in organ failure and can be fatal; and

WHEREAS, Amyloidosis can mimic the signs and symptoms of more common medical conditions...

Research and Innovation Week 2023

Posted on Monday, February 27, 2023 08:00 AM

FEBRUARY 27 – MARCH 2, 2023

WHEREAS, Lakehead University has, for more than 50 years, pursued research and innovation activities in various disciplines; and

WHEREAS, the Thunder Bay community and Northwestern Ontario greatly benefit from Lakehead University’s various research and innovation initiatives in the social sciences, humanities, sciences and engineering, and health services; and

WHEREAS, Lakehead University’s Research and Innovation Week celebrates the numerous accomplishments to the...