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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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...

Wear Red Canada 2023

Posted on Monday, February 13, 2023 08:00 AM

FEBRUARY 13, 2023

WHEREAS, Heart disease is the number one killer of women worldwide and the leading cause of premature death for Canadian women, a fact unknown to many women and their healthcare providers; and

WHEREAS, The Canadian Women’s Heart Health Alliance is an organization of volunteer health professionals and patients working hard to improve women’s heart health; and

WHEREAS; Wear Red Canada Day is celebrated annually to raise awareness for all Canadians, but especially Canadian women, to...

PRO Kids 25th Anniversary

Posted on Tuesday, January 31, 2023 08:00 AM


WHEREAS, 2023 marks 25 years of PRO Kids service, in the city of Thunder Bay; and

WHEREAS, PRO Kids (Positive Recreation Opportunities for Kids) is a service that was created by the City of Thunder Bay with the support of social agencies, recreation providers, youth and other community members; and

WHEREAS, since 1998 PRO Kids, with its community partners has placed over 27,480 children and youth into recreation activities in Thunder Bay; and

WHEREAS, there are families in Thunder Bay who cannot...

Bell Lets Talk Day 2023

Posted on Wednesday, January 25, 2023 08:00 AM

JANUARY 25, 2023

WHEREAS, January 25, 2023 marks the thirteenth annual Bell Let’s Talk Day, a day to take action, and create 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

WHEREAS, Thunder Bay recognizes that now is the time to come together, to take action and show support for mental...