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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Rett Syndome Awareness Month

Posted on Friday, October 01, 2021 04:00 AM


WHEREAS Rett syndrome is a rare genetic neurological disorder that occurs almost exclusively in girls and leads to severe impairments, affecting nearly every aspect of the individual's life. Rett syndrome occurs worldwide in 1 of every 10,000 female births and is even rarer in boys, but not impossible.  Rett syndrome is usually recognized in children between 6-18 months of age as they begin to miss developmental milestones or lose abilities they had once gained;

WHEREAS throughout...

Wrongful Conviction Day

Posted on Friday, October 01, 2021 04:00 AM

OCTOBER 2, 2021

WHEREAS, the loss of one’s freedom due to a wrongful conviction has far-reaching and devastating consequences which not only affects the innocent individual’s life, but also affects the quality of life of their families, and has a harmful effect on society as a whole; and

WHEREAS, wrongful convictions question the integrity and fairness of the criminal justice system, and unless corrected, undermines societies trust in their criminal justice system; and

WHEREAS, Wrongful Convictional...

Culture Days

Posted on Friday, September 24, 2021 04:00 AM


WHEREAS, cultural participation and activity enriches and defines the identity of The City of Thunder Bay , serves as a mechanism of resiliency and recovery, and improves of the quality of life of its citizens; and

WHEREAS, arts and cultural participation makes a vital contribution to the development and well-being of individuals and society; and

WHEREAS, The City of Thunder Bay believes that community-based cultural celebrations enhance the connections...

Franco-Ontarian Day

Posted on Friday, September 24, 2021 04:00 AM

SEPTEMBER 25, 2021

WHEREAS, by the virtue of the Franco-Ontarian Day Act, which was legislated on April 26th, 2010, it is declared September 25th of each year be recognized as Franco-Ontarian Day throughout the province of Ontario ; and

WHEREAS, September 25th is the anniversary of the first flag raising of the Franco-Ontarian flag and it represents over 400 year of French presence in Ontario; and

WHEREAS, there are more than 600,000 Francophones in Ontario, the largest Francophone community outside...

Rail Safety Week

Posted on Monday, September 20, 2021 04:00 AM

SEPTEMBER 20-26, 2021

WHEREAS, Rail Safety Week is to be held across Canada from September 20 to 26, 2021; and

WHEREAS, it is in the public’s interest to raise citizens’  awareness of the dangers of ignoring safety warnings at level crossings and trespassing on rail property to reduce avoidable deaths, injuries and damage caused by incidents involving trains and citizens; and

WHEREAS, Operation Lifesaver is a public/private partnership whose aim is to work with the public, rail industry, governments,...