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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Pride Month

Posted on Wednesday, June 01, 2022 04:00 AM

JUNE 2022

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, the intent is to encourage Thunder Bay to be an inclusive and welcoming place for people of all sexual and gender identities to attend school, to work, to raise a family, to start a business, to live; and

WHEREAS, Rainbow Collective of Thunder...

Injured Workers Day 2022

Posted on Tuesday, May 31, 2022 08:00 AM

JUNE 1, 2022

WHEREAS, Decades of struggle by workers and their unions have created many health and safety regulations and an employer-funded compensation system for times when those safeguards fail; and

WHEREAS, Statistics show that over 300 employees die 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, Every year on June 1st, workers gather to recognize sisters and brothers...

Victorian Order of Nurses Week

Posted on Friday, May 20, 2022 08:00 AM

MAY 23-27, 2022

WHEREAS, The Victorian Order of Nurses for Canada is a charitable community-based health care organization addressing community health and social needs; 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 since 1944 and VON’s nursing, health promotion and support services make a contribution to the health care system in Ontario, particularly...


Posted on Thursday, May 19, 2022 04:00 AM

The City Hall fountain lights are purple to support IBD Day.


World Press Freedom Day

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

MAY 3, 2022

WHEREAS, a healthy, professional news media is essential for the proper functioning of civil society and democracy at the local, regional, federal and international levels; and

WHEREAS, UNESCO has declared World Press Freedom Day as an annual observance each May 3rd; and

WHEREAS; communities across Canada have lost more than 250 established news outlets due to closings or mergers between 2008 and 2022; and

WHEREAS, Canada’s federal government acknowledged in its 2019 budget that “A strong...