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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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...

Mental Health Awareness Week

Posted on Monday, May 02, 2022 04:00 AM

MAY 2-8, 2022

WHEREAS, the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) introduced Mental Health Week (MHW) in 1951 to raise awareness of mental health in Canada. The objective of MHW is to shift societal beliefs and perceptions about mental health. It helps promote behavior’s and attitudes that foster well-being, support good mental health and create a culture of understanding and acceptance; and

WHEREAS, 1 in 5 Canadians experience mental illness or mental health issues in any given year, but 5 in 5...

National Elizabeth Fry Week

Posted on Monday, May 02, 2022 04:00 AM

MAY 2-8, 2022

WHEREAS, the Elizabeth Fry Society of Northwestern Ontario is dedicated to providing practical assistance and supportive services that address the needs and circumstances of women in conflict with the law and those who are at risk of becoming in conflict with the law; and

WHEREAS, the Elizabeth Fry Society of Northwestern Ontario is celebrating 19 years of service delivery in the City of Thunder Bay; and

WHEREAS, National Elizabeth Fry Week is celebrated nationally by Elizabeth Fry Societies...

Day of Action Against Asian Racism

Posted on Friday, April 29, 2022 04:00 AM

MAY 2022

WHEREAS, more than 7,000 City of Thunder Bay residents are from Asian origins, and the racial diversity of the City of Thunder Bay must be recognized and valued; and

WHEREAS, The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms 15 (1) states that Every individual is equal before and under the law and has the right to equal protection and equal benefit of the law without discrimination and, in particular, without discrimination based on race, national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, sex, age or...

Food Allergy Awareness Month

Posted on Friday, April 29, 2022 04:00 AM

MAY, 2022

WHEREAS, Food Allergy Awareness Month was established as a national month of encouraging food allergy awareness and supporting those who are impacted by food allergy and anaphylaxis; and

WHEREAS, Food allergy affects over 3 million Canadians, including approximately 500,000 children; and

WHEREAS, a food allergy is an immune system response to a food the body mistakenly believes is harmful. When a person with food allergy eats the food, his or her immune system releases massive amounts of chemicals,...