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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Hope Air Day 2024

Posted on Friday, June 07, 2024 08:30 AM

JUNE 7, 2024

WHEREAS, access to healthcare is a fundamental right for all citizens, regardless of their geographic location;

WHEREAS, Hope Air, a charitable organization, has been tirelessly dedicated to providing access to healthcare by facilitating free flights and other services for patients living in rural and under-served communities in Ontario, ensuring they can receive vital medical treatment regardless of distance or financial means;

WHEREAS, Hope Air has been instrumental in bridging the...

Crossing Guard Appreciation Week 2024

Posted on Monday, June 03, 2024 08:30 AM

JUNE 3-7, 2024

WHEREAS, since 1947 when Adult Crossing Guards were instituted in Port Arthur, Crossing Guards have provided safe crossing for school children walking to and from school; and

WHEREAS, due to dedication and a conscientious attitude to their work, they have maintained an outstanding safety record; and

WHEREAS, a week set aside to recognize all Crossing Guards and acknowledge the fine work they do crossing children safely in all sorts of weather would be beneficial to the Crossing...

Seniors Month 2024

Posted on Monday, June 03, 2024 08:30 AM

JUNE 2024

WHEREAS, Seniors Month is an annual province –wide celebration; and

WHEREAS, seniors have contributed and continue to contribute immensely to the life and vibrancy of this community; and

WHEREAS, seniors continue to serve as leaders, mentors, volunteers and important and active members of this community; and

WHEREAS, their contributions past and present warrant appreciation and recognition and their stories deserve to be told; and

WHEREAS, the health and well-being of seniors is in the...

Injured Workers Day 2024

Posted on Friday, May 31, 2024 08:31 AM

JUNE 1, 2024

WHEREAS, decades of struggle by workers and their unions have created many health and safety regulations and an employer-funded Workers 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 in reality, many of these accidents and deaths could have been prevented; and

WHEREAS, every year on June 1, workers gather to recognize...

Pride Month 2024

Posted on Friday, May 31, 2024 08:30 AM

JUNE 2024

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, City Council reaffirms its commitment to diversity, equity, respect and inclusion within our community; and

WHEREAS, the intent is to encourage Thunder Bay to be an inclusive and welcoming place for people of all sexual and gender identities...