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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Salvation Army Week

Posted on Monday, December 20, 2021 03:00 AM

DECEMBER 20-24, 2021

WHEREAS, The Salvation Army is the largest non-governmental service provider in Canada; and

WHEREAS, The Salvation Army has been caring for men, women and children, in Thunder Bay and across Ontario for over 135 years; and

WHEREAS, The Salvation Army’s annual Christmas Kettle Campaign is a symbol of hope to people who receive care from the Salvation Army in Thunder Bay each year.

NOW THEREFORE, I, Mayor Bill Mauro, on behalf of Thunder Bay City Council, do hereby proclaim December...

National Ukrainian Holodomor Awareness Week

Posted on Friday, November 19, 2021 03:00 AM

NOVEMBER 22-28, 2021

WHEREAS, the year 2021 marks the 88th anniversary of the Holodomor in Ukraine in 1932-33; and

WHEREAS, this famine genocide marked one of the most heinous crimes committed by the totalitarian Russian regime against the people of Ukraine; and

WHEREAS, the League of Ukrainian Canadians – Thunder Bay Branch wishes to raise awareness of this tragic event where millions of innocent Ukrainians perished by starvation during the induced famine; and

WHEREAS, we wish to unite the Ukrainian...

Child Care Worker and Early Childhood Educator Appreciation Day

Posted on Thursday, October 21, 2021 04:00 AM

OCTOBER 21, 2021

WHEREAS, years of research confirms the benefits of high-quality child care for young children’s intellectual, emotional, social and physical development and later life outcomes; and

WHEREAS, child care promotes the well-being of children and responds to the needs of parents and the broader community by supporting quality of life so that citizens can fully participate in and contribute to the economic and social life of their community; and

WHEREAS, trained and knowledgeable Early Childhood...

Local Government Week

Posted on Monday, October 18, 2021 05:00 AM

OCTOBER 17-23, 2021

WHEREAS; The week of October 17 to October 23, 2021 will be celebrated in Ontario as Local Government Week; and WHEREAS; The Province of Ontario, AMCTO (Association of Municipal Managers, Clerks and Treasurers of Ontario) and the Association of Municipalities of Ontario have partnered to develop a Local Government Week; and WHEREAS; The municipalities across the province have been asked to participate in this initiative to celebrate the key role that Ontario local governments play...

International Trigeminal Nerualgia Day

Posted on Monday, October 04, 2021 04:00 AM

OCTOBER 7, 2021

WHEREAS, trigeminal neuralgia is a disorder of the fifth cranial nerve that is often called the world’s worst pain; and   WHEREAS, trigeminal neuralgia causes sharp, stabbing, electric-like face pain, and it is not unusual for sufferers to end their lives trying to escape the agonizing pain; and   WHEREAS, the episodes of pain can strike anytime, anywhere, and last for extended periods leaving the person helpless and incapacitated; and

WHEREAS, October 7, 2021, marks International...