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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Bell Let's Talk Day

Posted on Monday, January 25, 2021 03:00 AM

JANUARY 28, 2021

WHEREAS, January 28, 2021 marks the eleventh annual Bell Let’s Talk Day, a day of conversation, support and positive change for mental health; and

WHEREAS, Thunder Bay supports positive mental health for all citizens and members of our community and seeks to improve the lives of all citizens who will experience a mental illness or mental health issue in their lifetime and those who are struggling with their mental health amid the COVID-19 situation; and

WHEREAS, Thunder Bay recognizes...

Crime Stoppers Month - "Helping All Communities Stay Safe"

Posted on Wednesday, December 30, 2020 03:00 AM


WHEREAS, Anonymous tips are being handled by one society, Crime Stoppers, covering the whole of Thunder Bay and Surrounding District; and

WHEREAS, Crime Stoppers accepts confidential and anonymous tips via phone calls, as well as through web messages, while partnering with the media and police to participate in provincial, national and international campaigns to help make communities safe; and

WHEREAS, Thunder Bay District Crime Stoppers is part of the Global network which is focused on...

Alzheimer's Awareness Month

Posted on Monday, December 28, 2020 03:00 AM


WHEREAS, over half a million Canadians are living with dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease, with 25,000 new cases diagnosed every year.

WHEREAS, each January, the Alzheimer Society of Thunder Bay asks Thunder Bay residents to stand together to decrease stigma related to Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. By learning the warning signs, receiving a proper diagnosis, to ask support, and to be able to live a healthy active lifestyle while living with dementia.

WHEREAS, The City of...

Show Your Local Love Day & Show Your Local Love Week

Posted on Friday, November 27, 2020 03:00 AM


WHEREAS, United Way Thunder Bay is a local organization that focuses collective efforts on issues of poverty in our community; and

WHEREAS, Show Your Local Love Day is a time to recognize the impact of COVID-19 on our community and those who have been disproportionately affected; and

WHEREAS, Show Your Local Love Day is an initiative led by United Way Thunder Bay to celebrate the role, played by United Way agency partners in helping the community during the COVID-19...

Crohn's and Colitis Awareness Month

Posted on Thursday, November 05, 2020 07:00 AM


WHEREAS; Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis are debilitating diseases with no known cures that impact quality of life;

WHEREAS; Crohn’s and Colitis Canada is the country’s only national, volunteer-based charity focused on finding cures for Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis and improving the lives of children and adults affected by these diseases;

WHEREAS; Canada has one of the highest rates in the world as 270,000 Canadians live with inflammatory bowel disease;

WHEREAS; it is expected...