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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International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

Posted on Thursday, October 17, 2019 04:00 AM

OCTOBER 17th 2019

WHEREAS; more than a billion citizens across the globe are currently subjected to the abject and dehumanizing conditions of extreme poverty, and that the best way to participate in a global effort to eliminate these conditions is through a local grassroots initiative to eliminate poverty within our community; and

WHEREAS;  the United Nations General Assembly declared the 17th of October as the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty and invited all states to devote...

Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareess Day

Posted on Tuesday, October 15, 2019 04:00 AM


WHEREAS, October 15th  has been declared by the Province of Ontario as Pregnancy and Infant Loss awareness day as a result of the passage of Bill 141:  Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness, Research, and Care Act; and

WHEREAS, over 30,000 Ontario families experience pregnancy and infant loss every year; and

WHEREAS, there is a need to develop greater awareness and understanding about the causes of pregnancy and infant loss, so we can improve the healthcare provided for pregnant mothers...

International Trigeminal Neuralgia Day

Posted on Monday, October 07, 2019 04:00 AM

OCTOBER 7, 2019

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, 2019, marks the Seventh International...

Rett Syndrome Awareness Month

Posted on Wednesday, October 02, 2019 04:00 AM


WHEREAS, Rett Syndrome (RS) is a neurological disorder that is seem almost exclusively in females and is believed to occur in 1:10,000 female births. Parents believe that they have a healthy child and the symptoms do not spear until a regression between six and eighteen months of age; and

WHEREAS, throughout their lives these courageous children will need total are and constant support from their family; they will combat many medical challenges. They may have seizures, osteoporosis, scoliosis,...

Wrongful Conviction Day

Posted on Wednesday, October 02, 2019 04:00 AM

OCTOBER 2, 2019

WHEREAS, the loss of one’s freedom due to a wrongful conviction has far-reaching effects. It affects the innocent person’s quality of life as well as the quality of life their family members and has a harmful effect on society as a whole; and

WHEREAS, Innocence Canada is a national, non-profit organization dedicated to identifying, advocating for and assisting individuals convicted of a crime they did not commit. It seeks to prevent such injustices in the future through legal education...