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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Waste Reduction Week

Posted on Friday, October 16, 2020 04:00 AM

OCTOBER 19-25, 2020

WHEREAS, the generation of solid waste and the needless waste of water and energy resources are recognized as global environmental problems; and

WHEREAS, Municipal and Provincial governments have an important role to play in promoting waste reduction, reuse, recycling, composting and other conservation measures; and

WHEREAS, communities, businesses and organizations across Canada have committed to working together to raise awareness of these issues during Waste Reduction Week in...

Rett Syndrome Awareness Month

Posted on Wednesday, September 30, 2020 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, September 30, 2020 04:00 AM

OCTOBER 2, 2020

WHEREAS, the loss of one’s freedom due to a wrongful conviction has far-reaching and devastating consequences which not only affects the innocent individual’s life, but also affects the quality of life their families, and has a harmful effect on society as a whole; and

WHEREAS, wrongful convictions question the integrity and fairness of the criminal justice system, and unless corrected, undermines societies trust in their criminal justice system; and

WHEREAS, Wrongful Convictional Day...

Franco-Ontarian Day

Posted on Wednesday, September 23, 2020 04:00 AM

SEPTEMBER 25, 2020 

WHEREAS, by the virtue of the Franco-Ontarian Day Act, which was legislated on April 26th, 2010, it is declared September 25th of each year be recognized as Franco-Ontarian Day throughout the province of Ontario ; and

WHEREAS, September 25th is the anniversary of the first flag raising of the Franco-Ontarian flag and it represents over 400 year of French presence in Ontario; and

WHEREAS, there are more than 600,000 Francophones in Ontario, the largest Francophone community outside...

National Coaches Week

Posted on Wednesday, September 23, 2020 04:00 AM

SEPTEMBER 19-27, 2020

WHEREAS, From September 19-27, 2020, communities across Canada will join together to recognize National Coaches Week; and

WHEREAS, The goal of the week is to celebrate the tremendous positive impact coaches have on athletes and their communities; and

WHEREAS, During the week, thousands of coaches will receive a number of ‘Thanks Coach’ messages for their support and dedication to their athletes and sport; and

WHEREAS, Coaches will receive the recognition they deserve fo the time...