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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World Down Syndrome Day

Posted on Wednesday, March 18, 2020 04:00 AM

MARCH 21, 2020


WHEREAS, March 21st is World Syndrome Day. This day is to raise awareness of Down syndrome and to celebrate that every person is unique and different. We mark this day by wearing silly, colourful and/or mismatched socks; and

WHEREAS, People with Down syndrome make significant contributions to the fabric of life. They participate in the workplace, run their own businesses, take part in religious activities, create art, music and dance, excel in sports and recreation, and pursue...

International Women's Day

Posted on Friday, February 28, 2020 03:00 AM

MARCH 8, 2020

WHEREAS, in 1977, the United Nations proclaimed March 8 as International Women's Day to commemorate the 145 women killed in a fire at the Triangle Shirtwaist Company in New York City on March 25, 1911; and

WHEREAS, International Women's Day is a time to reflect on the social, political and economic achievements of women while focusing world attention on areas requiring further action; and

WHEREAS, International Women's Day is celebrated annually across the globe to recognize acts of courage...

Nutrition Month

Posted on Friday, February 28, 2020 03:00 AM

MARCH 2020

More than food: How you eat is important too!

WHEREAS, the goal of National Nutrition Month is to encourage all Canadians to eat well; and

WHEREAS, Dietitians are a trusted source of credible nutrition information and are launching a campaign focusing to help consumers make healthier food choices and engage om healthy behaviours, like eating with others; and

WHEREAS, Canadians are interested in healthy eating and want information to help them achieve this goal – dietitians offer nutrition...

Research & Innovation Week

Posted on Monday, February 24, 2020 03:00 AM


WHEREAS, Lakehead University has, for more than 50 years, pursued research and innovation activities in various disciplines; and

WHEREAS, the Thunder Bay community and Northwestern Ontario greatly benefit from Lakehead University’s various research and innovation initiatives in the social sciences, humanities, sciences and engineering, and health services; and

WHEREAS, Lakehead University’s Research and Innovation Week celebrates the numerous accomplishments to the citizens...

International Mother Language Day

Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2020 03:00 AM

FEBRUARY 21, 2020

WHERE AS; International Mother Language Day (IMLD) is a worldwide annual observance held on February 21st that promotes an awareness of linguistic and cultural diversity as well as multilingualism. International Mother Language Day commemorates the Bengali people who sacrificed their life to protect their language and culture; and

WHERE AS; a community, despite the languages we speak we are the same and deserve the same respect as anyone else. This is the central message of International...