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
Email: proclamations@thunderbay.ca

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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Honeybee Appreciation Months

Posted on Wednesday, March 31, 2021 04:00 AM

APRIL & MAY 2021

WHEREAS, the honeybee is responsible for pollination of nearly 3 quarters of plants that produce 90% of the world’s food. A 3rd of the world’s production depends on honeybees and pollinators. Ex every 3rd spoonful of food depends on pollination and;

WHEREAS, the honeybee is one of the most vital species that plays the essential roles as one of the major pollinators, thus ensuring food and food security, sustainable agriculture and biodiversity and;

WHEREAS, the honeybee is in decline...

World Autism Awareness Day

Posted on Wednesday, March 31, 2021 04:00 AM

APRIL 2, 2021

WHEREAS, World Autism Awareness Day will be recognized on April 2nd  2021, in Canada thanks to Liberal Senator Jim Munson’s Bill S-206, An Act Respecting World Autism Awareness Day; and

WHEREAS, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) affects more than 135,000 Ontarians. Autism Spectrum Disorder is now recognized as the most common neurological disorder affecting 1 in every 66 children, as well as their friends, family and community; and

WHEREAS, ASD is a spectrum disorder, which means it...

Limb Loss Awareness Month

Posted on Monday, March 29, 2021 04:00 AM

APRIL 2021

WHEREAS, an estimated 227,000 Canadians are affected by an amputation or have a limb difference; and

WHEREAS, amputations are often performed due to complications from diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancer and trauma; and

WHEREAS, losing a limb can result in physical, spiritual and financial challenges that affect how people live their daily lives such as isolation that can lead to mental health issues; and

WHEREAS, supporting organizations and individuals committed to raising awareness...

International Womens Day

Posted on Friday, March 05, 2021 03:00 AM

MARCH 8, 2021

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...

Research and Innovation Week

Posted on Monday, March 01, 2021 04:45 AM

MARCH 1- 5 2021

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 of the community...