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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Menstrual Health Day 2024

Posted on Tuesday, May 28, 2024 08:30 AM

MAY 28, 2024

WHEREAS, The Period Purse is a registered charity that launched in Toronto in 2017. The Period Purse strived to achieve menstrual equity by providing people who menstruate access to free menstrual products and to reduce the negative stigma associated with periods through education and advocacy; and

WHEREAS, initiated by German non-profit WASH United in 2014, Menstrual Hygiene Day (MH Day) is a global day of action with more than 830 partner organizations working together to catalyze...

VON Week 2024

Posted on Friday, May 17, 2024 08:30 AM

MAY 19-25, 2024

WHEREAS, The Victorian Order of Nurses for Canada is a charitable community-based health care organization that has addressed community health and social needs for 127 years; and

WHEREAS, VON Thunder Bay nurses, home support workers, community service coordinators and many other staff and volunteers have been caring for the lives and well-being of residents of Thunder Bay and District since 1944 (and before) and VON’s nursing, health promotion and support services make a...

World Press Freedom Day 2024

Posted on Friday, May 03, 2024 08:30 AM

MAY 3, 2024

WHEREAS, a healthy, professional news media is essential for the proper functioning of civil society and democracy at the local, regional, federal and international levels; and

WHEREAS, UNESCO notes that press freedom is a keystone in enabling freedom of expression, (WPFD concept note p.3); and

WHEREAS, according to Canada’s federal government’s Canadian Heritage department, from 2008 to August 2021, almost 450 news outlets have closed with nearly 63 of those closures happening since...

Doctors' Day 2024

Posted on Wednesday, May 01, 2024 08:30 AM

MAY 1, 2024

WHEREAS, Ontarians are grateful to physicians who work tirelessly on the extraordinary responsibility of caring for our health and well-being. On weekdays, weekends and holidays, these dedicated professionals walk into clinics, hospitals and other facilities across the province and practice with compassion for people often experiencing the most difficult circumstance of their lives; and

WHEREAS, Ontarians want to show their appreciation for doctors as we look to improve...

Melanoma and Skin Cancer Awareness Month 2024

Posted on Wednesday, May 01, 2024 08:30 AM

MAY 2024

WHEREAS, it is imperative that communities across Canada be reminded of importance of sun safety; and

WHEREAS, over-exposure to UV radiation is one of the major causes of melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancers; and

WHEREAS, skin cancer is the most common of all cancers and 1 in 6 Canadians born in the 1990’s will get skin cancer in their lifetime; and

WHEREAS, many people seek sun without taking the advisable precautionary measures and are unaware...