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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Waste Reduction Week

Posted on Monday, October 21, 2019 04:00 AM

OCTOBER 21-27, 2019

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...

Local Government Week

Posted on Sunday, October 20, 2019 04:00 AM

OCTOBER 20-26 2019

WHEREAS; The week of October 20 to October 26, 2019 will be celebrated in Ontario as Local Government Week; and

WHEREAS; The Province of Ontario, AMCTO (Association of Municipal Managers, Clerks and Treasurers of Ontario) and the Association of Municipalities of Ontario have partnered to develop a Local Government Week; and

WHEREAS; The municipalities across the province have been asked to participate in this initiative to celebrate the key role that Ontario local governments play...

BDC- Small Business Week

Posted on Friday, October 18, 2019 04:00 AM

OCTOBER 20TH – 26TH, 2019

WHEREAS, Canadian entrepreneurs are the engine that drives our Country’s economy; and WHEREAS, small and medium- sized businesses are the cornerstone of the Canadian economy.  They account for 99.7% of all Canadian companies and employ more than 90% of private sector workers; and

WHEREAS, 96.9% of businesses within the Thunder Bay District are considered “Small Businesses”; and

WHEREAS, This year marks the 40th anniversary of BDC Small Business WeekTM and coincides with...

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...