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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211 Day

Posted on Monday, February 11, 2019 05:45 AM

WHEREAS, February 11th, is 211 Day across North America; and

WHEREAS, 211, the 3-digit help line and online service connects Ontarians to the complete range of government, health, social and community-based programs and services in their communities, such as home care, emergency food, income tax clinics, mental health and addictions supports, utilities assistance, medical walk-in clinics, job training and more; and

WHEREAS, 211, provides social data on trends, identified needs and gaps in services,...

Financial Literacy Month

Posted on Friday, November 02, 2018 05:30 AM


WHEREAS, the Government of Canada, through the office of Canada’s Financial Literacy Reader and the Financial Consumer Agenda of Canada, has designated November as Financial Literacy Month; and

WHEREAS, an understanding of personal banking and finance is an important life skill for young people, including those living in Northern Ontario; and

WHEREAS, Northern Credit Union is committed to serving the needs of northern communities, including developing and delivering financial literacy...

National Francophone Immigration Week

Posted on Friday, November 02, 2018 05:30 AM

NOVEMBER 4 -10, 2018

WHEREAS, National Francophone Immigration Week is celebrated throughout Canada with the slogan “One Language, a thousand accents”; and

WHEREAS, taking note with appreciation, that Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada strongly believes that attracting, integrating and retaining French-speaking immigrants outside Quebec contributes to enhancing the vitality of communities by strengthening Canada’s linguistic duality and increasing diversity within communities, provinces and...

Pulmonary Hypertension Awareness Month

Posted on Friday, November 02, 2018 05:30 AM


WHEREAS, Pulmonary Hypertension (PH) is a very complex and serious lung disease, which is progressive and potentially fatal. It can strike anyone regardless of age, sex, social, or ethnic background. In Pulmonary Hypertension (which means high blood pressure in the lungs), the arteries of the lungs become narrowed and scarred, which can result in the almost complete closing of the arteries; and

WHEREAS, PH shares a number of its symptoms with other conditions, resulting in many people...

Waste Reduction Week

Posted on Monday, October 15, 2018 06:45 AM

OCTOBER 15 - 21, 2018

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...