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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Prostate Cancer Awareness

Posted on Friday, August 28, 2020 04:00 AM


WHEREAS, prostate cancer is the most common cancer among Canadian men; and

WHEREAS, 1 in 7 Canadian men will be diagnosed with the disease; and

WHEREAS, an estimated average of 11 Canadian men die from prostate cancer every day; and

WHEREAS, the survival rate for prostate cancer is nearly 100% when detected early, but 3 of 4 men will die when found late; and

WHEREAS, those with a family history of the disease are at a greater risk; and

WHEREAS, awareness and conversations about prostate...

National Injury Prevention Day

Posted on Friday, July 03, 2020 04:00 AM

JULY 6, 2020

WHEREAS, July 6, 2020 will mark Parachute’s 4th Annual national Prevention Day (NIPD): a day to raise awareness around the importance of injury prevention and help Canadians to live long lives to the fullest through education and advocacy; and

WHEREAS, Parachute is Canada’s national charity dedicated to reducing the devastating impact of preventable injuries; and WHEREAS, Injury is the No. 1 killer of Canadians aged 1 – 34 and costs the Canadian economy $27 billion a year; and


Canadian Multiculturalism Day

Posted on Wednesday, June 24, 2020 04:00 AM

JUNE 27, 2020

WHEREAS, June 27 is Canadian Multiculturalism Day, a day to celebrate the cultural diversity of Canadians, and the history that brought us to this day. It was on October 8, 1971, in a statement to the House of Commons, that Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau announced multiculturalism as an official government policy. The intent was not to only preserve the cultural freedom of all individuals, but also to recognize the cultural contributions of diverse ethnic groups to Canadian society; and


Neighbour Day

Posted on Wednesday, June 17, 2020 04:00 AM

JUNE 20, 2020

WHEREAS, On Saturday, June 20, 2020 the City of Thunder Bay will celebrate the inaugural Neighbour Day; and

WHEREAS, the goal of the day is for neighbours to connect and celebrate the heart and sprit of their neighbourhoods and our community; and

WHEREAS, neighbours can show appreciation for each other and perform random acts of neighbouring during this day; and

WHEREAS, neighbourhoods can personalize their celebration by decorating their neighbourhood in a specific theme, displaying art...

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

Posted on Friday, June 12, 2020 04:00 AM

JUNE 15, 2020

WHEREAS, Older Ontarians deserve to be treated with respect and dignity to enable them to serve as leaders, mentors, volunteers and important and active members of this province; and

WHEREAS, In 2006, the International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse, in support of the United Nations International Plan of Action, proclaimed a day to recognize the significance of elder abuse as a public health and human rights issue; and

WHEREAS, 2020 marks the 15th Annual World Elder Abuse Awareness...