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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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...

Deafblind Awareness Month

Posted on Friday, May 29, 2020 04:00 AM

JUNE 2020

WHEREAS, deafblindness is a unique disability that incorporates the loss of both sight and hearing. Individuals who are deafblind can live full, meaningful lives as independently as possible with the right supports in place, such as intervener services; and

WHEREAS, Canadan Hellen Keller Centre is a non-for-profit organization that supports individuals who are deafblind to increase their independence and improve their quality of life through specialized services; and 

WHEREAS, everyone...

Seniors Month

Posted on Friday, May 29, 2020 04:00 AM

JUNE 2020


WHEREAS, Seniors Month is an annual province –wide celebration; and

WHEREAS, seniors have contributed and continue to contribute immensely to the life and vibrancy of this community; and

WHEREAS, seniors continue to serve as leaders, mentors, volunteers and important and active members of this community; and

WHEREAS, their contributions past and present warrant appreciation and recognition and their stories deserve to be told; and

WHEREAS, the health and well-being of seniors is in the...

Thunder Pride Month

Posted on Tuesday, May 19, 2020 04:00 AM

JUNE 2020

WHEREAS, Thunder Bay celebrates the diversity that strengthens our city, including individuals who identify as two-spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, intersex, queer and all other sexual orientations and gender identities; and

WHEREAS, the intent of Thunder Pride is to encourage Thunder Bay to be a inclusive and welcoming place for people of all sexual orientations and gender identities to attend school, to work, to raise a family, to start a business, to live; and

WHEREAS, Thunder...

National Elizabeth Fry Week

Posted on Friday, May 01, 2020 04:00 AM

MAY 4-10, 2020

WHEREAS, the Elizabeth Fry Society of Northwestern Ontario is dedicated to providing practical assistance and supportive services that address the needs and circumstances of women in conflict with the law and those who are at risk of becoming in conflict with the law; and

WHEREAS, the Elizabeth Fry Society of Northwestern Ontario is celebrating 17 years of service delivery in the City of Thunder Bay; and

WHEREAS, National Elizabeth Fry Week is celebrated nationally by Elizabeth Fry Societies...