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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Young Professionals Week

Posted on Thursday, May 09, 2019 11:30 AM

MAY 12 - 18, 2019

WHEREAS, Young Professionals Week is dedicated to celebrate, retain, and inspire young professionals in the City of Thunder Bay; and

WHEREAS, Young Professionals are recognized as an integral piece of the City of Thunder Bay’s current workforce and economic, social and cultural future; and

WHEREAS, Community leaders, businesses, organizations, and young professionals will forge connections to drive the community forward through unique opportunities and partnerships; and

WHEREAS, the...

Everyone Matters Day

Posted on Wednesday, May 08, 2019 12:30 PM

MAY 9, 2019

WHEREAS, everyone has the right to be treated with dignity and respect; and

WHEREAS, everyone should be recognized as an individual and has the right to be who they are, without being shamed, demeaned, attacked or marginalized; and

WHEREAS, judgment and discrimination against others may be based on many factors and may be due to a person’s accent, age, disability, height, weight, nationality, race, religion, sex, gender, gender-identity or sexual orientation; and

WHEREAS, judgment and discrimination...

National Elizabeth Fry Week

Posted on Wednesday, May 08, 2019 12:30 PM

MAY 6 -12, 2019

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 16 years of service delivery in the City of Thunder Bay; and

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

Youth Week/Youth Arts Week

Posted on Wednesday, May 01, 2019 10:00 AM

WHEREAS, the City of Thunder Bay embraces a vision of a connected, healthy, vibrant, and strong community for children, youth, families and people of all ages; and

WHEREAS, the City of Thunder Bay recognizes and values that all Thunder Bay youth have the potential to make a positive contribution to our community; and

WHEREAS, the Recreation & Culture Division promotes opportunities for youth to invest in and influence the future of our community through personal development and civic engagement;...

National Volunteer Week

Posted on Monday, April 08, 2019 11:30 AM

APRIL 7 – 13, 2019

WHEREAS, millions of volunteers devote their time and energy to bettering their communities each day; and

WHEREAS, passion, action and impact are all words that can be used to describe Canadian Volunteers; and

WHEREAS, this week should be used to recognize people in our community who volunteer their time and thank them for their contributions.

NOW THEREFORE, I, Bill Mauro, Mayor of the City of Thunder Bay, do hereby proclaim the week of April 7-13, 2019 as National Volunteer Week in...