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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Rett Syndrome Awareness Month

Posted on Wednesday, October 02, 2019 04:00 AM


WHEREAS, Rett Syndrome (RS) is a neurological disorder that is seem almost exclusively in females and is believed to occur in 1:10,000 female births. Parents believe that they have a healthy child and the symptoms do not spear until a regression between six and eighteen months of age; and

WHEREAS, throughout their lives these courageous children will need total are and constant support from their family; they will combat many medical challenges. They may have seizures, osteoporosis, scoliosis,...

Wrongful Conviction Day

Posted on Wednesday, October 02, 2019 04:00 AM

OCTOBER 2, 2019

WHEREAS, the loss of one’s freedom due to a wrongful conviction has far-reaching effects. It affects the innocent person’s quality of life as well as the quality of life their family members and has a harmful effect on society as a whole; and

WHEREAS, Innocence Canada is a national, non-profit organization dedicated to identifying, advocating for and assisting individuals convicted of a crime they did not commit. It seeks to prevent such injustices in the future through legal education...

Child Abuse Prevention Month

Posted on Tuesday, October 01, 2019 04:00 AM


WHEREAS, October is Child Abuse Prevention Month in Thunder Bay, a time dedicated to raising awareness and helping to prevent abuse of children; and

WHEREAS, the month raises awareness of child abuse prevention issues by making people more aware of the signs of child abuse, encouraging more people to report child abuse; and

WHEREAS, Dilico Anishinabek Family Care and The Children’s Aid Society of The District of Thunder Bay would like to remind the community that we are all responsible...

Mark it Read for Dyslexia Month

Posted on Friday, September 27, 2019 06:15 AM


WHEREAS, the month of October is recognized as Dyslexia Awareness Month in many countries, cities and organizations; and

WHEREAS, Dyslexia Canada is a national non-profit which aims to create dyslexia awareness; and

WHEREAS, Proclaiming October as Dyslexia Awareness Month in Thunder Bay will raise awareness and support for children with dyslexia in our community.

NOW THEREFORE, I, Bill Mauro, Mayor of the City of Thunder Bay, do hereby proclaim October as Dyslexia Awareness Month in the...

Franco-Ontarian Day

Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2019 04:00 AM

September 25, 2019

WHEREAS, in May 18th, 2010, the Legislative Assembly of Ontario enacted the Franco-Ontarian Day Act, 2010 proclaiming September 25 in each year as the Franco-Ontarian Day; and

WHEREAS, the Franco-Ontarian Day Act recognizes that Franco-Ontarians commemorate September 25 to celebrate their language and heritage and also take pride in their collective accomplishments.  September 25 is the anniversary of the first unveiling of the Franco-Ontarian flag in Sudbury in 1975; the Franco-Ontarian...