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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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...

Food Allergy Awareness Month

Posted on Wednesday, April 29, 2020 04:00 AM

MAY, 2020

WHEREAS, Food Allergy Awareness Month was established as a national month of encouraging food allergy awareness and supporting those who are impacted by food allergy and anaphylaxis; and

WHEREAS, Food allergy affects over 2 million Canadians, including approximately 500,000 children; and

WHEREAS, a food allergy is an immune system response to a food the body mistakenly believes is harmful. When a person with food allergy eats the food, his or her immune system releases massive amounts of chemicals,...

National Day of Mourning

Posted on Friday, April 24, 2020 04:00 AM

APRIL 28, 2020

WHEREAS, April 28th is a day set aside to honour those workers across the country whose lives has been lost, those who have been injured or disabled on the job, or who suffer from occupational diseases; and

WHEREAS, the City of Thunder Bay is committed to establishing and maintaining safe workplace conditions for our workers; and

WHEREAS, the National Day of Mourning was officially recognized by the federal government in 1991, and originally launched by the Canadian Labour Congress in...

National Volunteer Week

Posted on Friday, April 17, 2020 04:00 AM

APRIL 19-25, 2020

WHEREAS, 12.7 million Canadian volunteers give their time to help others, contributing close to 2 billion volunteer hours per year; and

WHEREAS, volunteers in Thunder Bay mentor our children, feed our hungry, comfort our lonely, beautify our green spaces, and fundraise for our charitable organizations; and

WHEREAS, Thunder Bay’s volunteers are young, old, families, workers, retirees, men and women of all ages and backgrounds; and

WHEREAS, the collective result of the work done by our...

Autism Awareness Day

Posted on Monday, March 30, 2020 04:00 AM

APRIL 2, 2020

WHEREAS, World Autism Awareness Day will be recognized on April 2nd  2020, in Canada thanks to Liberal Senator Jim Munson’s Bill S-206, An Act Respecting World Autism Awareness Day; and

WHEREAS, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) affects more than 100,000 Ontarians. Autism Spectrum Disorder is now recognized as the most common neurological disorder affecting 1 in every 66 children, as well as their friends, family and community; and

WHEREAS, ASD is a spectrum disorder, which means it...