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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World Autism Awareness Day

Posted on Tuesday, April 02, 2019 05:30 AM

April 2, 2019

WHEREAS, World Autism Awareness Day will be recognized on April 3rd, 2018, 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...

daffodil month

Posted on Monday, April 01, 2019 05:45 AM

April 2019

WHEREAS, people in our community have been directly affected by cancer and share a strong bond with others who experience the pain of this disease; and 

WHEREAS, the Canadian Cancer Society is proud to be a champion and voice for Canadians who care about cancer and is committed to supporting and engaging people in our community; and

WHEREAS, through the Daffodil Campaign, funds are raised to fund ground-breaking research and support services which helps people impacted by cancer live...

International Women's Day

Posted on Monday, March 04, 2019 05:45 AM

MARCH 8, 2019

WHEREAS, in 1977, the United Nations proclaimed March 8 as International Women's Day to commemorate the 145 women killed in a fire at the Triangle Shirtwaist Company in New York City on March 25, 1911; and

WHEREAS, International Women's Day is a time to reflect on the social, political and economic achievements of women while focusing world attention on areas requiring further action; and

WHEREAS, International Women's Day is celebrated annually across the globe to recognize acts of courage...


Posted on Friday, March 01, 2019 06:45 AM

MARCH 2019

Unlock the Potential of Food Realize the potential of food to fuel, discover, prevent, heal and bring us together - with the help of dietitians.

WHEREAS, the goal of National Nutrition Month is to encourage all Canadians to eat well; and

WHEREAS, Registered Dietitians are a trusted source of credible nutrition information and are launching a campaign focusing on helping consumers make healthier food choices; and

WHEREAS, Canadians are interested in healthy eating and want information to help...

Research & Innovation Week

Posted on Thursday, February 21, 2019 10:45 AM

February 22-28, 2019

WHEREAS, Lakehead University has, for more than 50 years, pursued research and innovation activities in various disciplines; and

WHEREAS, the Thunder Bay community and Northwestern Ontario greatly benefit from Lakehead University’s various research and innovation initiatives in the social sciences, humanities, sciences and engineering, and health services; and

WHEREAS, Lakehead University’s Research and Innovation Week celebrates the numerous accomplishments to the citizens of the...