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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Dig Safe Month

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

APRIL 2020

WHEREAS, Dig Safe Month serves as a reminder to homeowners and contractors to “Call Before You Dig” and coincides with the unofficial start of the spring digging season; and

WHEREAS, Ensuring the safety of those who work or live in the vicinity of underground facilities and protecting vital services is everyone’s responsibility. Call Centres such as Ontario One Call provide the “Call Before You Dig” service free of charge, 24 hours a day. These call centres connect individuals with professionals...

Limb Loss Awareness Month

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

APRIL, 2020

WHEREAS, an estimated 227,000 Canadians are affected by an amputation or have a limb difference; and

WHEREAS, amputations are often performed due to complications from diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancer and trauma; and

WHEREAS, losing a limb can result in physical, spiritual and financial challenges that affect how people live their daily lives such as isolation that can lead to mental health issues; and

WHEREAS, supporting organizations and individuals committed to raising awareness...

World Down Syndrome Day

Posted on Wednesday, March 18, 2020 04:00 AM

MARCH 21, 2020


WHEREAS, March 21st is World Syndrome Day. This day is to raise awareness of Down syndrome and to celebrate that every person is unique and different. We mark this day by wearing silly, colourful and/or mismatched socks; and

WHEREAS, People with Down syndrome make significant contributions to the fabric of life. They participate in the workplace, run their own businesses, take part in religious activities, create art, music and dance, excel in sports and recreation, and pursue...

International Women's Day

Posted on Friday, February 28, 2020 03:00 AM

MARCH 8, 2020

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...

Nutrition Month

Posted on Friday, February 28, 2020 03:00 AM

MARCH 2020

More than food: How you eat is important too!

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

WHEREAS, Dietitians are a trusted source of credible nutrition information and are launching a campaign focusing to help consumers make healthier food choices and engage om healthy behaviours, like eating with others; and

WHEREAS, Canadians are interested in healthy eating and want information to help them achieve this goal – dietitians offer nutrition...