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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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...

211 Day

Posted on Monday, February 11, 2019 05:45 AM

WHEREAS, February 11th, is 211 Day across North America; and

WHEREAS, 211, the 3-digit help line and online service connects Ontarians to the complete range of government, health, social and community-based programs and services in their communities, such as home care, emergency food, income tax clinics, mental health and addictions supports, utilities assistance, medical walk-in clinics, job training and more; and

WHEREAS, 211, provides social data on trends, identified needs and gaps in services,...

Financial Literacy Month

Posted on Friday, November 02, 2018 05:30 AM


WHEREAS, the Government of Canada, through the office of Canada’s Financial Literacy Reader and the Financial Consumer Agenda of Canada, has designated November as Financial Literacy Month; and

WHEREAS, an understanding of personal banking and finance is an important life skill for young people, including those living in Northern Ontario; and

WHEREAS, Northern Credit Union is committed to serving the needs of northern communities, including developing and delivering financial literacy...

National Francophone Immigration Week

Posted on Friday, November 02, 2018 05:30 AM

NOVEMBER 4 -10, 2018

WHEREAS, National Francophone Immigration Week is celebrated throughout Canada with the slogan “One Language, a thousand accents”; and

WHEREAS, taking note with appreciation, that Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada strongly believes that attracting, integrating and retaining French-speaking immigrants outside Quebec contributes to enhancing the vitality of communities by strengthening Canada’s linguistic duality and increasing diversity within communities, provinces and...