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
Email: proclamations@thunderbay.ca

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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Italian Heritage Month 2022

Posted on Wednesday, June 01, 2022 08:00 AM

JUNE 2022

WHEREAS, this month, we take the opportunity to acknowledge the history and culture of the Italian community in Thunder Bay and across the country;

WHEREAS, this month recognizes the richness of the Italian culture and the contributions of the Italian community to our city and the importance of preserving this heritage for future generations. Many Italian immigrants and their descendant’s helped shape and build our city which they call home;

WHEREAS, during Italian heritage Month we Celebrate...

National Deafblind Awareness Month

Posted on Wednesday, June 01, 2022 04:00 AM

JUNE 2022

WHEREAS, deafblindness is a unique disability that incorporates the loss of both sight and hearing. Individuals who are deafblind can live full, meaningful lives as independently as possible with the right supports in place, such as intervener services; and

WHEREAS, National Deafblind Awareness Committee support community partners and individuals who are deafblind to increase their independence and improve their quality of life through specialized services; and 

WHEREAS, everyone is encouraged...

Pride Month

Posted on Wednesday, June 01, 2022 04:00 AM

JUNE 2022

WHEREAS, Thunder Bay celebrates the diversity that strengthens our city, including individuals who identify as two-spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, asexual and all other diverse sexual and gender identities; and

WHEREAS, the intent is to encourage Thunder Bay to be an inclusive and welcoming place for people of all sexual and gender identities to attend school, to work, to raise a family, to start a business, to live; and

WHEREAS, Rainbow Collective of Thunder...

Injured Workers Day 2022

Posted on Tuesday, May 31, 2022 08:00 AM

JUNE 1, 2022

WHEREAS, Decades of struggle by workers and their unions have created many health and safety regulations and an employer-funded compensation system for times when those safeguards fail; and

WHEREAS, Statistics show that over 300 employees die each year in Ontario because of accidents that occur while they are at work and the reality is that many of these accidents and deaths could have been prevented; and

WHEREAS, Every year on June 1st, workers gather to recognize sisters and brothers...

Victorian Order of Nurses Week

Posted on Friday, May 20, 2022 08:00 AM

MAY 23-27, 2022

WHEREAS, The Victorian Order of Nurses for Canada is a charitable community-based health care organization addressing community health and social needs; and

WHEREAS, VON Thunder Bay nurses, home support workers, community service coordinators and many other staff and volunteers have been caring for the lives and well-being of residents of Thunder Bay since 1944 and VON’s nursing, health promotion and support services make a contribution to the health care system in Ontario, particularly...