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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World Autism Day 2024

Posted on Tuesday, April 02, 2024 08:30 AM

APRIL 2, 2024

WHEREAS, World Autism Awareness Day will be recognized on April 2, 2024, in Canada thanks to Senator Jim Munson’s Bill S-206, An Act Respecting World Autism Awareness Day; and

WHEREAS, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) affects more than 135,000 Ontarians. Autism Spectrum Disorder is a neurodevelopmental disorder affecting 1 in every 66 Canadian children, as well as their friends, family and community; and approximately 1-2% of the Canadian population is on the autism spectrum; and

Royal Canadian Air Forces Centennial Day 2024

Posted on Monday, April 01, 2024 08:00 AM

APRIL 1, 2023

WHEREAS, Royal Canadian Air Force Centennial Day is to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Royal Canadian Air Force; and

WHEREAS, this day is also to honour the men and women who have, and continue to, protect Canada and its people; and

WHEREAS, I encourage all citizens in the City of Thunder Bay to join in the ceremonies commemorating out history, to recognize our people for their achievements, while looking forward o an exciting future.

NOW THEREFORE, I, Ken Boshcoff, Mayor of...

International Women's Day 2024

Posted on Wednesday, March 06, 2024 08:30 AM

MARCH 8, 2024

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...

Amyloidosis Awareness Month 2024

Posted on Friday, March 01, 2024 08:30 AM

MARCH, 2024

WHEREAS, March is Amyloidosis Awareness Month, a month dedicated to raising awareness, funding research, and supporting those living with amyloidosis and their loved ones; and

WHEREAS, Amyloidosis is a group of diseases that occurs when an abnormal protein, known as amyloid, builds up in the tissues and organs of the body. Left untreated, the disease can result in organ failure and can be fatal; and

WHEREAS, Amyloidosis can mimic the signs and symptoms of more common medical conditions...

Research and Innovation Week 2024

Posted on Monday, February 26, 2024 08:30 AM

FEBRUARY 26 – MARCH 1, 2024

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...