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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Big Brothers Big Sisters Day

Posted on Wednesday, September 18, 2019 08:00 AM

WHEREAS, Our Kids Count’s Big Brothers Big Sisters Program enables life-changing mentoring relationships to ignite the power and potential of young people in our community;

AND WHEREAS, investing in young people's futures pays off, with a social return on investment of $23-to-1 through improved economic, health, and social outcomes for young people with mentors.

AND WHEREAS, by changing the course of young lives, we shape our community’s social and economic future;

AND WHEREAS, Our Kids Count Big Brothers...


Posted on Friday, August 30, 2019 11:15 AM


WHEREAS, there are about 4000 children living with cancer in Ontario, and each year about 400 new cases are diagnosed; and

WHEREAS, the causes of cancer in children is largely unknown; and

WHEREAS, 1 in 285 children are diagnosed with a malignant cancer before their 20th birthday; and

WHEREAS, in Canada, childhood cancer remains responsible for more deaths, from one year through adolescence , than any other disease, killing one in four children affected by this disease; and

WHEREAS, childhood...


Posted on Friday, August 30, 2019 11:15 AM


WHEREAS, during Recovery Month, Canadians in recovery from addiction will join with friends and family to build awareness, challenge societal stigma, and celebrate the role that recovery plays in improving the lives of individuals, families, and communities. We believe that recovery saves lives. We envision a world in which recovery from addiction is a common, celebrated reality - a world where individuals will not experience shame when seeking help. We are passionate about providing...


Posted on Friday, August 30, 2019 11:00 AM


WHEREAS, prostate cancer is the most common cancer among Canadian men; and

WHEREAS, 1 in 7 Canadian men will be diagnosed with the disease; and

WHEREAS, an estimated average of 11 Canadian men die from prostate cancer every day; and

WHEREAS, the survival rate for prostate cancer is nearly 100% when detected early, but 3 of 4 men will die when found late; and

WHEREAS, those with a family history of the disease are at a greater risk; and

WHEREAS, since Prostate Cancer Canada was formed I 1994,...

Sickle Cell Awareness Month

Posted on Friday, August 30, 2019 11:00 AM


WHEREAS, Sickle Cell Disease is a life-threatening and incurable blood disorder affecting over 5,000 Canadians. September is Sickle Awareness Month. During this month, the Sickle Cell Association of Ontario fosters awareness and education of Sickle Cell Disease to the communities in Ontario; and

WHEREAS, the Sickle Cell Association of Ontario provides support and services to individuals and families with Sickle Cell to help improve their social and mental wellbeing; and

WHEREAS, During...