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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National Injury Prevention Day

Posted on Friday, July 19, 2019 06:45 AM

WHEREAS, July 5, 2019 will mark Parachute’s 3rd Annual national Prevention Day (NIPD): a day to raise awareness around the importance of injury prevention and help Canadians to live long lives to the fullest through education and advocacy; and

WHEREAS, Parachute is Canada’s national charity dedicated to reducing the devastating impact of preventable injuries; and

WHEREAS, Injury is the No. 1 killer of Canadians aged 1 – 44 and costs the Canadian economy $27 billion a year; and

WHEREAS, most injuries...

Crossing Guard Appreciation Day

Posted on Tuesday, June 04, 2019 06:00 AM

JUNE 7, 2019

WHEREAS, since 1947 when Adult Crossing Guards were instituted in Port Arthur, Crossing Guards have provided safe crossing for school children walking to and from school; and

WHEREAS, due to dedication and a conscientious attitude to their work, they have maintained an outstanding safety record; and

WHEREAS, a day set aside to recognize all Crossing Guards and acknowledge the fine work they do crossing children safely in all sorts of weather would be beneficial to the Crossing Guards and...

Thunder Pride Week

Posted on Tuesday, June 04, 2019 05:45 AM

JUNE 5 - 16, 2019

WHEREAS, Thunder Bay celebrates the diversity that strengthens our city, including individuals who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, two-spirited and all other sexual orientations and gender identities; and

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

WHEREAS, Thunder Pride promises...

Injured Workers Day

Posted on Tuesday, June 04, 2019 05:30 AM

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 who have been...

National Victims and Survivors of Crime Week

Posted on Tuesday, June 04, 2019 05:30 AM

May 26 - June 1, 2019  

WHEREAS, when a crime occurs, it doesn't affect just one person, but their family members and the entire community; and

WHEREAS, victims of crime and their families deserve support from their community; and

WHEREAS, many victim service providers, police officers, and professionals working in the criminal justice system provide assistance to victims of crime and their families; and

WHEREAS, National Victims and Survivors of Crime Awareness Week, May 26 - June 1, 2019, offers...