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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Child Care Worker and Early Childhood Educator Appreciation Day

Posted on Monday, October 15, 2018 06:15 AM

OCTOBER 16, 2018

WHEREAS, years of research confirm the benefits of high quality child care for young children’s intellectual, emotional, social and physical development and later life outcomes; and

WHEREAS, child care promotes the well-being of children and responds to the needs of parents, families and the broader community by supporting quality of life so that citizens can fully participate in and contribute to the economic and social life of their community; and

WHEREAS, many studies show that trained...

Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day

Posted on Monday, October 15, 2018 06:15 AM

OCTOBER 15, 2018

WHEREAS, October 15th  has been declared by the Province of Ontario as Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day as a result of the passage of Bill 141:  Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness, Research, and Care Act; and

WHEREAS, over 30,000 Ontario families experience pregnancy and infant loss every year; and

WHEREAS, there is a need to develop greater awareness and understanding about the causes of pregnancy and infant loss, so we can improve the healthcare provided for pregnant...

BDC Small Business Week

Posted on Monday, October 15, 2018 06:00 AM

OCTOBER 14 - 20, 2018

WHEREAS, Canadian entrepreneurs are the engine that drives our Country’s economy; and WHEREAS, small and medium- sized businesses are the cornerstone of the Canadian economy.  They account for 99.7% of all Canadian companies and employ more than 90% of private sector workers; and

WHEREAS, 96.9% of businesses within the Thunder Bay District are considered “Small Businesses”; and

WHEREAS, BDC Small Business WeekTM has been organized in communities across Canada since 1979; and


Child Abuse Prevention Month

Posted on Wednesday, October 03, 2018 10:30 AM


WHEREAS, October is Child Abuse Prevention Month in Thunder Bay, a time dedicated to raising awareness and helping to prevent abuse of children; and

WHEREAS, the month raises awareness of child abuse prevention issues by making people more aware of the signs of child abuse, encouraging more people to report child abuse and celebrating the achievements of local children who are contributing to the community.

WHEREAS, Dilico Anishinabek Family Care and The Children’s Aid Society of The District...

Occupational Therapy Month

Posted on Wednesday, October 03, 2018 10:30 AM


WHEREAS, the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists and the Ontario Society of Occupational Therapists have declared the month of October 2018 to be known as National Occupational Therapy Month; and

WHEREAS, the profession of occupational therapy, a regulated health profession over 5000 strong in Ontario, is concerned with promoting health and well-being through occupation; and

WHEREAS, the services of occupational therapy enable people of all ages and abilities to participate...