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 Elizabeth Fry Week

Posted on Wednesday, May 08, 2019 12:30 PM

MAY 6 -12, 2019

WHEREAS, the Elizabeth Fry Society of Northwestern Ontario is dedicated to providing practical assistance and supportive services that address the needs and circumstances of women in conflict with the law and those who are at risk of becoming in conflict with the law; and

WHEREAS, the Elizabeth Fry Society of Northwestern Ontario is celebrating 16 years of service delivery in the City of Thunder Bay; and

WHEREAS, National Elizabeth Fry Week is celebrated nationally by Elizabeth Fry Societies...

Youth Week/Youth Arts Week

Posted on Wednesday, May 01, 2019 10:00 AM

WHEREAS, the City of Thunder Bay embraces a vision of a connected, healthy, vibrant, and strong community for children, youth, families and people of all ages; and

WHEREAS, the City of Thunder Bay recognizes and values that all Thunder Bay youth have the potential to make a positive contribution to our community; and

WHEREAS, the Recreation & Culture Division promotes opportunities for youth to invest in and influence the future of our community through personal development and civic engagement;...

National Volunteer Week

Posted on Monday, April 08, 2019 11:30 AM

APRIL 7 – 13, 2019

WHEREAS, millions of volunteers devote their time and energy to bettering their communities each day; and

WHEREAS, passion, action and impact are all words that can be used to describe Canadian Volunteers; and

WHEREAS, this week should be used to recognize people in our community who volunteer their time and thank them for their contributions.

NOW THEREFORE, I, Bill Mauro, Mayor of the City of Thunder Bay, do hereby proclaim the week of April 7-13, 2019 as National Volunteer Week in...

World Autism Awareness Day

Posted on Tuesday, April 02, 2019 05:30 AM

April 2, 2019

WHEREAS, World Autism Awareness Day will be recognized on April 3rd, 2018, in Canada thanks to Liberal Senator Jim Munson’s Bill S-206, An Act Respecting World Autism Awareness Day; and

WHEREAS, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) affects more than 100,000 Ontarians. Autism Spectrum Disorder is now recognized as the most common neurological disorder affecting 1 in every 66 children, as well as their friends, family and community; and

WHEREAS, ASD is a spectrum disorder, which means...

daffodil month

Posted on Monday, April 01, 2019 05:45 AM

April 2019

WHEREAS, people in our community have been directly affected by cancer and share a strong bond with others who experience the pain of this disease; and 

WHEREAS, the Canadian Cancer Society is proud to be a champion and voice for Canadians who care about cancer and is committed to supporting and engaging people in our community; and

WHEREAS, through the Daffodil Campaign, funds are raised to fund ground-breaking research and support services which helps people impacted by cancer live...