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 Coaches Week

Posted on Wednesday, September 26, 2018 06:30 AM

SEPTEMBER 22-30, 2018

WHEREAS, The City of Thunder Bay recognizes the tremendous positive impact coaches have on athletes and communities; and

WHEREAS, the purpose of National Coaches Week is to provide the 300,000 coaches who call Thunder Bay and Ontario home with the resources, representation, and recognition they deserve for the time they devote to ensuring Canadians live an active and healthy lifestyle; and

WHEREAS, a number of great coaches live and volunteer here and we celebrate their commitments...

Public - Rail Safety Week

Posted on Wednesday, September 26, 2018 06:30 AM

SEPTEMBER 23–29, 2018

WHEREAS, Public – Rail Safety Week is to be held across Canada and the United States from September 23 to 29, 2018; and

WHEREAS, it is in the public’s interest to raise citizens’  awareness on reducing avoidable accidents, injuries and damage caused by collisions at level crossings or incidents involving trains and citizens; and

WHEREAS, Operation Lifesaver is a public/private partnership whose aim is to work with the rail industry, governments, police services, the media...

Big Brothers Big Sisters Day

Posted on Tuesday, September 18, 2018 06:15 AM

SEPTEMBER 18, 2018


WHEREAS, Our Kids Count, Big Brothers Big Sisters Program commits to Thunder Bay’s children and youth that we will be leaders in providing them with the highest quality, volunteer based mentoring programs; and

WHEREAS, Our Kids Count, Big Brothers Big Sisters Program is participating in a Canada wide movement created to highlight the importance of mentoring and the impact mentoring has on the lives of children and youth in the community and across Canada; and

WHEREAS, Our Kids...

Child Care and Early Childhood Educator Appreciation Day

Posted on Tuesday, September 18, 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...

Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Posted on Friday, August 31, 2018 11:45 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...