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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Economic Abuse Awareness Day 2023

Posted on Friday, November 24, 2023 08:00 AM

NOVEMBER 26, 2023

WHEREAS, domestic economic abuse is a common but overlooked form of domestic violence that limits an individual’s financial autonomy, including denying access and control over resources or restraining economic freedom; and

WHEREAS, barriers to economic resources undermine a survivor’s independence, including the ability to flee abuse relationships. Economic Abuse has detrimental effects on a survivor’s mental and physical well-being and other social determinants of health; and

World Pancreatic Cancer Day 2023

Posted on Thursday, November 16, 2023 08:00 AM

NOVEMBER 16, 2023

WHEREAS, in 2023, an estimated 6700 people will be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in Canada and 90 percent will eventually die from the disease; and

WHEREAS, Pancreatic cancer has the lowest survival rate of all major cancers, and just 10 percent of those diagnosed survive five years or longer; and

WHEREAS, Pancreatic cancer is the now third leading cause of cancer related death in Canada; and

WHEREAS, Pancreatic cancer has taken too many lives, far too quickly. Action must be...

MADD Canada's Project Red Ribbon 2023

Posted on Wednesday, November 01, 2023 08:00 AM


WHEREAS, Project Red Ribbon is a commitment made by Canadians to drive safe and sober. It is a highly visible, community public awareness campaign which depends on volunteer participation to promote the message that deaths and injures resulting from impaired driving are needless tragedies are totally preventable; and

WHEREAS, each yeah from the beginning of November until the first Monday after New Year’s, MADD Canada volunteers across the country distribute red...

Knights of Columbus support the Special Olympics 2023

Posted on Tuesday, October 31, 2023 08:00 AM

"The Knights of Columbus are proud supporters of the Special Olympics. In keeping with their close relationship with local Special Olympics athletes, the six local Knights councils are honoured to partner with the City of Thunder Bay in recognizing these athletes by raising their flag at City Hall."

Child Care Worker & Early Childhood Educator Appreciation Day 2023

Posted on Tuesday, October 17, 2023 08:00 AM

OCTOBER 17, 2023

WHEREAS, years of research confirms 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 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, trained and knowledgeable...