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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Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

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


WHEREAS, prostate cancer is the most common cancer to affect Canadian men; and

WHEREAS, 1 in 7 Canadian men will be diagnosed with the disease in his lifetime; and

WHEREAS, an estimated 11 Canadian men will die from prostate cancer every day; and

WHEREAS, the survival rate for prostate cancer can be close to 100% when detected early; and

WHEREAS, those with a family history of the disease, or those of African or Caribbean descent are at a greater risk of developing prostate cancer; and


International Overdose Awareness Day

Posted on Friday, August 31, 2018 07:45 AM

August 31, 2018

WHEREAS, International Overdose Awareness Day is recognized around the world as a day to acknowledge individuals whose lives have been lost and to raise awareness about the risks of overdose; and

WHEREAS, Overdose Awareness Day hopes to publicly challenge the stigma associated with substance use and overdose; and

WHEREAS, opioids are the leading cause of drug related deaths; and

WHEREAS, Thunder Bay has the highest rate of opioid overdose deaths in the entire province; and

WHEREAS, in...

Mining Day in Thunder Bay

Posted on Saturday, June 23, 2018 04:00 AM

June 23, 2018

WHEREAS, the mining and exploration industry employees are working quietly in Thunder Bay and NW Ontario, they should be recognized for their significant contribution to the local economy and the culture of their communities; and

WHEREAS, their success in finding mines benefits all, they accept no accolades but take it in stride as “just part of the job”; and WHEREAS, this day should be a celebration where the mining community and the public meet and have fun at Prince Arthur’s Landing,...

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

Posted on Friday, June 15, 2018 04:00 AM

June 15, 2018

WHEREAS, June 15 is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD), the United Nations designated day to voice our opposition to the abuse inflicted on older people; and

WHEREAS, Thunder Bay’s seniors are valued members of society and it is our collective responsibility to ensure they live safely and with dignity; and

WHEREAS, Abuse of older people is a tragedy inflicted on vulnerable seniors and an ever-increasing problem in today’s society that crosses all cultural, gender, social and financial...

Thunder Pride Week

Posted on Wednesday, June 06, 2018 04:00 AM

June 6 - 17, 2018

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...