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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Rail Safety Week 2023

Posted on Monday, September 18, 2023 08:00 AM

SEPTEMBER 18-24, 2023

WHEREAS, Rail Safety Week is to be held across Canada from September 18 to 24, 2023; and

WHEREAS, 232 railway crossing and trespassing incidents occurred in Canada in 2022; resulting in 66 avoidable fatalities and 43 avoidable serious injuries; and

WHEREAS, educating and informing the public about rail safety (reminding the public that railway right-of-way are private property, enhancing public awareness of the dangers associated with highway rail grade crossings, ensuring...

National Coaches Week 2023

Posted on Friday, September 15, 2023 08:00 AM

SEPTEMBER 16-24, 2023

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...

National Forest Week 2023

Posted on Friday, September 15, 2023 08:00 AM

SEPTEMBER 17-23, 2023

WHEREAS, Canada’s forests are a valuable, renewable resource that contribute to our economy and the livelihoods of our communities; and

WHEREAS, Canada’s forests play a crucial role in maintaining healthy ecosystems, clean air and water and wildlife habitat whilst being an important aspect of climate change mitigation efforts; and

WHEREAS, The City of Thunder Bay and its citizens rely on the surrounding forests for livelihood, health, and recreation; and

WHEREAS, This annual...

Polycystic Kidney Disease Awareness Day 2023

Posted on Monday, September 04, 2023 08:00 AM


WHEREAS, Polycystic kidney disease (PKD) is one of the most common life-threatening genetic diseases, affecting approximately 1 in 400 to 1 in 1,000 people. Today, approximately 66,000 Canadians and millions of people worldwide live with PKD; and

WHEREAS, the PKD Foundation of Canada is the only national charitable organization dedicated to fighting PKD through programs of research, advocacy, education, support and awareness in order to discover vital treatments and a cure for...

Arthritis Awareness Month 2023

Posted on Friday, September 01, 2023 08:00 AM


WHEREAS, community support has been critical throughout the Arthritis Society Canada’s 75-year history, enabling the organization to fulfill its mission to fight the fire of arthritis with cutting-edge research, bold innovation, fiery advocacy, and evidence-based information and patient-centered support.

WHEREAS, arthritis is not just arthritis. Arthritis is serious. It causes debilitating pain, restricts mobility and diminishes quality of life. Six million Canadians – 1 in 5 –...