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.

Request a proclamation application form



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Wear Red Canada 2023

Posted on Monday, February 13, 2023 08:00 AM

FEBRUARY 13, 2023

WHEREAS, Heart disease is the number one killer of women worldwide and the leading cause of premature death for Canadian women, a fact unknown to many women and their healthcare providers; and

WHEREAS, The Canadian Women’s Heart Health Alliance is an organization of volunteer health professionals and patients working hard to improve women’s heart health; and

WHEREAS; Wear Red Canada Day is celebrated annually to raise awareness for all Canadians, but especially Canadian women, to...

PRO Kids 25th Anniversary

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


WHEREAS, 2023 marks 25 years of PRO Kids service, in the city of Thunder Bay; and

WHEREAS, PRO Kids (Positive Recreation Opportunities for Kids) is a service that was created by the City of Thunder Bay with the support of social agencies, recreation providers, youth and other community members; and

WHEREAS, since 1998 PRO Kids, with its community partners has placed over 27,480 children and youth into recreation activities in Thunder Bay; and

WHEREAS, there are families in Thunder Bay who cannot...

Bell Lets Talk Day 2023

Posted on Wednesday, January 25, 2023 08:00 AM

JANUARY 25, 2023

WHEREAS, January 25, 2023 marks the thirteenth annual Bell Let’s Talk Day, a day to take action, and create positive change for mental health; and

WHEREAS, Thunder Bay supports positive mental health for all citizens and members of our community and seeks to improve the lives of all citizens who will experience a mental illness or mental health issue in their lifetime; and

WHEREAS, Thunder Bay recognizes that now is the time to come together, to take action and show support for mental...

Crime Stoppers Awareness Month 2023

Posted on Tuesday, January 10, 2023 08:00 AM



WHEREAS, Anonymous tips are being handled by one society, Crime Stoppers, covering the whole of Thunder Bay and Surrounding District; and

WHEREAS, Crime Stoppers accepts confidential and anonymous tips via phone calls, as well as through web messages, while partnering with the media and police to participate in Provincial, national and international campaigns to help make communities safe; and

WHEREAS, Thunder Bay District Crime Stoppers is part of a the Global...

Alzheimer's Awareness Month 2023

Posted on Wednesday, January 04, 2023 08:00 AM


WHEREAS, over half a million Canadians are living with dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease, with 25,000 new cases diagnosed every year; and

WHEREAS, each January, the Alzheimer Society of Thunder Bay asks Thunder Bay residents to stand together to decrease stigma related to Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. By learning the warning signs, receiving a proper diagnosis, to ask support, and to be able to live a healthy active lifestyle while living with dementia; and