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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International Day of Persons with Disabilities 2022

Posted on Thursday, December 01, 2022 08:00 AM

DECEMBER 3, 2022

WHEREAS, the annual observance of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities on 3 December was proclaimed in 1992 by the United Nations General Assembly resolution 47/3; and

WHEREAS, the observance of the Day aims to promote an understanding of disability issues and mobilize support for the dignity, rights and well-being of persons with disabilities; and

WHEREAS, 2.6 million Ontarians have a disability; and

WHEREAS, approximately one in four people live with a disability...

International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

Posted on Friday, November 25, 2022 08:00 AM

WHEREAS, violence continues to be the greatest gender inequality rights issue for women, girls, and gender-diverse individuals; and

WHEREAS, November is Woman Abuse Prevention Month; and

WHEREAS, Femicide rates are on the rise in Ontario, with over 40 femicides between November 2021- November 2022; and

WHEREAS, Our community is committed to ending femicide and all forms of gender-based violence; and

WHEREAS, Indigenous, Black, South Asian and South East Asian women and girls continue to experience...

Lung Cancer Awareness Month 2022

Posted on Tuesday, November 01, 2022 08:00 AM


WHEREAS, lung cancer is the leading cause of death among men and women in Canada, accounting for ore deaths than colon cancer, breast cancer, and prostate cancer combined; and

WHEREAS, over 20,000 Canadians are expected to die of lung and bronchus cancer in 2022, representing nearly one quarter of all cancer deaths in Canada; and 

WHEREAS, according to research by Canadian oncologists, lung cancer is expected to be the most commonly diagnosed at this stage; and

WHEREAS, the 5...

Pregnancy and Infant Awareness Day 2022

Posted on Friday, October 14, 2022 08:00 AM

OCTOBER 15, 2022

WHEREAS, October 15th is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day in Ontario. Every year over 37,000 families in Ontario experience this type of loss and too often, families suffer in silence; and

WHEREAS, In Ontario, Bill 141, an act for research to be done and programs to be developed for pregnancy loss and infant death support was passed in 2015. This legislation included the proclamation of October 15th to be recognized throughout the province; and

WHEREAS, On this day, families...

Wrongful Conviction Day 2022

Posted on Friday, September 30, 2022 08:00 AM

OCTOBER 2, 2022

WHEREAS, the loss of one’s freedom due to a wrongful conviction has far-reaching and devastating consequences which not only affects the innocent individual’s life, but also affects the quality of life of their families, and has a harmful effect on society as a whole; and

WHEREAS, wrongful convictions question the integrity and fairness of the criminal justice system, and unless corrected, undermines societies trust in their criminal justice system; and

WHEREAS, Wrongful Convictional...