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

Posted On Friday, November 27, 2020

WHEREAS, United Way Thunder Bay is a local organization that focuses collective efforts on issues of poverty in our community; and
WHEREAS, Show Your Local Love Day is a time to recognize the impact of COVID-19 on our community and those who have been disproportionately affected; and
WHEREAS, Show Your Local Love Day is an initiative led by United Way Thunder Bay to celebrate the role, played by United Way agency partners in helping...


Posted On Thursday, November 05, 2020

WHEREAS; Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis are debilitating diseases with no known cures that impact quality of life;
WHEREAS; Crohn’s and Colitis Canada is the country’s only national, volunteer-based charity focused on finding cures for Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis and improving the lives of children and adults affected by these diseases;
WHEREAS; Canada has one of the highest rates in the world as 270,000 Canadians...


Posted On Wednesday, October 28, 2020

NOVEMBER 1-7, 2020
WHEREAS, National Francophone Immigration Week is celebrated throughout Canada with the slogan “Building community through diversity”; and
WHEREAS, taking note with appreciation, that Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada strongly believes that attracting, integrating and retaining French-speaking immigrants outside Quebec contributes to enhancing the vitality of communities by strengthening Canada’s linguistic duality and increasing...


Posted On Monday, October 19, 2020

OCTOBER 22, 2020
WHEREAS, years of research confirm 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


Posted On Friday, October 16, 2020

OCTOBER 19-25, 2020
WHEREAS, the generation of solid waste and the needless waste of water and energy resources are recognized as global environmental problems; and
WHEREAS, Municipal and Provincial governments have an important role to play in promoting waste reduction, reuse, recycling, composting and other conservation measures; and
WHEREAS, communities, businesses and organizations across Canada have committed to working together to raise awareness of these issues...


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