Proclamations

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
Email: proclamations@thunderbay.ca

 

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, April 16, 2021

APRIL 18-24, 2021
WHEREAS, 12.7 million Canadian volunteers give their time to help others, contributing close to 2 billion volunteer hours per year; and
WHEREAS, volunteers in Thunder Bay mentor our children, feed our hungry, comfort our lonely, beautify our green spaces, and fundraise for our charitable organizations; and
WHEREAS, volunteers in Thunder Bay have stepped up during the COVID-19 pandemic to support families, friends, neighbours and strangers, people...

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Posted On Wednesday, March 31, 2021

APRIL & MAY 2021
WHEREAS, the honeybee is responsible for pollination of nearly 3 quarters of plants that produce 90% of the world’s food. A 3rd of the world’s production depends on honeybees and pollinators. Ex every 3rd spoonful of food depends on pollination and;
WHEREAS, the honeybee is one of the most vital species that plays the essential roles as one of the major pollinators, thus ensuring food and food security, sustainable agriculture and biodiversity...

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Posted On Wednesday, March 31, 2021

APRIL 2, 2021
WHEREAS, World Autism Awareness Day will be recognized on April 2nd  2021, in Canada thanks to Liberal Senator Jim Munson’s Bill S-206, An Act Respecting World Autism Awareness Day; and
WHEREAS, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) affects more than 135,000 Ontarians. Autism Spectrum Disorder is now recognized as the most common neurological disorder affecting 1 in every 66 children, as well as their friends, family and community; and
WHEREAS, ASD...

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Posted On Monday, March 29, 2021

APRIL 2021
WHEREAS, an estimated 227,000 Canadians are affected by an amputation or have a limb difference; and
WHEREAS, amputations are often performed due to complications from diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancer and trauma; and
WHEREAS, losing a limb can result in physical, spiritual and financial challenges that affect how people live their daily lives such as isolation that can lead to mental health issues; and
WHEREAS, supporting organizations and individuals...

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Posted On Friday, March 05, 2021

MARCH 8, 2021
WHEREAS, in 1977, the United Nations proclaimed March 8 as International Women's Day to commemorate the 145 women killed in a fire at the Triangle Shirtwaist Company in New York City on March 25, 1911; and
WHEREAS, International Women's Day is a time to reflect on the social, political and economic achievements of women while focusing world attention on areas requiring further action; and
WHEREAS, International Women's Day is celebrated annually across...

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