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 Thursday, October 21, 2021

OCTOBER 21, 2021
WHEREAS, years of research confirms 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 Monday, October 18, 2021

OCTOBER 17-23, 2021
WHEREAS; The week of October 17 to October 23, 2021 will be celebrated in Ontario as Local Government Week; and WHEREAS; The Province of Ontario, AMCTO (Association of Municipal Managers, Clerks and Treasurers of Ontario) and the Association of Municipalities of Ontario have partnered to develop a Local Government Week; and WHEREAS; The municipalities across the province have been asked to participate in this initiative to celebrate the key role that Ontario...


Posted On Monday, October 04, 2021

OCTOBER 7, 2021
WHEREAS, trigeminal neuralgia is a disorder of the fifth cranial nerve that is often called the world’s worst pain; and   WHEREAS, trigeminal neuralgia causes sharp, stabbing, electric-like face pain, and it is not unusual for sufferers to end their lives trying to escape the agonizing pain; and   WHEREAS, the episodes of pain can strike anytime, anywhere, and last for extended periods leaving the person helpless and incapacitated; and


Posted On Friday, October 01, 2021

OCTOBER 2, 2021
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...


Posted On Friday, October 01, 2021

WHEREAS, Dyslexia is a neurobiological learning disability that is characterized by an unexpected difficulty in learning to read. With proper diagnosis, instruction and support, individuals with dyslexia can learn to read accurately and fluently, and lead a successful life; and
WHEREAS, Dyslexia is hereditary and not due to a lack of intelligence or desire to learn; and
WHEREAS, Dyslexia affects 20 percent of the population and represents 80 to 90 percent...


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