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, July 19, 2019

WHEREAS, July 5, 2019 will mark Parachute’s 3rd Annual national Prevention Day (NIPD): a day to raise awareness around the importance of injury prevention and help Canadians to live long lives to the fullest through education and advocacy; and
WHEREAS, Parachute is Canada’s national charity dedicated to reducing the devastating impact of preventable injuries; and
WHEREAS, Injury is the No. 1 killer of Canadians aged 1 – 44 and costs the Canadian economy...

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Posted On Tuesday, June 04, 2019

JUNE 7, 2019
WHEREAS, since 1947 when Adult Crossing Guards were instituted in Port Arthur, Crossing Guards have provided safe crossing for school children walking to and from school; and
WHEREAS, due to dedication and a conscientious attitude to their work, they have maintained an outstanding safety record; and
WHEREAS, a day set aside to recognize all Crossing Guards and acknowledge the fine work they do crossing children safely in all sorts of weather would be beneficial...

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Posted On Tuesday, June 04, 2019

JUNE 5 - 16, 2019
WHEREAS, Thunder Bay celebrates the diversity that strengthens our city, including individuals who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, two-spirited and all other sexual orientations and gender identities; and
WHEREAS, the intent of Thunder Pride is to encourage Thunder Bay to be a safe and welcoming place for people of all sexual orientations and gender identities to attend school, to work, to raise a family, to start a business, to live;...

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Posted On Tuesday, June 04, 2019

WHEREAS, decades of struggle by workers and their unions have created many health and safety regulations and an employer-funded compensation system for times when those safeguards fail; and
WHEREAS, statistics show that over 300 employees die each year in Ontario because of accidents that occur while they are at work and the reality is that many of these accidents and deaths could have been prevented; and
WHEREAS, every year on June 1st, workers gather to recognize sisters...

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Posted On Tuesday, June 04, 2019

May 26 - June 1, 2019  
WHEREAS, when a crime occurs, it doesn't affect just one person, but their family members and the entire community; and
WHEREAS, victims of crime and their families deserve support from their community; and
WHEREAS, many victim service providers, police officers, and professionals working in the criminal justice system provide assistance to victims of crime and their families; and
WHEREAS, National Victims and Survivors of Crime Awareness...

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