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, January 03, 2020

WHEREAS, over half a million Canadians are living with dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease, with 25,000 new cases diagnosed every year;
WHEREAS, each January, the Alzheimer Society of Thunder Bay asks Thunder Bay residents to stand together to decrease stigma related to Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. By learning the warning signs, receiving a proper diagnosis, to ask support, and to be able to live a healthy active lifestyle while...


Posted On Friday, November 01, 2019

NOVEMBER 3-9, 2019
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 Thursday, October 24, 2019

OCTOBER 24, 2019
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, families 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;...


Posted On Monday, October 21, 2019

OCTOBER 21-27, 2019
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...


Posted On Sunday, October 20, 2019

OCTOBER 20-26 2019
WHEREAS; The week of October 20 to October 26, 2019 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...


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