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, May 09, 2019

MAY 12 - 18, 2019
WHEREAS, Young Professionals Week is dedicated to celebrate, retain, and inspire young professionals in the City of Thunder Bay; and
WHEREAS, Young Professionals are recognized as an integral piece of the City of Thunder Bay’s current workforce and economic, social and cultural future; and
WHEREAS, Community leaders, businesses, organizations, and young professionals will forge connections to drive the community forward through unique opportunities...


Posted On Wednesday, May 08, 2019

MAY 9, 2019
WHEREAS, everyone has the right to be treated with dignity and respect; and
WHEREAS, everyone should be recognized as an individual and has the right to be who they are, without being shamed, demeaned, attacked or marginalized; and
WHEREAS, judgment and discrimination against others may be based on many factors and may be due to a person’s accent, age, disability, height, weight, nationality, race, religion, sex, gender, gender-identity or sexual...


Posted On Wednesday, May 08, 2019

MAY 6 -12, 2019
WHEREAS, the Elizabeth Fry Society of Northwestern Ontario is dedicated to providing practical assistance and supportive services that address the needs and circumstances of women in conflict with the law and those who are at risk of becoming in conflict with the law; and
WHEREAS, the Elizabeth Fry Society of Northwestern Ontario is celebrating 16 years of service delivery in the City of Thunder Bay; and
WHEREAS, National Elizabeth Fry Week is celebrated...


Posted On Wednesday, May 01, 2019

WHEREAS, the City of Thunder Bay embraces a vision of a connected, healthy, vibrant, and strong community for children, youth, families and people of all ages; and
WHEREAS, the City of Thunder Bay recognizes and values that all Thunder Bay youth have the potential to make a positive contribution to our community; and
WHEREAS, the Recreation & Culture Division promotes opportunities for youth to invest in and influence the future of our community through personal development...


Posted On Monday, April 08, 2019

APRIL 7 – 13, 2019
WHEREAS, millions of volunteers devote their time and energy to bettering their communities each day; and
WHEREAS, passion, action and impact are all words that can be used to describe Canadian Volunteers; and
WHEREAS, this week should be used to recognize people in our community who volunteer their time and thank them for their contributions.
NOW THEREFORE, I, Bill Mauro, Mayor of the City of Thunder Bay, do hereby proclaim the week of...


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