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 Tuesday, September 18, 2018

OCTOBER 16, 2018
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;...

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Posted On Tuesday, September 18, 2018

SEPTEMBER 18, 2018
WHEREAS, Our Kids Count, Big Brothers Big Sisters Program commits to Thunder Bay’s children and youth that we will be leaders in providing them with the highest quality, volunteer based mentoring programs; and
WHEREAS, Our Kids Count, Big Brothers Big Sisters Program is participating in a Canada wide movement created to highlight the importance of mentoring and the impact mentoring has on the lives of children and youth in the community and across...

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Posted On Friday, August 31, 2018

SEPTEMBER 2018
WHEREAS, prostate cancer is the most common cancer to affect Canadian men; and
WHEREAS, 1 in 7 Canadian men will be diagnosed with the disease in his lifetime; and
WHEREAS, an estimated 11 Canadian men will die from prostate cancer every day; and
WHEREAS, the survival rate for prostate cancer can be close to 100% when detected early; and
WHEREAS, those with a family history of the disease, or those of African or Caribbean descent are at a greater...

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Posted On Friday, August 31, 2018

SEPTEMBER 2018
WHEREAS, there are about 4000 children living with cancer in Ontario, and each year about 400 new cases are diagnosed; and
WHEREAS, the causes of cancer in children is largely unknown; and
WHEREAS, 1 in 285 children are diagnosed with a malignant cancer before their 20th birthday; and
WHEREAS, in Canada, childhood cancer remains responsible for more deaths, from one year through adolescence , than any other disease, killing one in four children affected...

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Posted On Friday, August 31, 2018

August 31, 2018
WHEREAS, International Overdose Awareness Day is recognized around the world as a day to acknowledge individuals whose lives have been lost and to raise awareness about the risks of overdose; and
WHEREAS, Overdose Awareness Day hopes to publicly challenge the stigma associated with substance use and overdose; and
WHEREAS, opioids are the leading cause of drug related deaths; and
WHEREAS, Thunder Bay has the highest rate of opioid overdose deaths...

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