Meeting Participation by Members of the Public

City Council has approved electronic participation in meetings as a part of their Procedural By-law (the document that provides the framework for how meetings are scheduled, held and conducted).  If you have been approved to make a deputation or presentation to City Council, you have the choice of how you would like to participate.  Members of the public may attend Council Chambers in person (this is a mask friendly space) or you may choose to participate electronically. Those making virtual deputations may participate by telephone, videoconference or by sending a letter to Council (a written deputation). More information will be made available for each option when requests are received and approved by the City Clerk.

Deputation requests must be received by 12:00 p.m. four days prior to the day of the meeting, in accordance with the timeframe in section 5.08(b)(2) of the Procedural By-law.

To submit a Deputation in writing, email or complete the Request to Speak Before Council Online Form below.

For more information call 625-2230.

Request to Speak Before Council Online Form


Individuals and groups can request to speak to City Council. There are three types of presentations that can be provided:

  • formal recognition of a delegation visiting the City
  • announcement of a City-wide event being sponsored by a community group
  • deputation by an individual or community group on a matter of public interest

Learn what to expect when you make your presentation to Thunder Bay City Council.

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