The City provides standardized proclamations that focus on the cause being proclaimed. Requesters are no longer required to submit draft wording. Please note that the name of the requesting organization is not included in the proclamation.

Please review the criteria below and submit your proclamation request using the online request form.

Criteria

  • Requests must be made at least four weeks in advance of the due date
  • Requests must be submitted on an organization’s letterhead
  • Requests must provide background information about the cause or event being proclaimed
  • Repeat requests must be submitted on an annual basis
  • Cause or event must contribute to the economic, social, and cultural fabric of the City of Toronto

Eligible Causes

  • Public awareness campaigns
  • Charitable fundraising campaigns
  • Arts and cultural celebrations

Note: Proclamations are approved based on the mandate and strategic goals of the City of Toronto

Additional Information

  • Proclamations are issued at the discretion of the Mayor
  • An organization may request one proclamation per year
  • Proclamations are issued only to recognized Toronto organizations and not to individuals
  • Organizations do not have exclusive rights to the day, week or month being proclaimed
  • Proclamations of a similar topic will be issued on a first come, first served basis

Proclamations will not be issued for:

  • matters of political controversy, ideological or religious beliefs or individual conviction
  • events or organizations with no direct connection to the City of Toronto
  • campaigns or events contrary to City policies or by-laws
  • National, Independence or Republic Days (please see flag-raisings for appropriate recognition)
  • Campaigns intended for profit-making purposes