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.


  • Non-profit or charitable organizations may request a City of Toronto proclamation
  • 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