Proclamations are a ceremonial document designating a given period of time (special day, week or month) to recognize the efforts and commitments of an event or organization that enhances our community.

Proclamations encourage public awareness and provide recognition for events, achievements and activities that are significant to the City of Pickering. Proclamations are only issued to recognized organizations.

Proclamations can be issued for:

  • arts celebrations
  • cultural or religious celebrations
  • charitable fundraising campaigns
  • civic promotions
  • public awareness campaigns
  • to honour institutions or organizations for special achievement(s)

Proclamations will not be issued for:

  • political parties or political organizations
  • promotion of business or commercial enterprise
  • if the intent is contrary to corporate policies or by-laws
  • if the intent is to defame the integrity of the City
  • if the event or organization has no direct interest or relationship to the City

Submit your proclamation request at least 3 weeks prior to the desired proclamation period.

We post all proclamations on our website, view the current list.

For more information, please contact the Council Office.