A proclamation is a ceremonial document designating a period (special day, week or month) given to reward the efforts and commitments of recognized organizations or events that enhance our community and for a reason that is significant to City of Pickering residents.

View the current Proclamation Notices

Requests for proclamations which primarily serve to benefit one or more of the following causes are generally accepted:

  • arts and cultural celebrations;
  • charitable fundraising campaigns;
  • civic promotions; and
  • public awareness campaigns.

Requests for proclamations which fall into any one of the following groups will not be approved:

  • matters of political controversy, ideological or religious beliefs or individual conviction;
  • promotion of business or commercial enterprise;
  • if the intent is contrary to corporate policies or municipal by-laws;
  • if the intent is to defame the integrity of the City, Member of Council, or staff person; or
  • if the event or organization has no direct relationship to the City of Pickering.

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

View the Proclamation Request Form

For more information, please contact the Council Office.