The City of Markham can recognize special people, events, organizations, and groups in our community.
Proclamations aren't endorsements by the City. They are approved by the City Clerk using our Council-Approved Policy [PDF].
We can't issue proclamations for:
Flags and symbols of nations, territories, and community organizations are important to Markham residents. The City has used special flag raisings to raise public awareness of:
Markham also flies flags at half-mast. This is done during periods of official mourning or to commemorate sad occasions that are important to our community.
A flag raising can recognize a particular day or week.
Flag Raising requests will only be approved by the City Clerk using our Council-Approved Policy [PDF].
We cannot raise a flag for:
There may be other reasons we can’t raise a flag for your cause. The Clerk can let you know whether your application is appropriate or not.
Please make a flag raising request at least 3 weeks in advance using our Online Request Form.
Please make a request for a proclamation or flag raising at least 3 weeks in advance using our Online Request Form.
You can also contact us with your questions:
By email at firstname.lastname@example.org
By mail at:
City of Markham
Legislative Services Department
101 Town Centre Boulevard
Markham, Ontario, L3R 9W3
By phone at 905.477.7000 extension 2366