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Kindness Week Act (S.C. 2021, c. 9)

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Assented to 2021-06-03

Kindness Week Act

S.C. 2021, c. 9

Assented to 2021-06-03

An Act respecting Kindness Week

SUMMARY

This enactment designates the third week of February in each and every year as “Kindness Week”.

Preamble

Whereas kindness encourages values such as empathy, respect, gratitude and compassion;

Whereas kind acts lead to the improved health and well-being of Canadians;

Whereas Kindness Week is already celebrated in some Canadian cities;

Whereas designating and celebrating a Kindness Week throughout Canada will encourage acts of kindness, volunteerism and charitable giving to the benefit of all Canadians;

Whereas Kindness Week will connect individuals and organizations to share resources, information and tools to foster more acts of kindness;

And whereas Parliament envisions that Kindness Week might encourage a culture of kindness in Canada throughout the year;

Now, therefore, Her Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate and House of Commons of Canada, enacts as follows:

Short Title

Marginal note:Short title

 This Act may be cited as the Kindness Week Act.

Kindness Week

Marginal note:Kindness Week

 Throughout Canada, in each and every year, the third week of February is to be known as “Kindness Week”.

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