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Kindness Week Act (S.C. 2021, c. 9)

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Act current to 2024-02-06

Kindness Week Act

S.C. 2021, c. 9

Assented to 2021-06-03

An Act respecting Kindness Week


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:

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 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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