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National Philanthropy Day Act (S.C. 2012, c. 23)

Act current to 2024-05-01

National Philanthropy Day Act

S.C. 2012, c. 23

Assented to 2012-11-22

An Act respecting a National Philanthropy Day


Whereas philanthropy is the spirit of giving without expectation of reward;

Whereas Canadians continue to be inspired by the dedication of volunteers who devote themselves to improving the lives of others;

Whereas philanthropy helps build strong communities and active civic participation by bringing people together to serve a common goal;

Whereas countless Canadians have benefited from the help they have received from charitable organizations and caring individuals;

Whereas through the dedicated work of caring individuals and organizations, November 15th has come to be known throughout Canada as National Philanthropy Day;

And whereas it is important to honour all Canadians who demonstrate the spirit of giving by recognizing National Philanthropy Day;

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 National Philanthropy Day Act.

National Philanthropy Day

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 Throughout Canada, in each and every year, the 15th day of November shall be known as “National Philanthropy Day”.


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