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

Assented to 2012-11-22

National Philanthropy Day Act

S.C. 2012, c. 23

Assented to 2012-11-22

An Act respecting a National Philanthropy Day


This enactment designates the 15th day of November in each and every year as “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:


Marginal note:Short title

 This Act may be cited as the National Philanthropy Day Act.


Marginal note:National Philanthropy Day

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


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