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2nd Session, 39th Parliament,
56-57 Elizabeth II, 2007-2008
senate of canada
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;
AND WHEREAS it is important to honour all Canadians who demonstrate the spirit of giving by creating a national day of recognition of their efforts;
NOW, THEREFORE, Her Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate and House of Commons of Canada, enacts as follows:
1. This Act may be cited as the National Philanthropy Day Act.
NATIONAL PHILANTHROPY DAY
National Philanthropy Day
2. Throughout Canada, in each and every year, the 15th day of November shall be known as “National Philanthropy Day”.
Published under authority of the Senate of Canada