Skip to main content

Bill S-223

If you have any questions or comments regarding the accessibility of this publication, please contact us at

Skip to Document Navigation Skip to Document Content

Second Session, Forty-third Parliament,

69-70 Elizabeth II, 2020-2021


An Act respecting Kindness Week

June 3, 2021

BILL S-223


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

Available on the Senate of Canada website at the following address:

69-70 Elizabeth II


An Act respecting Kindness Week

[Assented to 3rd June, 2021]


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

Short title

1This Act may be cited as the Kindness Week Act.

Kindness Week

Kindness Week

2Throughout Canada, in each and every year, the third week of February is to be known as “Kindness Week”.

Published under authority of the Senate of Canada

Publication Explorer
Publication Explorer