From February 11-17, 2024, Canada will observe its third annual National Kindness Week.
The annual, week-long celebration encourages Canadians from coast to coast to coast to celebrate acts of kindness, volunteerism and charitable giving to the benefit of all Canadians, and will connect individuals and organizations to share resources, information and tools to foster more acts of kindness.
Global Dignity Canada will once again host a press conference to facilitate conversation with Canadian kindness champions.
What: Press Conference to Celebrate Canada’s Third Annual National Kindness Week.
When: February 13, 2024 – 8 am – 8:40 am ET
Dial-in details: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/84492230549?pwd=hw9bb4A8g8B26abqqcg2EONdMYXeZZ.1
Who: The press conference will be moderated by Giovanna Mingarelli, Chair of Global Dignity Canada and Olivia Bechthold, Executive Vice Chair of Global Dignity Canada. The following representatives will participate:
- Meagan Commonda, Anishinabe from Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg, Indigenous Community Liaison for Treasury Board Secretariat of Canada
- Michael Barrett, Member of Parliament, Leeds—Grenville—Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes
- Emmanuella Lambropoulos, Member of Parliament for Saint-Laurent
- Jamie Bell from @1860 Winnipeg Arts with Niriqatiginnga; and the Manitoba Chair for Global Dignity Canada
Introduced as a private members bill by Senator Jim Munson, Bill S-223, the Kindness Week Act, received Royal Assent on June 3, 2021 to become law in Canada, designating the third week in February as National Kindness Week.
Executive Vice Chair
Global Dignity Canada