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“Non-profit organizations are a vital part of every Canadian community. Not only do they provide employment but also a wide range of essential services and programs that touch virtually all aspects of our society. It would be impossible to list the accomplishments and contributions of the sector here.”


Let’s Create a National Day of Recognition!

It is time for the larger Canadian community to join in and be inspired by the passion, ingenuity and commitment of the human service sector. We are calling for a National Day of Recognition for the heroes in our communities.

Watch Raksha Bhayana present at: 18:37-18.45:14

Presentation to the Senate Committee on the Charitable Sector. Recommendations included creating a National Day of Recognition.

Here’s how you can take action:

  • We are going to start a petition, check back for details.
  • Connect with your local councillor, MPP/MLA or MP to advocate for a National Day of Recognition.
  • Write a Letter to the Editor of your local paper about the topic. Be sure to include a personal story of how you or someone you know has been touched by these heroes.
  • Raise the profile of the Heroes in your community through media and social media.
  • Connect with the Bhayana Family Foundation on Facebook, Instagram and/or Twitter, and like/share our National Day of Recognition posts. Tag your MP.

After the federal election in the new year, we will initiate an e-petition to the House of Commons urging them to create a National Day of Recognition. Please join our mailing list so that we can alert you when the petition is ready.

Together, we will make this happen.


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Volunteer! Become part of something great

Even heroes need a helping hand. If you have some extra hours that you’d like to contribute to your community, United Ways and their funded agencies will be grateful for your support. Not only will you be assisting in their valuable work, it’s a great opportunity to meet new people and learn new skills while improving the lives of people in need.

Contact your local United Way and ask to speak with the Volunteer Coordinator.

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Tell us your Champion Story

If a human service hero has impacted your life, helped a friend or family member, or made a positive change to the community where you live, drop us a line. We would love to hear your personal hero story. With your permission, we will publish your story on our website and post a link on social media.

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