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“Most Canadians have likely engaged with a charity or nonprofit at some point in their lives. Charities play an essential role in communities across Canada. Great outcomes are achieved when charities and governments work together – examples include drunk driving legislation and smoke-free workplaces.”


Let’s Create an Ontario Week of Appreciation!

Exciting news for Ontario’s nonprofit workers! Today, #RichmondHill MPP Daisy Wai introduced a Bill to create an Annual Week of Appreciation for the province’s #nonprofitchampions. What a wonderful boost for the professionals who improve our quality of life through #Ontario’s 58,000 nonprofits. 

In Daisy’s words, “We have not remembered to recognize all that nonprofit organizations give to Ontario. This Week is a time to recognize them, especially during this pandemic. We would like the House to come together to give them the recognition they deserve.”

Moved that it be read for the 1st time into the Ontario Legislature. CARRIED.

For the business case for an Ontario Week of Appreciation please read about the over 315 Ontario organizations—for profit and nonprofit—and individuals who support the Week of Appreciation (View PDF). A big thank you to these organizations and individuals for their support.

Please lend your voice to our campaign to recognize the extraordinary professionals in Ontario’s non-profit sector and the importance of their work to our quality of life.

If you live outside Ontario and would like to see a Week of Appreciation in your province, please email raksha.m@bhayanafoundation.org.

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“United Way Centraide Canada is pleased to support this effort to establish a Week of Appreciation for the Invisible Champions of the Non-profit Sector in Ontario.  Every day, frontline workers and professionals are delivering essential community services to ensure that all Ontarians receive the support they need when they need it.  United Way Centraide Canada is pleased to work alongside the Bhayana Family Foundation, local United Ways and other partners to support this important recognition.”

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