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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.”


A Day of Appreciation!

Why do we need a Nonprofit Day of Appreciation?

Frontline Champions are the employees who help people through some of the direst of circumstances to create experiences that spark joy and happiness. There are 2.4 million people who work in Canada’s nonprofit sector. Most, if not all of us, know someone who has benefited from their work.

It’s time for a Nonprofit Day of Appreciation!

The National Organizations that are advocating for the Nonprofit Day of Appreciation include the following organizations: Imagine Canada, Community Foundations of Canada, United Way Centraide Canada, The Philanthropic Foundations of Canada, Volunteer Canada and the Bhayana Family Foundation.


The CEO of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce has endorsed this advocacy. We have also gained support from other organizations including TD Bank Capacity Canada Definity Insurance Foundation, Inspirit Foundation, Laidlaw Foundation and YWCA amongst many others.



Other actions you can take:

  • Contact your local councillor, MPP/MLA or MP (View current MPPs/MPs) to advocate for a Day of Recognition of the Nonprofit Champions.
  • Connect with the Bhayana Family Foundation on Facebook, LinkedIn, and/or Twitter. Like/Share our Day of Recognition posts and tag your MPP/MP.
  • 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 champions.
  • Raise the profile of the Champion in your community through media and social media. Tell us your Hero Story.
  • Please contact your local United Way for further information. 


Raksha M. Bhayana speaks to the Senate Committee on the Charitable Sector about creating a Nonprofit Day of Appreciation (18:37-18:45).


To learn more about the Case for a Nonprofit Day of Appreciation, please download the PDF here.

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