Celebrating Canada's First National Kindness Week

Published on February 16, 2022

MP Barrett celebrates Canada’s first National Kindness Week

February 16, 2022

OTTAWA, ON – Michael Barrett, Member of Parliament for Leeds-Grenville-Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes, celebrates the launch of Canada’s first National Kindness Week led by Global Dignity Canada in participation with Senator Jim Munson, MP Emmanuella Lambropoulos, and Mr. Shmuel Bulka, son of the late Rabbi Reuven Bulka, founder of Kind Canada.

“It is a great honour to mark the first National Kindness Week in Canada with Global Dignity Canada and Chair Giovanna Mingarelli, my parliamentary colleagues, and the family of the late Rabbi Reuven Bulka, and to join Canadians across the country in carrying on Rabbi Bulka’s legacy and spirit for more kindness and community,” said MP Barrett.

National Kindness Week is about encouraging kindness, volunteering, and charitable giving throughout Canada, as well as connecting people and organizations to share resources, information, and tools to foster more acts of kindness.

“Celebrating National Kindness Week is as Canadian as it gets by giving people from all walks of life the opportunity to show our Canadian spirit by taking a moment to empathize with others, to respect people’s differences, and to be kinder to each other, because kindness matters now more than ever,” added MP Barrett.

The Kindness Week Act was sponsored by MP Barrett in the House of Commons and received Royal Assent on June 3, 2021 to become law in Canada, designating every third week in February as National Kindness Week.