September 11 is a federally recognized Day of Service in both Canada and the United States. We are a charitable foundation whose purpose is to honour and celebrate Canadians who serve their communities. The foundation’s goal is to bring attention to all the wonderful work Canadians do for their neighbours and communities.
Be a part of the National Day of Service to honor the heroes and volunteers who make a difference – every day!
In September 2001, Canadians, in particular in Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, and British Columbia demonstrated the soul of Canada by their selfless welcome of stranded passengers in the aftermath of 9/11. Every day since then, and every day for years to come, so many Canadians have shown and will continue to demonstrate what it means to be a part of Canada. We get out there to make a difference for others! We step up in times of catastrophe and hardship, floods, forest fires, ice storms and the force of evil…….and pitch in, every day to improve the lives of those less fortunate and those who suddenly become Victims. That is what being Canadian means.
On National Day of Service, we ask Canadians to dedicate their customary charitable activities to the memory of all Canadian Victims of terror and to the spirit of resilience and healing. Whatever your favourite volunteer engagement is, we simply ask that on September 11th. every year, you carry it out with the knowledge that it is truly the best living legacy we in Canada can leave for the Canadians who perished on 9/11.
Consider performing a random act of kindness for first responders and other rescue personnel and those who give of themselves in charity and community service every day.
It takes a second to shatter someone’s life forever… it takes the rest of a lifetime to rebuild it. CNDSF is an active partner with other organizations and charities. In 2017, we are partnering with the Pay it Forward 9/11 initiative. We encourage all Canadians to do good deeds, performs service projects or make a donation to their favourite charity.