CANADIAN NATIONAL DAY OF SERVICE FOUNDATION

The Canadian National Day of Service Foundation was established in January 2013 with the aim of building activities to recognize and leverage the spirit of volunteerism in Canada.  We are a charitable foundation whose purpose is to honor and celebrate Canadians who serve their communities in official and unofficial ways.

 

National Day of Service was declared on September 11, 2011 by Prime Minister Stephen Harper to give a positive focus to a tragic date. The foundation’s goal is to bring attention to all the wonderful work Canadians do for their neighbours and communities.

 

Canada officially recognizes September 11 as our National Day of Service (PDF version of Bill S-209).

 

Harper designates 9-11 as day of service to commemorate terror attacks

 

Statement by the Prime Minister on the anniversary of 9/11 and the National Day of Service

 

“In observance of the National Day of Service and Remembrance in the US we pause to remember the lives of those lost and injured as a result of terrorism on 9/11and worldwide”. Maureen and her son Brennan are seen here joining 9/11 Day in New York City  –  “We honour the many who have risen in service to help victims in need and defend our freedoms. And we pay tribute each 9/11 through our personal acts and expressions of kindness, unity and good deeds”.
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Watch CNDSF Founder, Maureen Basnicki, featured on Salt + Light TV’s “Witness“.

Read more about the episode, Maureen and Kevin here.