November 28, 2019
Can you believe there's only one month left in this decade? I know, I can't believe it either.
While there is so much hype around Black Friday and holiday shopping, your Humanist Canada board has been reflecting on the ways we've tried to make a difference in the lives of our fellow humans. It's the perfect time of year to give back to our humanist community before 2020, reels us into the future.
Humanist Canada has embraced the global movement for giving and volunteering called
GivingTuesday. It takes place each year after Black Friday. This year it's Tuesday, December 3rd, the "Opening day of the giving season," it's a time when charities, companies and individuals join together and rally for favourite causes. In the same way that retailers take part in Black Friday, the giving community comes together for GivingTuesday.
GivingTuesday harnesses the potential of social media and the generosity of people around the world to bring about real change in their communities; it provides a platform for them to encourage the donation of time, resources and talents to address local challenges. It also brings together the collective power of a unique blend of partners - nonprofits, civic organizations, businesses and corporations, as well as families and individuals - to encourage and amplify small acts of kindness. Across Canada and around the world, GivingTuesday unites communities by sharing our capacity to care for and empower one another. We're sending out reminders, and we would love it if you could make Humanist Canada one of your preferred causes this year.
Martin Frith, President
on behalf of the Board