February 22, 2022
In honour of the Not-for-profit sector recognition week
As you know, the Ontario government recently passed the “Not-for-Profit Sector Recognition Act” that declared the third week of February as a time to honour the not-for-profit sector and the valuable work that not-for-profit agencies perform in the fabric of Ontario society. I hope you have found the events and messages of thanks so far this week motivating and encouraging signs of your importance to so many people. As we have come to the close of this week, I want to provide some commentary from my perspective of the importance of all of you connected with Broadview Village and our broader publics.
Broadview Village, and The Salvation Army as a whole, have been so effective and impactful because of you…
People are at the heart of everything we do and everything we accomplish.
Please accept my thanks for everything you do, and take some time to thank those around you, for everything we are able to accomplish together.
After all, it all comes down to the people who are at the heart of the Village!
God Bless you all.
Art Mathews, Executive Director – London Village and Broadview Village
Dear Broadview Village Family,
I can’t express enough to all of you how much our family appreciates and recognizes the important and beautiful work you do. Your selflessness in working with people in our community brings tears to my eyes when I think of what you give to help make the lives of the ones we love so much that much better.
I smile every time D’Arcy goes to “work” in the morning knowing she is in caring, loving hands for the day – looked after by a team of professionals who entered this sector because they knew it was the right thing to do.
God bless you, everyday, for the sacrifices you make to continue doing this job and for the love and care you give to my child. We are all better for people like you.
I wish I could shout it from the rooftops and mountains….but for now, it is on the dashboard of my car and the front window of my house so people can see how proud my family is to know people like you!!!
Please stay safe and secure in the knowledge that families like mine will forever be grateful to you and your family for what you provide and do. You are simply the best.
Bill 9, which was championed by MPP Wai through a Private Members Bill, will see the Nonprofit Sector Week of Appreciation take place the third week of February in perpetuity. The first Appreciation Week will take place from February 14-20, 2022.
The week is intended to recognize the exceptional individuals in the nonprofit sector whose work transforms the lives of individuals, families, and communities, as they work alongside communities.
(See the bill below)
Legislative Assembly of Ontario
2ND SESSION, 42ND LEGISLATURE, ONTARIO
70 ELIZABETH II, 2021
(Chapter 36 of the Statutes of Ontario, 2021)
An Act to proclaim Non-Profit Sector Appreciation Week
Mrs. D. Wai
1st Reading October 6, 2021
2nd Reading October 26, 2021
3rd Reading December 6, 2021
Royal Assent December 9, 2021
Ontario’s non-profit sector is a major contributor to innovation, job creation and the economy. Its one million professionals, driven by their mission, are experts in delivering social, economic and environmental solutions, especially at the local community level. They enrich our quality of life by promoting mental and physical health, social equity, education, the arts, sports and recreation, the environment, child development, senior care and much more. They serve millions of Ontarians every year in every corner of the province.
Their work is indispensable and heroic, but it is all too often invisible. The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the remarkable contributions of the essential services provided by the non-profit sector, which relies on funding and volunteers. Their public service deserves to be recognized and honoured.
Therefore, Her Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Ontario,
enacts as follows:
Non-Profit Sector Appreciation Week
1 The third week in February each year is proclaimed as Non-Profit Sector Appreciation Week.
2 This Act comes into force on the day it receives Royal Assent.
3 The short title of this Act is the Non-Profit Sector Appreciation Week Act, 2021.
This Explanatory Note was written as a reader’s aid to Bill 9 and doe s not form part of the law.
Bill 9 has been enacted as Chapter 36 of the Statutes of Ontario, 2021.
The Bill proclaims the third week in February each year as Non-Profit Sector Appreciation Week.