Bill 285 Original (PDF)


The Bill proclaims the third week in October each year as Non-Profit Sector Appreciation Week.

Bill 285 2021

An Act to proclaim Non-Profit Sector Appreciation Week


Ontario’s non-profit sector is a major contributor to economic growth, innovation and job creation. 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 unlike police, firefighters and medical personnel, 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 October each year is proclaimed as Non-Profit Sector Appreciation Week.


2 This Act comes into force on the day it receives Royal Assent.

Short title

3 The short title of this Act is the Non-Profit Sector Appreciation Week Act, 2021.