Giving Tuesday 2020

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The start of the giving season

Today is the start of Giving Tuesday, the global day dedicated to generosity and giving of all types. Giving Tuesday is a global giving movement for giving and volunteering, taking place each year after Black Friday/Cyber Monday. The “Opening day of the giving season,” is a time when charities, businesses and individuals across Canada and in 150 countries join together and rally for their favourite causes. In the same way that retailers take part in Black Friday/Cyber Monday, the giving community comes together for GivingTuesday and unites people to support and champion the causes they believe in. Small Businesses are the lifeblood of our communities, as the places we work, eat, shop, play and gather. With shutdowns around the world because of COVID-19, small businesses are uniquely affected by the global pandemic, but are still standing up for their communities and their workers through generosity and action. On GivingTuesday, small businesses around the world will once again rally together for those in need.

Originally created in 2012 by the Belfer Center for Innovation and Social Impact in New York City, Giving Tuesday or, more appropriately #GivingTuesday, is a global initiative that aims to harness the power of social media and the generosity of people around the world to bring about real change in their communities and stimulate charitable giving. GivingTuesday provides a platform for people 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.

Join the movement

Millions of Canadians are joining the global movement. Give to a cause you care about this GivingTuesday by donating at Canada Helps. GivingTuesday unites communities by sharing our capacity to care for and empower one another.

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