Random Act of Kindness Day 2016

Random Act of Kindness Day® is November 4, 2016.

How will you pay it forward?

We’ve all had those moments. Nothing seems to be going right. You’re lost in your worries, barely noticing the world around you. And then one simple act of kindness – from a stranger, a friend, a co-worker – brightens your day.

The Victoria Foundation is inviting everyone to help inspire smiles with Random Act of Kindness Day® on Friday, November 4.

Since 2008, this special day has brought Canadian communities together by engaging citizens in small acts of kindness and generosity.

The message is simple: do something nice for someone and ask nothing in return, except that they do something nice for someone else. It doesn’t have to cost a cent. Holding open a door, sharing words of encouragement, saying hello to a neighbour – these are all the kinds of acts that citizens “pay forward” on this special day.

Help us promote RAK Day

Download a poster or get ideas for 101 Random Acts of Kindness.

Get involved

Share your random acts of kindness via social media. Tag the Victoria Foundation (@VicFoundation on Twitter, @victoriafoundation on Instagram) and use the hashtag #RAKdayYYJ .

If you’d like to share this event with your workplace, classroom, friends or family, please contact us for posters and cards to hand out.

Share with your students

We have Random Act of Kindness packages for both elementary and high school levels (click on images below to download). If you’d like to share this event with your students please contact us and sign-up so that we can mention you on our social media channels!

High Schools:

Info Package (8.5 x 11)





Elementary Schools:

Info Package (8.5 x 11)

Kindness Quotes (8.5 x 11)



School Rocks (8.5 x 11)

Story Starter (8.5 x 11)





Smiley Face Cards ( 8.5 x 11)



















Smiley Face Cards are for your students to decorate, colour and share positive messages. On Friday, November 4, we will have Kindness Krews throughout the region visiting retirement homes across Greater Victoria and distributing them to seniors to give them a smile!

If you would like any of these materials, or the Kindess Cards, mailed to your school please contact us.

For more information about Random Act of Kindness Day®, please phone us at 250.381.5532 or email rmojeed@victoriafoundation.bc.ca.

A special thank you to our Victoria Random Act of Kindness Day® community partners:

Times Colonist         Island Savings