How will you pay it forward?

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. Sharing words of encouragement, saying hello to a neighbour, writing a poem for a friend – these are all the kinds of acts that citizens “pay forward” on this special day.

The Victoria Foundation has been leading this special day since 2015, including encouraging businesses and non-profits to take part.

Random Acts of Kindness Day 2022

Now more than ever we need a little kindness in our lives. Join the Victoria Foundation on February 17th in celebrating National Random Act of Kindness Day! There are lots of ways to get involved:

Get creative

Take some time to think about your friends, family, workplace or classroom. What could you do to put a smile on someone’s face?

Need ideas?

Check these lists for 22 COVID-friendly ways for both children and everyone to spread kindness!

Help us spread the Word!

Share our poster within your networks or place one at the counter of your place of business. Let’s all help to spread kindness in Greater Victoria!

And for those who receive kindness, please share your photos and messages on social media, tagging the Victoria Foundation and using #RAKdayYYJ. Email if you would like more information.

Colouring Contest

Random Acts of Kindness Day 2022

In celebration of Random Acts of Kindness Day, we invited anyone under 12 years old to colour this image and submit for a chance to win a $50 Support Local e-Gift Card. We also helped them pay it forward by making a $100 donation in their name to a Greater Victoria registered charity of your choice.

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2021 Colouring Contest Winner

Abbey, age 7, is the winner of our 2022 colouring contest. She received a $50 Support Local e-Gift Card and chose the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation as the recipient of a $100 in her name.

All submitted artwork will be digitally sent to residents of care homes in our region, to brighten their day! You can see the 2022 submissions here.

2022 Random Acts of Kindness Day Colouring Contest

Special thanks to our partner:

Learn more about Random Act of Kindness Day