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.

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 21 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

If you missed the contest, you can still download our colouring page and send it directly to someone you care about to put a smile on their face!

Congratulations to everyone that entered the Victoria Foundation and Black Press Media colouring contest! Vivian K. – age 9 is the winner of our $50 gift card to Bolen Books and $100 for the registered charity of her choice. You can meet Vivian, and learn which charity she selected, by watching this video on CHEK TV.

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


Random Act of Kindness Day 2021

Special thanks to our partner:


$50 gift card donated by:

Bolen Books Victoria

Learn more about Random Act of Kindness Day