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David Johnston launches My Giving Moment campaign

Governor General, David Johnston, wants everyone to take a moment to give. What each person gives is up to them and it certainly doesn’t have to be anything grandiose.

David Johnston

Johnston launched the new campaign called My Giving Moment last month as a way to inspire Canadians to give back to their communities.

The act could be something as small as buying somebody a cup of coffee or donating to a local food bank.

“I believe that the key to a smarter, more caring Canada lies in helping more of us discover what we have to give,” a note from Johnston says on the campaign’s website.

My Giving Moment celebrates the generosity of Canada while encouraging more of it. And then it encourages people to share the story of their giving moment on the website Some of the stories currently on the website tell of people donating books to people volunteering at no kill shelters.

“My Giving Moment will help Canadians seize these moments, and then act upon them. It will help more of us give something, whether big or small, and whether it involves time, skills, or money,” Johnston writes on the website.

There’s also a section that suggests possibilities for people’s giving moments, in case they need a little inspiration in exactly how to give back.

To learn more about the campaign, check out

Geographic location: Canada

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  • Duggan
    December 08, 2013 - 16:51

    I wish he would be kind and give away flights on his taxpayer funded private Challenger jet to the sick or elderly.