September 11, 2014 – Ottawa, ON – Department of Justice Canada
Today, Justice Minister Peter MacKay marked Canada’s fourth annual National Day of Service which honours the incredible acts of courage, sacrifice, and kindness shown by Canadians following the tragic events of 9/11. On this day, all Canadians are encouraged to demonstrate compassion to those in need by engaging in charitable activities - whether through fundraisers, community service, or in kind - for worthy causes across the country.
The Minister marked the day by meeting employees in the Department of Justice’s Ontario Regional Office, coinciding with the launch of the 2014 Government of Canada Workplace Charitable Campaign (GCWCC). The campaign is a program developed exclusively for federal public servants and federal retirees that takes place in federal government workplaces across Canada from September to December and allows all public servants to give back to their communities, above and beyond their day-to-day official duties.
In addition to their important donations, Minister MacKay also encouraged Justice Canada employees to get involved and volunteer. In particular, he noted the contributions of Justice Canada lawyers to the department’s pro bono program, which allows them to pursue and meet their personal goals and professional obligation to give back directly to their communities through pro bono legal activities.
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