Did you know that kindness is contagious?

The positive effects of kindness are experienced in the brain of everyone who witnessed the act, improving their mood and making them significantly more likely to “pay it forward.” This means one good deed in a crowded area can create a domino effect and improve the day of dozens of people! Jamil Zaki, Assistant Professor of Psychology at Stanford University for Scientific American, July 26, 2016


On February 17th, 2020 will be the day the world turns kind.  Ray Day kicks off our week-long kindness celebration- RAK Week which will be help February 16-23, 2020.

November 1, 2019 will be the last year we celebrate Random Act of Kindness Day in November.  We encourage you to use the Kindness Ideas we have listed, join the Facebook group RAKyxe , and share kindness throughout the community.

Stay tuned for more details on Random Act of Kindness Week in February!

What is Random Act of Kindess Day (RAKyxe)?

It is a city wide celebration of kindness promoting a ‘pay it forward’ movement in the community that takes place annually. It is not a fundraising activity and no solicitation occurs during this event. RAK Day is meant to be a fun and simple way to encourage unexpected moments of kindness in our community.

How does it work?

Do something nice for someone and ask nothing more than for that person to pay it forward.

Not sure how to show your kindness? Get a group together and plan a neighbourhood clean-up. Volunteer at a charity. Shovel someone’s walk. Compliment a stranger. We have a list of 101 Acts of Kindness to get your started.

Here is another list of ways to bring kindness into your every day life


Want to incorporate it into your lesson plans?  Check out these resources!

We would love to promote the good work you are doing on our social media channels on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram so make sure to use #RAKyxe and follow @RAKSaskatoon on Twitter and Instagram!

To participate there is no need to register, simply show kindness to others.

Be Social and Help Kindness Spread!

Please feel free to connect and share your RAK Day experiences online using #RAKyxe.

Facebook – #RAKyxe
Twitter – @RAKsaskatoon
Instagram – @RAKsaskatoon