Civility Awareness Day

May is International Civility Awareness Month.  Not many are aware of this so I contacted the city of Ottawa and, after completing what I call the whereas, whereas document, May 17 has been proclaimed Civility Awareness Day.  Here is the official proclamation.

Civility Awareness Day Proclamation

In recognition of Civility Awareness Day I am compiling a list of things that boost civility in our society.  It is designed to make people think of the state of civility in our world – awareness.  From holding doors open for others to mud-free political ads.

Add your civility boosters as a comment to this blog and your name will be entered into a draw for a copy of  The Power of Civility of which I am a co-author.  That draw will be on Civility Awareness Day, May 17.

Submit your civility boosters as a comment for a chance to win!

For more information on the Power of Civility visit my website at and click on Power of Civility Book in the menu.

About etiquetteottawa

Founder and Owner of the Protocol School Of Ottawa
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4 Responses to Civility Awareness Day

  1. Civility Booster: When in company, whether with a family member, friend, business acquaintance or chance encounter, please give them your undivided attention. Cut short cell phone calls and remove the buds of your MP3 player.

  2. Civility can be as simple as asking the person on the other end of the line if you’ve reached them at a convenient time before launching into conversation when you phone them. It also means honouring your commitments -always do what you said you’d do, when you said you’d do it, and do it to the absolute best of your ability.

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