Jan
22
Wed
Alliance Breakfast Meeting @ Dawe Community Centre
Jan 22 @ 8:45 am – 11:00 am
Jan
27
Mon
Family Literacy Day
Jan 27 all-day
Family Literacy Day

Family Literacy Day is a national awareness initiative created by ABC Life Literacy Canada in 1999 and held annually on January 27 to raise awareness of the importance of reading and engaging in other literacy-related activities as a family. (abclifeliteracy.ca)

Feb
1
Sat
Black History Month
Feb 1 – Feb 28 all-day
Black History Month

Every February, Canadians are invited to participate in Black History Month festivities and events that honour the legacy of Black Canadians, past and present.

Feb
4
Tue
World Cancer Day
Feb 4 all-day
World Cancer Day

World Cancer Day is the one singular initiative under which the entire world can unite together in the fight against the global cancer epidemic.

Feb
20
Thu
World Day of Social Justice
Feb 20 all-day
World Day of Social Justice

“On World Day of Social Justice, we reaffirm our commitment to social change and to ensuring that the rights and dignity of all human beings—in Canada and around the world—are equal.” (Global Affairs Canada)

Mar
8
Sun
International Women’s Day
Mar 8 – Mar 9 all-day
International Women's Day

A day when women are recognized for their achievements.  International Women’s Day first emerged from the activities of labour movements at the turn of the twentieth century in North America and across Europe. The theme for this year is “Think equal, build smart, innovate for change”.

Mar
18
Wed
March Alliance Meeting @ Dawe Community Centre
Mar 18 @ 8:45 am – 11:00 am
Mar
20
Fri
Digital Literacy Fair @ TBA
Mar 20 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
May
15
Fri
International Day of Families
May 15 all-day
International Day of Families

The International Day of Families provides an opportunity to promote awareness of issues relating to families and to increase knowledge of the social, economic and demographic processes affecting them.It has inspired a series of awareness-raising events, including national family days. In many countries, this day is an opportunity to highlight different areas of interest and importance to families.

Jun
15
Mon
World Elder Abuse Awareness Day
Jun 15 all-day
World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

It is an official United Nations International Day acknowledging the significance of elder abuse as a public health and human rights issue. Let’s honour this landmark and continue raising public awareness of elder abuse with events across the country.