Jun
15
Sat
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.

Jun
20
Thu
World Refugee Day
Jun 20 all-day
World Refugee Day

On World Refugee Day, held every year on June 20th, we commemorate the strength, courage and perseverance of millions of refugees.

Jul
30
Tue
International Day of Friendship
Jul 30 all-day
International Day of Friendship

The International Day of Friendship is a United Nations (UN) day that promotes the role that friendship plays in promoting peace in many cultures. It is observed on July 30 each year

Aug
9
Fri
International Day of the World’s Indigenous People
Aug 9 all-day
International Day of the  World's Indigenous People

In its resolution 49/214 of December 23rd, 1994, the General Assembly designated August 9th to be observed as International Day of the World’s Indigenous People every year during the International Decade. This occasion will be used by the United Nations to draw attention to indigenous issues and societies. It represents an opportunity for Governments, non-governmental organizations and other interested groups to organize activities which raise awareness about indigenous people and their cultures.

Aug
19
Mon
World Humanitarian Day
Aug 19 all-day
World Humanitarian Day

World Humanitarian Day (WHD) is held every year on 19 August to pay tribute to aid workers who risk their lives in humanitarian service, and to rally support for people affected by crises around the world.

Sep
30
Mon
Orange Shirt Day
Sep 30 all-day
Orange Shirt Day

September 30th has been declared Orange Shirt Day annually, in recognition of the harm the residential school system did to children’s sense of self-esteem and well being, and as an affirmation of our commitment to ensure that everyone around us matters.

Oct
1
Tue
National Seniors Day
Oct 1 all-day
National Seniors Day

This is an occasion where all Canadians can join in celebrating older adults across Canada – whether a parent, a co-worker, a neighbour, or a friend. It is easy to show your respect and gratitude for the older adults in your life. There are many options to thank the seniors in your life for all of their hard work and show them just how much they’re appreciated.

Oct
2
Wed
International Day of Non-Violence
Oct 2 all-day
International Day of Non-Violence

The International Day is an occasion to “disseminate the message of non-violence, including through education and public awareness”.

International Day of Non-Violence
Oct 2 all-day
International Day of Non-Violence

The International Day is an occasion to “disseminate the message of non-violence, including through education and public awareness”.

Oct
10
Thu
World Mental Health Day
Oct 10 all-day
World Mental Health Day

World Mental Health Day is a day for global mental health education, awareness and advocacy. An initiative of the World Federation for Mental Health to raise public awareness of mental health issues worldwide.