Mar
8
Mon
International Women’s Day
Mar 8 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”.

May
15
Sat
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
Tue
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
Sun
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
1
Thu
International Day of Friendship
Jul 1 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
Mon
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
Thu
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
1
Wed
Orange Shirt Day
Sep 1 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
Fri
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
Sat
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”.