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Equity and Human Rights Calendar

January

19 - Martin Luther King Day

27 - Family Literacy Day

27 - International Day of Commemoration of Honour the Victims of the Holocaust

 

February

Black History Month

Third Monday * Family Day

14 - Pink Triangle Day

17 - Heritage Day

20 - World Day of Social Justice

 

March

8 - International Women's Day

20 - International Francophone Day

21 - International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

22 - World Water Day

 

April

7 – World Health Day

13 - Day of Pink, Anti-Bullying Day            

22 – International Mother Earth Day

28 – National Day of Mourning

 

May

Sexual Abuse/Assault Prevention Month

1st Full week * North American Occupational Health and Safety Week

1st week  * International Youth Week

1st Week * Nat’l Mental Health Week

After Victoria Day * Aboriginal Awareness Week

1 – May Day

3 – World Press Freedom Day

12 – Canada Health Day

15 – International Day of Families

17 – International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia

21 – World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development

25 – National Missing Children’s Day

 

June

1st Week * Canadian Environment Week

1 – Injured Workers’ Day

5 – World Environment Day

20 – World Refugee Day

21 – National Aboriginal Day

26 – International Day of Support of Victims of Torture

27 – Canadian Multiculturalism Day

 

July

1 – Canada Day

18 – Nelson Mandela Int’l Day

 

August

9 – International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

12 – International Youth Day

19 – World Humanitarian Day

 

September

1st Monday * Labour Day

8 – International Literacy Day

21 – International Day of Peace

23 – Bi Visibility Day

Last Sunday * Police and Peace Officers’ National Memorial Day

 

October

Child Abuse Awareness Month

Women’s History Month

Healthy Workplace Month

1st week * Mental Illness Awareness Week

2nd Week * National Citizenship Week

2nd Week * National Family Week

3rd Week * Amnesty International Week

10 – World Mental Health Day

11 – National Coming Out Day

17 – International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

18 – National Persons Day

24 – United Nations Day and World Development Information Day

26 – Intersex Awareness Day

 

November

Woman Abuse Prevention Month (Ontario)

2nd Week * National Veterans’ Week

11 – Remembrance Day

16 – International Day of Tolerance

20 – Transgendered Day of Remembrance

20 – National Child’s Day

25 – International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

25 Nov. to 6 Dec. – National White Ribbon Campaign (Men against Men’s Violence Against Women)

 

December

1 – World AIDS Day

2 – International Day for the Abolition of Slavery

3 – International Day for Persons with Disabilities

6 – National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

10 – International Human Rights Day