Days of Significance

Explore these days of significance that raise awareness about creating a more equitable, inclusive, and just community.

While these days and months are important reminders to honour diversity and learn about history and adversity, we must also be mindful of continuously educating ourselves and taking action.

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Important to Note

There are many holy days associated with various faiths and the absence of such dates on this list should not be interpreted to mean they are not significant or valued.

This list is not meant to be comprehensive or exhaustive and every attempt has been made to ensure its accuracy. This is a fluid calendar and updates and changes are made throughout the year.

Calendar

January
January 1-31

Tamil Heritage Month

January 8

National Day of Remembrance for Victims of Air Disasters — Remembering those lost on Flight PS752

January 24

World Day for African and Afrodescendant Culture

January 27

International Holocaust Remembrance Day

January 29

National Day of Remembrance of the Quebec City Mosque Attack and Action Against Islamophobia

February
February 1-28
Black History Month
February 5-10

International Week

February 20
Family Day
March
March 1-31

Francophonie Month

Irish Heritage Month

March 8

International Women's Day

March 13-17

U of A Pride Week

March 21

International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

March 31

Indigenous Languages Day

International Transgender Day of Visibility

April
April 1-30

Genocide Remembrance, Condemnation and Prevention Month

Sikh Heritage Month

April 12

International Day of Pink (anti-bullying and anti-homophobia)

April 27

Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day)

May
May 1-31

Asian Heritage Month

Canadian Jewish Heritage Month

May 5

Dutch Heritage Day

National Day of Awareness for MMIWG2S

May 17

International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia

May 22

Victoria Day

June
June 1-30

Filipino Heritage Month

Italian Heritage Month

Launch of Pride Season

National Indigenous History Month

Portuguese Heritage Month

June 21

National Indigenous Peoples Day

June 24

Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day

June 27

Canadian Multiculturalism Day

July
July 1-31
Disability Pride Month
July 1
Canada Day
August
August 15
National Acadian Day
August 23

Treaty 6 Recognition Day

September
September 2nd week

Mennonite Heritage Week

September 4th week

Gender Equality Week

September 30

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation / Orange Shirt Day (Canada)

October
October 1-31

Canadian Islamic History Month

German Heritage Month

National Latin American Heritage Month

Women’s History Month

October 1

National Seniors Day

October 10

World Mental Health Day

October 11

International Day of the Girl Child

October 18

Persons Day

November
November 5-11

Veterans' Week

November 7

Inuit Day

November 8

Indigenous Veterans Day

November 11

Remembrance Day

November 16

Louis Riel Day

November 20

National Child Day

Transgender Day of Remembrance

November 20-26

Canada History Week

November 4th Saturday

Holodomor Memorial Day

November 25 - 30

16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence (November 25 - December 10)

December
December 1 - 10

16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence (November 25 - December 10)

December 3

International Day of Persons with Disabilities

December 6

National Day of Remembrance of Action on Violence Against Women

December 10

Human Rights Day

December 14

Anniversary of the Truth and Reconciliation Final Report

International, National, and Provincial Dates